2002 Law Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Oren Bigos graduated from Monash University in 1999 at the top of his class of 360 with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws with first class honours. Oren was awarded several prizes throughout his degree including the Supreme Court Prize for the best Law honours student.
Oren was awarded the Scholarship to complete a BCL and MPhil in Law at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
Studied at: University of Oxford
Oren practises primarily in corporate and commercial law. He has particular experience in corporations, insolvency, class actions, equity and trusts, property, and banking and finance. He has represented both class action plaintiffs and defendants. Oren has acted in many major corporate collapses, including Ansett, Ion, Westpoint, Bell Group, Storm Financial, Timbercorp, Great Southern and Gunns. He also has public and regulatory law experience and has acted for and against regulators.
Oren regularly appears (led and unled) for a wide range of private and government clients (including ASIC and ACCC) in proceedings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, both at first instance and appellate level. He has appeared several times in the High Court.
Before joining the Bar, Oren worked as the Associate to the Hon. Justice Finkelstein of the Federal Court, and as a solicitor at Mallesons and Freehills.
Oren won the Supreme Court Prize at Monash University. With the assistance of a Menzies Scholarship Oren completed BCL, MPhil, and DPhil degrees at Oxford University. His BCL subjects were Conflict of Laws, Restitution, International Dispute Settlement, and Global Comparative Financial Law (in which he won the prize) and he was awarded a Distinction. His doctoral thesis was on Conflict of Laws.
Oren is consulting editor of the Federal Court Reports and the Federal Law Reports, and general editor of the Corporations Law Case Analyser. He is the current author of the ‘Securities’ subtitle of The Laws of Australia.
Oren taught Corporate Insolvency in the Postgraduate Law Program at Monash University from 2007 to 2011.
Scholarship Year: 2002
Fields of Interest
Law, Civil Law