Denes Blazer

Contact Details




Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Class Actions and Representative Proceedings
  • Commercial
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Corporations law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Inquests and inquiries
  • Regulatory proceedings


I practice predominantly in commercial litigation (including class actions) and civil regulatory investigations and proceedings (concerning the Corporations Act, ASIC Act and CCA).

My practice spans Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

I started my career at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office in the criminal law practice group, before spending about 10 years in commercial practice at the international law firm, Allen & Overy LLP.

My experience highlights include acting for:

  • a global investment bank in a multi-party class action alleging cartel conduct in the FX market – [2021] FCA 36;
  • three company directors in a multi-party class action – [2021] FCA 829;
  • an executive director of a multi-national company in multi-party civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC – (No 2) [2022] FCA 184 and [2020] FCA 1721;
  • ASIC in civil penalty proceedings against Westpac Banking Corporation – [2022] FCA 515;
  • ASIC in civil penalty proceedings against Firstmac Limited – ASIC v Firstmac;
  • both ASIC and persons the subject of investigation, in respect of various confidential ASIC investigations;
  • the CDPP in a criminal cartel prosecution – CDPP v CFMMEU & Anor;
  • a respondent to an application by ASIC for urgent interim travel restraints – ASIC v Nicholas & Anor; and
  • Court appointed receivers resisting the setting aside of a bankruptcy notice.

Degrees and Accreditations

  • BA/LLB (Hons) Macquarie University


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