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.

‘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.
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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

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Alison Choy Flannigan
Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

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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Corporate & Commercial| 20 Oct 2020

Power, corruption and lies: a new order for the corporate criminal responsibility regime in Australia?

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s new Corporate Crime Report is a call to action for Australian businesses: it’s not enough to have policies in place to prevent corporate misconduct if they do not create a culture of compliance.

Corporate & Commercial| 19 Oct 2020

What retailers should know about the latest changes in Victoria

In light of the decrease in new COVID-19 cases, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on 18 October that metropolitan Melbourne will progress to the Third Step of the government’s reopening plan. For some in the retail sector, such as hairdressing services, this brings instant changes. For all other retailers, there is a much anticipated opening date of 1 November 2020

Startups| 15 Oct 2020

What women in startups want and what the 2020-21 Federal Budget will deliver

Given Hall & Wilcox’s ongoing work in support of women in startups, we took great interest in how the 2020-21 Federal Budget could create opportunities for female founders and women working in startups.

Technology & Digital Economy| 15 Oct 2020

Making Your Mark – a guide for SMEs and advisors: fatal cracks in the foundations? Trade mark ownership in the spotlight

In this article, we look at some of the steps trade mark owners should take to ensure their registrations are not vulnerable to challenge based on defective ownership.