Hall & Wilcox sponsors European Business launch

​Leading independent Australian business law firm Hall & Wilcox sponsored and hosted a recent launch event for European Business, an international business networking organisation which seeks to promote trade and investment between Europe and Australia.

European Business is part of the international ABIE Network, with around 1,500 members drawn from Australian companies with business interests and connections in Europe, and a wide range of European companies with reciprocal interests in Australia.

It provides a forum for companies and individuals to forge business opportunities, contacts and exchange information, according to Oliver Jankowsky, Hall & Wilcox Special Counsel and President of European Business. “The association is unique in its ability to offer business connections with the whole of Europe.

“It is strongly represented in larger European countries such as Germany, France and Britain but one of its strengths is the ability to connect with smaller European nations as well.”

European Business has a broad membership base, bringing together Australian and European business people from a variety of industries including banking, insurance, finance, manufacturing, legal, technology and service industries.

Hall & Wilcox Managing Partner, Tony Macvean, said the firm was proud to support European Business. “A strength of the European Business organisation is its business focus.

“Hall & Wilcox, via Oliver and his colleagues, has established a strong track record of advising European companies looking to do business in Australia and vice versa, including M&As and establishing subsidiaries.

“There is much to be shared between Australia and Europe when it comes to business knowledge and innovation”, Tony said.

The launch event was well attended by representatives from several European chambers of commerce and from various companies including Accenture, Ernst & Young, Seek Limited, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Sabco Australia.

Distinguished guests included Dr Mark Higgie, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister and Australian Ambassador-designate to the EU, Belgium, Luxemburg and NATO.


Emma Woolley

Partner & Head of Family Office Advisory

Karl Rozenbergs

Partner and Co-Lead Health & Care

Ben Hamilton

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 Leader

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 and Co-Lead Health & Care

Jordon Lee


Geoff Benson


Meg Lee

Partner & ESG Co-Lead

John Gray

Partner 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

Nicole Tumiati

Partner & Retail & Consumer Goods Leader

Marie Mitilineos


Gloria Tam


Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Eden Winokur

Partner & Head of Cyber

Jennifer Degotardi

Partner & NSW Government Co-Lead

Sheldon Fu


Claire Bourke


Silvana Brcina


Daphne Schilizzi


Andrew Banks


Isabella Urso


Jessica Liu


Amelia Spratt


Lisa Ziegert

Director – Client Solutions

Luke Raams


Emma McDonald


Carl Ayers


Maddison Reznik

Senior Associate & Trade Marks Attorney

Rebecca Dodd


Ruby Hunt

Pro Bono & Community Co-ordinator

Rachel Bonic


Samantha Frost


Emma Bechaz


Steve Johns

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Matt Dolan


Luke Hefferan


Michelle Harradine


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