Mr Ed Paton > Hall & Wilcox > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Hall & Wilcox
LEVEL 11, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER
525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Australia

Work Department

Corporate/M&A

Position

Ed’s practice covers private mergers and acquisitions (both local and inbound international), with a particular focus on mid-market deals in Australia, including restructures and international transactions. Ed has significant experience running large projects including company establishment, corporate restructures and succession for large family groups. 

Ed is an integral part of the firm’s international practice. He jointly leads the firm’s relationship with SCG legal, an international network of independent law firms and is the partner responsible for the Singapore Desk and other emerging markets in South East Asia.

Career

Ed began working at Hall & Wilcox in 2007 and was appointed partner in 2009.

Languages

English

Memberships

Non-executive director of a family owned manufacturing business with operations in Australia and Asia. Family Business Australia Accredited Adviser, has served on the Victorian Committee of Family Business Australia and was Chairman of the FBA Adviser Executive Committee. 

Education

LLB, BA (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Corporate and M&A

Hall & Wilcox maintains an active mid-to-large market M&A practice, combining strong domestic work with focused cross-border capabilities, particularly in China and South East Asia. The team advises a wide range of high-profile clients within a number of industries, and also offers integrated tax and regulatory expertise. The team is led by Oliver Jankowsky , Martin Ross and South East Asia lead Ed Paton  in Melbourne, alongside US and UK desk heads Chris Brown and Jacqui Barrett  in Sydney. Ranny Fan joined the Sydney office as head of the firm’s China desk from Allens in mid-2021, while Michelle Eastwell joined the Queensland office from HopgoodGanim.