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.

CCIVs: what are they and how do they compare with managed investment schemes?

Head of Frank Jasmine Koh discusses the challenges facing startups, including access to capital, which becomes more acute in a softening economy, and a war on talent as founders compete for talented people.

Awards and recognition

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021-2023


Leading Firm 2023
‘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

John Bassilios

Partner & Fintech and Blockchain Lead

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

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Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Co-Lead, Health & Community

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James Deady

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

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John Gray

Partner, Technology & Digital Economy Co-Lead and NSW Government Co-Lead

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Ben Hamilton

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

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Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Desks

James Bull

Special Counsel & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Maddison Reznik

Senior Associate & Trade Marks Attorney

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Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Related thinking

Corporate & Commercial| 23 Nov 2023

Unfair contract terms: how the new regime will affect the sports industry

Changes to Australia’s unfair contract terms (UCT) regime apply to all industries, including the sport industry. We outline how the key changes will impact the sports industry and offer key tips for how to comply.

Corporate & Commercial| 22 Nov 2023

Draft Australian Climate Standards: getting ready for the ‘biggest change to corporate reporting in a generation’

We outline the new standards, who may be affected and the implications for listed and private companies and financial institutions.

Corporate & Commercial| 21 Nov 2023

Insights on the reportable situations regime – how are we doing two years on?

ASIC recently released its second review of the reportable situations (or 'breach reporting’) regime for AFS and credit licensees, two years after the changes took effect in October 2021.

Corporate & Commercial| 13 Nov 2023

Directors face expanding ESG duties to consider and disclose nature-related risks

In the first of a series, we look at the duty for directors to consider nature-related risks and impacts of their company operations in carrying out their duties.