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Michael is a lecturer in Commercial Law, Competition Law and Policy and International Insolvency Law.

After graduating in 1999, Michael worked as a lawyer with national law firm Middletons Lawyers (now K & L Gates) in Sydney from 1999 to 2006. He then worked as in-house counsel at Diageo Australia Ltd in 2006 specialising in the Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Compliance aspects of the business before starting a boutique commercial law firm in Sydney in 2007.  Michael was managing partner of the firm and also Commercial practice group head for 3 years until 2010.

Michael now teaches the LLB (Honours) and Juris Doctor courses Competition Law and Policy and Commercial Law and the LLM courses Competition Law and Policy and International Insolvency Law.  He is currently pursuing a PhD (Laws) in International Insolvency Law.


  • Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Newcastle, 02/12/1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle, 01/05/1998


Research keywords

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • International Insolvency Law

Research expertise

International Insolvency law

Commercial Law

Competition Law


  • English

Fields of Research

180117International Trade Law70
180105Commercial And Contract Law30


Michael is currently writing a book on Cross-border Insolvency in Australia with Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Dean and Head of Newcastle Law School. The book will be published in August 2015 and will fill the gap in the market for a tight, research-driven theoretical text able to be used in university courses and by practitioners, academics, judges, and policy makers who need to be across a diverse range of legal developments, principles and procedural requirements in international insolvency.

Collaborated with Dr Jeff McGee and Dr Tim Connor on an article published in the Alternative Law Journal on the effect of critical thinking on law students.


Administrative expertise

LLB Program Convenor

Co-Chair of the Law School Program Management Group


Teaching keywords

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • International Insolvency Law

Teaching expertise

Commercial Law

Competition Law

International Insolvency Law



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Journal article (2 outputs)

2014Guihot MJ, 'Putting the ┬┐Personal┬┐ Back Into Injuries: An Interpretation of Pt 3-5 of the Australian Consumer Law', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, 21 232-247 (2014) [C1]
2013McGee J, Guihot M, Connor T, 'Rediscovering Law Students as Citizens: Critical Thinking and the Public Value of Legal Education', Alternative Law Journal, 38 77-81 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: TIM CONNOR


Grants and Funding

No funding.


Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.


Mr Michael Guihot

Work Phone(02) 4921 6965
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308