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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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

Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

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Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

James Bull

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Jasmine Koh

Lawyer and Head of Frank

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