Mr Martin Ross > Hall & Wilcox > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Hall & Wilcox

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial


Martin is a Partner at Hall & Wilcox, and leads the firm’s national Corporate and Commercial team.

Martin practices commercial law with extensive experience in contracts and commercial litigation. He focuses on corporate, commercial, regulatory and private clients, with particular expertise in the sports and media sectors.

Martin’s expertise includes complex commercial contracting, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions. He 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 joined Hall & Wilcox as a Partner in 2012, having previously been a Partner at Browne & Co.


President of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and a founding and current member of the Law Institute’s Sports Law Committee.


LLB (Hons), BEcon, LLM

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Corporate and M&A

Hall & Wilcox stands out for its extensive bench of highly specialised partners, many of whom have specific regional or industrial focuses. The Melbourne office fields Oliver Jankowsky, who oversees the international group; Ed Paton, who acts as the head of the South East Asia practice; and sports and entertainment section leader Martin Ross. Sydney-based Christopher Brown and Jacqui Barrett helm the UK and US desks, respectively.

Australia > Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Martin RossHall & Wilcox

The sports and entertainment practice group at the Melbourne-based Hall & Wilcox is praised for its ‘up to date and well informed’ approach across the breadth of media and broadcasting matters. The ‘approachable and pragmatic’, Martin Ross heads a team which assists major sports and events sector clients in major transactions and litigious proceedings , as well as with respect to governance assistance and strategic advice. Key names to note include special counsel Mark Lebbon , who frequently advises several sports government bodies on new media rights and commercial contracts.