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Hall & Wilcox

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Managing Partner: Tony Macvean
Number of partners: 86
Number of lawyers: 313
Languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Norwegian, Serbian, Spanish, Yiddish

Firm Overview:
Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm of around 750 people delivering outstanding legal services to corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia. The firm aims to enable its clients, people and communities to thrive by practising Smarter Law, its response to disruption in the legal industry, and supports its clients to achieve their business objectives and prosper during times of change.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Employment & Workplace Relations
■ Financial Services & Insurance
■ Government
■ Health & Community
■ Insurance
■ Insolvency & Reconstruction
■ Investment Funds
■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■ Private Clients
■ Property & Projects
■ Tax
■ Technology & Digital Economy

Banking & Finance:
The team has specialists in banking, financial services, investment funds and superannuation. Clients include Australian and overseas borrowers and lenders, public offer superannuation funds and pooled superannuation trusts, fund managers and all types of financial services businesses.
Contact: Mark Inston
Tel: +61 3 9603 3597
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
The team advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law and regulation affecting public and private companies. Its clients range from large multinational corporates through to ASX-listed companies and innovative startups. Within the team, there are specialist teams such as sports law, led by Martin Ross.
Contact: Martin Ross
Tel: +61 3 9603 3641
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The team acts for professional litigants such as insurers and banks, as well as undertaking commercial litigation for major corporations, arising interstate and overseas, in all courts and jurisdictions. The team also has a large focus on risk management and compliance.
Contact: Graydon Dowd
Tel: +61 3 9603 3147
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Workplace Relations:
The team advises clients on the complex Australian industrial law environment and provides strategic advice and assistance at key stages of the employment lifecycle.
Contact: Karl Rozenbergs
Tel: +61 3 9603 3583
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services:
The financial services and insurance group brings together experts from across these industries, with multiple practice areas providing legal services at any one time. Through this broad perspective and the firm’s focus on service excellence, culture and collaboration, the team is well placed to assist clients through the complex regulatory landscape that the industry now faces.
Contact: Harry New
Tel: +61 3 9603 3559
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Matthew Curll
Tel: +61 2 8267 3804
Email: [email protected]

The team has significant experience in acting for local governments, government departments and statutory authorities, in areas including employment and industrial relations, FOI, privacy and protected disclosure laws, property, tendering and commercial contracts, construction and project management and dispute resolution.
Contact: Kathryn Howard
Tel: +61 3 9603 3151
Email: [email protected]

Health & Community:
The team is one of the leading practices in Australia, with many members having either industry expertise or a clinical background. The team advises the health, aged care, retirement living, life sciences (pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health and medical research), disability, education and community service sectors.
Contact: Alison Choy Flannigan
Tel: +61 2 8267 3241
Email: [email protected] au

One of Australia’s major insurance practices, the team provides specialist advice across all general and statutory insurance lines and sits on the legal panel of three of Australia’s top four general insurers, as well as dozens of Lloyd’s of London syndicates. The team can run highly complex high-profile litigation, ranging from class actions to high-value technical legal disputes. The team can also manage large books of insurance claims business and has the capability to focus on either complex liability portfolios or high-volume low-cost portfolios.
Contact: Rhett Slocombe
Tel: +61 2 8267 3869
Email: [email protected]

Property & Projects:
The team has extensive industry knowledge and provides strategic advice to a wide range of clients, including companies, property and superannuation funds, private and public companies, state and local government authorities and utility providers in all Australian states. The team covers real estate, planning, environment, construction and projects.
Contact: John O’Kane
Tel: +61 3 9603 3120
Email: [email protected]

The team provides clients with innovative tax structuring, advisory, dispute management and compliance services that are independent and costeffective, on standalone tax issues, as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Contact: Peter Murray
Tel: +61 3 9603 3686
Email: [email protected]

Technology & Digital Economy:
The team acts for a diverse range of private sector clients, tech startups, market-leading multinational technology suppliers and government agencies. The team’s capability includes advising on and implementing complex cross-border technologybased transactions, assisting tech startups through the firm’s ‘Frank’ program, acting in complex and high-profile media rights transactions, advising on all aspects of data protection, responding to cybersecurity incidents, advising on regulatory issues relating to cryptocurrencies and liaising with government and regulators on blockchain and the taxation of digital assets.
Contact: Ben Hamilton
Tel: +61 3 9603 3586
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency & Reconstruction:
The team has worked on some of Australia’s most complex and high-profile insolvencies, and regularly works with large banks, accounting firms and corporates. It advises on all aspects of insolvency, including restructuring, turnarounds and management of creditors.
Contact: Wayne Kelcey
Tel: +61 3 9603 3447
Email: [email protected]

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