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Martin Ross

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Corporate & Commercial/TMT


Martin practices commercial law with extensive experience in contracts and commercial litigation. Martin focuses on corporate, commercial, regulatory and private clients, with particular expertise in the sports and media sectors. Martin’s clients include public and private corporations, numerous sporting organisations, governing bodies, athletes, sponsors, agencies and high profile individuals. Martin has worked on high profile and complex transactions and litigation, including media rights transactions, major sponsorship agreements, M&A in sport, governance, and rules and regulations. Martin is well known for his expert, prompt and commercially focused advice on high profile, high value and strategically important matters.


Martin joined Hall & Wilcox as a partner in January 2012 from a boutique firm, where he commenced his legal career in 1996 and became partner in 2006. He has been listed in 2015 Who’s Who Legal International Directory in Sports and Entertainment law, is a director of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and a founding and current member of the Law Institute’s sports law committee.




ANZSLA, Law Institute of Victoria (Sports Law Committee)


Postgraduate Diploma in Management - Melbourne Business School, Masters of Law - Monash University, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Economics - Monash University


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Hall & Wilcox has a particular focus on middle-market deals; jointly led by John Hutchinson and Martin Ross, the department has been bolstered by consultant and new European desk co-head Wolfgang Babeck joining from now-defunct firm DibbsBarker, and by special counsel Jonathon Wood from Herbert Smith Freehills. Dyson instructed the team on the acquisition of Shepparton Transit, it advised Cambridge Global Payments on the Australian aspects of the sale of its global business to Fleetcor Technologies, and it assisted a financial services group with its acquisition of a real estate funds manager. Key clients include Carlton and United Breweries, Arena REIT, BMW Financial Services and Australian Unity. Christopher Brown and Oliver Jankowsky are also recommended.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Martin Ross heads the practice at Hall & Wilcox and has considerable experience working on media rights transactions, sponsorship agreements and sports-related mergers and acquisitions. Ross is supported by Mark Lebbon, a senior associate with particular strengths in sporting event and intellectual property commercialisation, technology licensing agreements and corporate governance and structuring. Clients include sporting organisations, public and private corporations and governing bodies.

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