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 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.

Australia > Media and entertainment

(Leading individuals)

Martin RossHall & Wilcox

The sports and entertainment team at Hall & Wilcox represents national and global sporting organisations, athletes, sponsors, and corporations involved in high-value transactions and disputes. Headed by sports media authority Martin Ross, the multidisciplinary team advises on sponsorship agreements, media rights matters, sports M&A, regulatory compliance, IP infringement, and media litigation. The group is supported by technology procurement expert James Deady and special counsel Mark Lebbon. The team also provides pro-bono work, serving as the primary legal advisor to Australia’s Mother’s Day Classic, an annual run and walk which raises funds for breast cancer research. All lawyers mentioned are at the Melbourne office.