Media Release | 24 January 2015

Hall & Wilcox advises on REA Group acquisition

​Leading Australian independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox acted for REA Group Limited in their $15 million acquisition of 1Form Online Pty Ltd, operator of market leading rental application service

Established in 2006 and with 2.3 million registered tenants, is the leading online tenancy application service in Australia and New Zealand with a comprehensive presence across a broad range of property advertising and real estate agency websites.  Following the acquisition REA Group will continue servicing real estate agency websites through and intends to expand the resource in order to streamline the entire property process making it more efficient and stress free.
The Hall & Wilcox team was led by partner Deborah Chew. Deborah was supported by partners Karl Rozenbergs and Ben Hamilton, senior associate James Deady and graduate lawyer Anthony Langford.
Deborah commented that: “Hall & Wilcox has a strong relationship with REA Group and was pleased to advise them on this strategically significant transaction.
“We have been seeing more merger and acquisition activity in the mid-market space, perhaps a sign of business confidence growing.”


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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