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Yves Hazan- Hazan Hollander law firm Sydney


Partner and Advocate


Yves Hazan is a Partner and Advocate at Hazan Hollander. He qualified at the University of New South Wales with double degrees in Computer Science, BSc(Computer Science) and Bachelor of Laws, LLB. He is Legal Practitioner and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia. Yves specialises in intellectual property, commercial litigation, commercial and technology law.

He is recognised as a strategist in commercial negotiations and litigation, bringing his substantial legal experience and technical expertise to a broad range of commercial issues including, commercial disputes, IP, patent, copyright and trade mark litigation. He is also an experienced negotiator and has successfully resolved many complex commercial and IP disputes. He has been instrumental in heading Australian teams in world wide litigation, including in the trade marks (the Budweiser trade mark dispute), patent area for the pharmaceutical industry (the Murex and Chiron patent dispute), partnership and shareholders disputes, disputes over Joint Venture agreements.

He represents a wide range of clients, from company directors, banking executives, public and private companies, politicians, former politicians at both the State and Federal level, including at the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption), and many cases in a range of commercial disputes in both the Federal Court, Supreme Court, and on appeals. In the IT area, he has represented a range of technology companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Prime Computers, Solution 6 and many others. He is experienced in the legal issues that face this industry, and in achieving successful resolution of their disputes.

Yves has written widely in the area of IT Law and copyright. His comments and submissions to the Copyright Law Review Committee (CLRC) are referenced in the CLRC’s report on computer software protection and formed part of their recommendations.

Contact Yves Hazan: By Email or telephone (02) 9233 4266.

Peter Whitehead - Hazan Hollander Law Firm Sydney




Peter Whitehead is a Partner at Hazan Hollander. Peter qualified at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2000 with double degrees in Applied Chemistry, BSc and Bachelor of Laws, LLB with First Class Honours. He is a Legal Practitioner and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia.

Peter specialises in both litigious and non-litigious areas of intellectual property law (including trade marks, copyright, designs, patents, confidential information, passing off and contravention of s 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (previously s 52 of the Trade Practices Law)).  He also practises extensively in the areas of commercial law, commercial litigation and equity.

Peter aims to keep his clients out of Court and considers Court proceedings to be an absolute last resort. He engages a number of alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve positive outcomes for clients and has been involved in numerous private and Court ordered mediations.  Sometimes, however, Court proceedings are unavoidable and Peter has successfully acted for clients in a number of leading cases in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Australia, and the Australian Trade Marks Office, including:

Davley Building Pty Ltd v Granny Flats Australia Pty Ltd [2016] ATMO 92 (27 October 2016)

Globalscope Pty Ltd [2016] ATMO 14 (19 February 2016)

Anheuser-Busch, Inc v Budejovick Budvar, Nrodni Podnik & Ors

Wellness Pty Limited v Pro Bio Living Waters Pty Limited 

Urban Traders Pty Limited v Proceris Pty Limited

Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Limited v ThredboNet Marketing Pty Limited


Contact Peter Whitehead: By Email or telephone (02) 9233 4266.

Michael Hazan - Lawyer




Michael Hazan is an Associate at Hazan Hollander. He qualified at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra with double degrees in Finance and Bachelor of Laws, LLB. He is admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia.

He has been involved in copyright litigation, defamation, commercial disputes and litigation in the Supreme Court.


Contact Michael Hazan:  (02) 9233 4266.

Jessica Hollander - offie manager at hazan hollander



Jessica Hollander holds the position of Manager at Hazan Hollander. She assists with the strategic direction of the Firm,  the marketing and commercial considerations.  She manages the Firm’s quality assurance processes and systems.