Media Release | 28 July 2015

Hall & Wilcox makes two new internal appointments

Leading Australian independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox today announced the appointment of two new special counsel.

Eugene Chen has been appointed special counsel in the Financial Services team as well as Head of the Hall & Wilcox China practice.

James Morvell has been appointed special counsel in the Corporate & Commercial team.

Both appointments are well deserved and reflect Eugene and James’ technical and service quality.

Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner, Tony Macvean, commented:

“Eugene and James are great Hall & Wilcox people, and their promotion is reflective of the excellence they demonstrate in the advice they give and in the way they service their clients.

“Both Eugene and James have instrumental roles in the growth of Hall & Wilcox.  Eugene is leading our China practice and has an important role in our financial services practice.  James is supporting the expansion of our Corporate & Commercial and Equity Capital Markets practice, particularly Sydney and nationally.

“It is fantastic when we can make such high quality internal appointments as we have with Eugene and James.”

The appointments will be effective from 1 October 2014


Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Melanie Smith

Director - Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Rhett Slocombe

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Katie McKenzie


James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Paul O’Donnell

Consultant & Head of Energy

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor, as at 1 July 2022

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

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