Martin Ross of Hall & Wilcox

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“Martin Ross has extensive experience advising on the full range of issues faced by sporting organisations, assisting with both commercial and disputes matters. Interviewees report: ‘He’s worked in this area his whole working life and has built a really good sports practice; he’s exactly what we want from an external lawyer’.” Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

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 well known national and international 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.

He is listed in the spotlight table for sports law in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 and as a recognised practitioner in TMT:Media. Martin is also listed in the 2016 Who’s Who Legal International Directory in Sports and Entertainment law and in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2019 in defamation and media law, entertainment law, and sports law.

Martin 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.

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Background The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2018 (Act) which passed both Houses of Parliament on 28 November 2018, and is due to commence the day after it receives Royal Assent, amends section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Section 115A of the Copyright Act was introduced in 2015 and enables a copyright owner to apply to the … Continue Reading