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Firm Profile

Hall & Wilcox

Firm Profile


  • Level 11, Rialto South Tower
  • 525 Collins Street
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • 3000

Firm profile submitted by Hall & Wilcox

Managing Partner: Tony Macvean
Number of Partners: 69
Number of Lawyers: 260
Languages: Arabic, Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Yiddish

Hall & Wilcox is a leading Australian independent business law firm. It has offices in six cities; Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra, and more than 500 people, including close to 70 partners. For 100 years, Hall & Wilcox has been advising businesses and business people, public and private entities on a wide range of commercial and legal issues. It acts nationally for Australian-based clients and multinational clients with Australian interests.
The firm’s purpose is to enable its clients, people and communities to thrive by practising smarter law. Smarter law is the response to disruption in the legal industry and aims to support clients to achieve their business objectives and prosper during times of change.

PRACTICE AREASBanking & Financial Services Corporate & Commercial Employment & Workplace Relations Insurance Insolvency & Reconstruction Investment Funds Litigation & Dispute Resolution Private Clients Property & Projects Tax Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Banking and Financial Services:

The banking and financial services team comprises of 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. By having ready access to experts, the firm can offer clients a combination of technical expertise, regulatory insight and commercial understanding.
Contact: Mark Inston
Tel: +61 3 9603 3597
Email: [email protected]

Corporate and 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 start-ups. Within the team, there are specialist teams such as sports law, led by Martin Ross and IP and Technology, led by Ben Hamilton. The team collaborates with banking, employment and tax teams to provide clients with a full service offering.
Contact: John Hutchinson
Tel: +61 3 9603 3468
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] au

Employment and Workplace Relations:
The team regularly advises clients on the complex Australian industrial law environment and provides strategic advice and assistance at key stages of the employment lifecycle, including the preparation of employment contracts and workplace policies and procedures. The team prides itself on being responsive and commercial.
Contact: Karl Rozenbergs
Tel: +61 3 9603 3583
Email: [email protected] au

The firm has had a dedicated insurance practice for over 70 years, and is one of Australia’s major insurance teams providing specialist advice across all general and statutory insurance lines. The team sits on the legal panel of three of Australia’s top four general insurers, as well as dozen of Lloyd’s of London syndicates.
Contact: Rhett Slocombe
Tel: +61 2 8267 3869
Email: [email protected] au

Property and 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 cost effective, on standalone tax issues, as well as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Contact: Peter Murray
Tel: +61 3 9603 3686
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency and 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 uses a multi-disciplinary approach, to advice on all aspects of insolvency including restructuring, turnarounds and management of creditors.
Contact: Wayne Kelcey
Tel: +61 3 9603 3447
Email: [email protected]


  • Level 9,
  • 60 Castlereagh Street,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • 2000
  • Level 5,
  • 400 Hunter Street,
  • Newcastle,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • 2300