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 and 2022

Corporate

The Legal 500 ASIA Pacific Leading Firm 2022
‘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

Key contact

Martin practices commercial law and has extensive experience in sports and media contracts and commercial litigation.

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

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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

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Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Related thinking

Corporate & Commercial| 10 May 2022

Financial Services in Focus – Issue 66

In this edition, we consider a case handed down about breaches of AFSL obligations due to poor cybersecurity practices, and APRA’s expectations in relation to crypto-assets, proposed amendments to the ASX Listing Rules, and much more.

Corporate & Commercial| 22 Apr 2022

Getting ready for the CCIV regime: ASIC offers unilateral AFSL variations to licensees to facilitate the transition

In the most recent development of the new CCIV regime, ASIC has begun sending out letters to existing AFS licensees offering an ‘opt in’ licence variation.

Corporate & Commercial| 08 Apr 2022

Financial Services in Focus – Issue 65

In this edition, we consider the new CCIV regulations, the Senate’s disallowance of proxy advice regulations, consultations on changes to the takeovers laws, and much more.

Corporate & Commercial| 07 Apr 2022

FIRB rule changes relating to moneylending agreements and unlisted land entities

The Federal Government has amended the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulation 2015 (Cth) to clarify certain aspects of the foreign investment framework and streamline the processing of less sensitive investment types.