Hall & Wilcox appoints a further six new partners and five senior lawyers

​Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox is pleased to announce six new partner appointments, which will further bolster the firm’s strengths in litigation, tax, projects, financial services, corporate and its China practice.

The six new partners comprise four internal and two lateral appointments, bringing total partner numbers to 52 across Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle.

Managing Partner of Hall & Wilcox, Tony Macvean, said each of the appointments would bring something special to the firm. “The new partners are each high-calibre appointments and will be a great asset to our clients. Mostly, they are all great people.

“The internal appointments reflect the quality of the talent coming through the firm, while our ability to attract quality talent from outside remains strong.”

Internal partner appointments (as at 1 July 2015):

Eugene Chen, Partner, Financial Services and Head of the China Practice

Tom McMahon, Partner, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Private Clients

James Morvell, Partner, Corporate

Natasha Toholka, Partner, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Lateral partner appointments:

Mark Dessi, Partner, Projects (commencing 13 July 2015). Mark was most recently a Senior Legal Counsel at Jemena

In addition to the six partners announced, the firm has also promoted two new special counsel and three new senior associates (as at 1 July 2015):

Frank Hinoporos, Special Counsel, Taxation

Elisabeth Pickthall, Special Counsel, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Ben Cotter, Senior Associate, Property & Projects

Mark Lebbon, Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial and Sports & Entertainment

Gemma Weiss, Senior Associate, Commercial Dispute Resolution


Emma Woolley

Partner & Head of Family Office Advisory

Karl Rozenbergs

Partner & Co-Lead, Health & Community

Ben Hamilton

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

James Deady

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

John Bassilios

Partner & Fintech and Blockchain Lead

Matthew Curll

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Melanie Smith

Director – Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Nathan Kennedy

Partner, Head of Pro Bono & Community and ESG Co-Lead

William Moore

Partner & Head of Private Clients Advisory

Mark Dessi

Partner & Energy Co-Lead

Katie McKenzie

Director – People & Culture

James Bull

Special Counsel & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Desk

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Co-Lead, Health & Community

Jordon Lee


Geoff Benson


Meg Lee

Partner & ESG Co-Lead

John Gray

Partner, Technology & Digital Economy Co-Lead and NSW Government Co-Lead

Harvey Duckett


Luke Denham


Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Jemima Whiteman


Bradley White


Sarah Khan


Audrey Leahy

Special Counsel & Head of Irish Desk

Marie Mitilineos


Gloria Tam


Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Eden Winokur

Partner & Head of Cyber

Sheldon Fu


James Pavlidis


Claire Bourke


Chloe Taylor


Silvana Brcina


Daphne Schilizzi


Andrew Banks


Isabella Urso


Jessica Liu


Amelia Spratt


Lisa Ziegert

Director – Client Solutions

David Cooper

Partner & Energy Co-Lead

Luke Raams


Emma McDonald


Carl Ayers


Maddison Reznik

Senior Associate & Trade Marks Attorney

Rebecca Dodd


Gretel Burns


Ruby Hunt

Pro Bono & Community Co-ordinator