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| 15 Sep 2021

Legal obligations of directors of Australian companies

This publication outlines certain legal obligations of a director of an Australian company when making decisions in relation to the company.

Corporate & Commercial| 15 Sep 2021

Guide for setting up a business in Australia

This publication outlines some of the more important considerations to take into account when setting up a business in Australia.

Corporate & Commercial| 09 Sep 2021

On the hook via Facebook: High Court upholds potential liability for the defamatory comments of strangers

The High Court has confirmed that parties who create a Facebook page are potentially liable for defamatory comments posted to that page by third parties as if they themselves were the publisher.

Corporate & Commercial| 24 Aug 2021

Financial Services in Focus – Issue 57

In this edition, we consider proposed DDO reforms, temporary relief to permit electronic disclosures and virtual meetings, updates to superannuation portfolio holdings disclosure, and much more.