Corporate & Commercial

 

Our corporate and commercial team is known for its energy, business insight and legal expertise – nationally and internationally. We give clients commercially focused legal advice on all aspects of corporate law and regulation affecting public and private companies, private equity firms and management teams.

Our expertise spans:

  • commercial contracts;
  • compliance, including regulatory, corporate governance and directors’ duties;
  • intellectual property;
  • mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders arrangements, MBOs and MBIs;
  • privacy; and
  • industry focus, including sports and entertainment, and technology and digital economy.

Our clients range from large multinational corporates through to ASX-listed companies and innovative start-ups. They include Carlton and United Breweries, Arena REIT, BMW Financial Services and Australian Unity. We are also trusted advisors to various corporate advisers and accounting firms.

Awards and recognition

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Corporate

Legal 500 2021
‘The “brilliant, efficient, client-focused” team at Hall & Wilcox is “very thorough, knowledgeable”, and has “great strength in depth”. It counts IT, sports, financial services and real estate as sector strengths.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

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Martin practices commercial law with extensive experience in contracts and commercial litigation. Martin focuses on corporate, commercial, regulatory and...

Our team

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Chris Brown
Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Alison Choy Flannigan
Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

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Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

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Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Related thinking

Corporate & Commercial| 26 Nov 2021

Financial Services in Focus – Issue 60

In this edition, we consider ASIC’s new guidance on cryto-asset licensing and market regulation, new and updated APRA FAQs on a range of matters and a suite of ASX regulatory updates, and much more.

Corporate & Commercial| 17 Nov 2021

Event cancellation or postponement: Australia’s first COVID-19 event insurance product

The Victorian Government has recently launched a $230 million COVID-19 event insurance product. The new product will be delivered by Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and seeks to provide COVID-19 related insurance cover to give organisers of creative, sporting, business and community events conducted in Victoria the confidence to plan and stage future events.

Corporate & Commercial| 15 Nov 2021

Social media warning: ‘pump and dump’ campaigns

ASIC has warned that social media activity, including 'pump and dump' campaigns, can amount to market manipulation. We outline what investors, market participants and listed entities need to watch out for.

Corporate & Commercial| 09 Nov 2021

Is there a weak link in your D&O insurance?

Companies that are engaged in placing or renewing their Directors and Officers liability insurance cover will be very aware that the insurance market continues to be in a ‘hard’ cycle, where restricted cover and higher premiums create coverage issues and costs pressures.