Hall & Wilcox Sydney office celebrates first year in strong position

Hall & Wilcox Sydney office has established itself in the legal landscape after facilitating some major deals and attracting high-level talent in its first year, according to the leading independent business law firm.

The office was formally opened in February 2014, following the acquisition of the Sydney office of New Zealand law firm Duncan Cotterill. In addition to this, Hall & Wilcox has also acquired a senior insurance team from boutique firm McCabes, leading corporate / M&A specialist Danny Herceg and planning and property experts Stan Kondilios and Maurice Doria.

Tony Macvean, Managing Partner at Hall & Wilcox, said the Sydney office has already outgrown its office space as it quickly evolved from an employment practice to a full service team. “In 12 months, our headcount has grown by almost 300%, including a partner number increase from three to eight.”

Mr Macvean said a real achievement has been the synergy that has developed between the Melbourne and Sydney offices. “The offices and teams just fit together naturally, and our national clients have commented how well the cross-office teams combine to deliver consistent advice and service.”

Going forward, Mr Macvean commented that there are several exciting projects in the pipeline in both Sydney and Melbourne. “Opportunities are opening up for firms prepared to think progressively. Our team has shown strong leadership in collaboration, service innovation and flexibility, and we are confident this can be a driving force for us. ”


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

Peter Brownless

Senior Associate