Michael Chaaya

  • Michael Chaaya

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Corrs Chambers Westgarth


Specialising in funds management, superannuation, trusts, insurance, financial services regulation and compliance, Michael provides regulatory and commercial advice to Australia's leading financial services entities. He is a Partner, Chair of the Corrs Financial Services Industry Division Leadership Team, and leads the regulatory financial services practice at Corrs. On behalf of his clients he works closely with key regulators including the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and the Australian Taxation Office. Michael has published widely on superannuation and financial services issues and is a regular speaker at industry conferences in Australia and abroad. Michael is recognised in many international legal directories and is described as "...technically excellent, responsive, approachable and able to deliver on commitments" (Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2015), and a leading lawyer who "provides cutting edge advice on regulatory matters" (Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015). His citations in international legal directories include the following:

  • "Leading Lawyer – Superannuation" Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013-2015
  • "Leading Lawyer - Investment Funds" Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013-2015
  • "Leading Lawyer - Financial Services Regulation" Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2012-2015
  • "Best Lawyer - Financial Institutions" Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016
  • "Best Lawyer - Funds Management" Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016
  • "Best Lawyer - Regulatory" Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016
  • "Best Lawyer - Superannuation" Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016