Hall & Wilcox takes seasoned partner to lead Sydney IT and IP practice

Experienced lawyer was a long-time partner at three top-tier firms

Hall & Wilcox takes seasoned partner to lead Sydney IT and IP practice

Hall & Wilcox has taken a seasoned partner to lead its information technology and intellectual property practice in Sydney.

The firm has appointed John Gray as partner. Gray made the move from HWL Ebsworth, where he was a partner since 2009. He was also previously a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and at Gilbert + Tobin.

Gray has extensive experience advising on commercial transactions and disputes in the technology, telecoms, and media sector. His expertise covers all legal issues related to the use of technology in business and government, the firm said. That includes licensing, privacy data protection, copyright, branding, and electronic payments.

Tony Macvean, Hall & Wilcox managing partner, said that the appointment will provide further depth to the firm’s digital economy and innovation industry expertise.

Gray’s appointment comes after the firm welcomed partner Meg Lee, who made the move from Gadens, where she was a partner for four years. Lee, a specialist in planning and environmental matters, boosted the firm’s national property and projects and public sector practices.

Hall & Wilcox also recently launched “Work Visa Platform,” a service that aims to simplify the Australian visa process, particularly the tracking of the visa status of client workforces.

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