Australia: Sports & Entertainment 2018

This year we recognise 12 of the foremost lawyers in Australia’s sports and entertainment landscape for their outstanding work in transactional, regulatory, intellectual property and litigation matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Tim Golder Allens, Melbourne
2. Martin Ross Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne
3. Jamie Nettleton Addisons Lawyers, Sydney

At Allens, Tim Golder is described as “consistently impressive” in sports and entertainment matters, and his 34 years of experience and expertise in the field of intellectual property litigation are of “great assistance” to clients.

Hall & Wilcox partner Martin Ross is praised as a “standout sports lawyer” and “one of the main people” in the area in Australia. His skill in matters regarding media rights is specifically noted by his peers.

Tony O’Reilly at Kemp Strang impresses respondents this year with his “powerful mix of technical expertise” and his “natural intelligence”. He has considerable experience acting for sporting bodies regarding corporate structure as well as on issues such as anti-doping and media rights.

Lander & Rogers sees Amelia Lynch nominated this year for her excellent work in the sports law field. She has notable experience advising national and state sporting organisations regarding commercial contracts, merchandising agreements and anti-doping issues.

The founder of Corbishley Sport & Law, Stuart Corbishley, provides “excellent” legal and commercial expertise in the sphere of sports and entertainment law according to fellow practitioners.

Malcolm Holmes QC of Eleven Wentworth Chambers is a distinguished practitioner with a wide-ranging practice in sports law. His specialist areas of practice include commercial litigation, arbitration and defamation law.

New Chambers member Dominic Villa is well regarded in the sports law landscape in Australia, with over two decades of experience.

Paul Hayes QC at Owen Dixon Chambers West earns numerous nominations from peers across Australia in this edition. He has substantial expertise as a litigator in several jurisdictions in sports disputes.

Jamie Nettleton at Addisons Lawyers is a superb practitioner who is particularly well known for his stand-out expertise in gambling, including sports betting and casinos.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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