Better technology, faster communication and continual changes in the international economy has seen increases in overseas investment into Australia.

At the same time, many Australian companies continue to grow into global entities and invest on the international stage. This has been encouraged by trade agreements between nations that drive trade, but, in some cases, are also tempered by specific investment rules. With a large number of existing international clients and Australian clients deciding to take on the global economy, Hall & Wilcox’s long established International Team has expertise and experience to support these companies.

Our team has advised on hundreds of cross-border transactions and disputes over many years. As an independent firm, we have the flexibility to work with clients and other firms from around the world. We have several international desks led by partners and senior lawyers who are native speakers and understand first-hand the commercial and legal issues of doing business in that country.

Our international companies we work with


International recognition


Chambers Asia Pacific 2018

Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 ranks our sports law practice (band 1) and Insurance practice (band 4) and employment law (other noted firm) and financial services regulation (other noted firm). Six Hall & Wilcox partners are ranked as leading individuals in their respective areas.


Hall & Wilcox Best Lawyers 2018

32 Hall & Wilcox lawyers are ranked in the 10th edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia as published in Australian Financial Review. The recognised lawyers come from a variety of different practice areas including commercial law, superannuation, employment law, insurance law and litigation.


The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Hall & Wilcox expertise has been recognised in eight practice areas by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. The ranked areas include banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment, insurance, real estate, tax, corporate/M&A restructuring and insolvency.

Experience snapshot

Sealed Air Corporate

Acting for the global packaging giant, famous for inventing Bubble Wrap®, in relation to the Australian aspects of the sale of its Diversey Care division. The global value of the deal is USD$3.2 billion.

Lonely Planet

Acting for travel information company Lonely Planet founders, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, on the sale of a 75% interest in Lonely Planet to BBC Worldwide.

Sauber Motorsport AG

Acting in high-profile and urgent proceedings brought by former driver Giedo van der Garde immediately prior to the 2015 Melbourne Grand Prix.

APN Property Group

Acting on bilateral and syndicated cross border facility agreements for 36 retail properties in seven European countries, including Germany and Austria.

Baxters Foods

Advising a large Scottish food manufacturing company on acquisitions and the establishment of manufacturing in Australia.

Wengfu (Group) Co. Ltd

Acting for a Chinese State Owned Enterprise in its proposed acquisition of an Australian fertiliser distribution business.

Einhell Germany AG

Advising on the acquisition of the Ozito group of companies.

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