Media Release | 2 June 2021

Hall & Wilcox expands national corporate and commercial expertise with new Brisbane appointment

Hall & Wilcox has added to its Brisbane and national corporate and commercial capability with the appointment of new partner Michelle Eastwell.

Michelle is a corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in M&A, capital markets, governance advice and commercial contracting. With clients across a range of sectors, Michelle works with companies listed on the ASX and other stock exchanges as well as with unlisted companies, including emerging businesses.

While focusing on capital markets transactions and M&A, Michelle also works closely with her clients to assist with corporate governance issues and regulatory compliance, as well as negotiating significant commercial agreements and providing commercial advice on business critical issues.

Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner Tony Macvean said Michelle’s appointment was part of the firm’s strategy to build its broader commercial offering in Queensland, as well as to increase the depth of the firm’s national commercial and capital markets practice.

‘Michelle is an excellent lawyer and person, who comes from a firm that we respect. She will have a leadership role in our commercial practice in Brisbane, as well as adding strength to our national corporate and capital markets practice. We are confident that our clients will greatly benefit from Michelle’s appointment, and that Michelle will thrive in the role,’ he said.

Michelle said, ‘I am delighted to be joining Hall & Wilcox. The firm’s genuine focus on its people, delivering outstanding client outcomes and Smarter Law is impressive. I am thrilled to be taking on a leadership role in the Brisbane commercial practice and look forward to assisting with the growth of the national corporate and capital markets practice.’

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