Michael studied Law Commerce at Melbourne University graduating with Honours degrees in both and joined Pointon Partners – a leading law firm in Melbourne immediately upon graduation in 1997 and in 2005 her was appointed a partner.

Michael leads the Employment Law practice at Pointon Partners and is the co-leader of the firm’s M&A practice.

Over the years Michael has developed a reputation for the efficient and practical way in which he represents and advises his clients.

His areas of expertise include:

Employment Law, Mergers and acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, Commercial Law, Capital raisings, Corporations Law advice, Preparation and review of commercial agreements, Preparation and review of Shareholder Agreements, Commercial Leasing, Sports Law, Establishment of not-for-profit entities and Estate Planning.


  • Honours degrees in both Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne


  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Employment and Industrial Relations Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.
  • Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.
  • Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association

Michael and his firm Pointon Partners have been APAN’s prefer legal providers.  Under Michael Bishop’s direction APAN has consistently gained quality advice and support, both in business matters, as well as through the prompt HR advice for the benefit of our members and their businesses.

We are delighted and honoured that Michael Bishop has accepted to join as a member of APAN’s National Advisory Council – Business Innovation Division.