Ian is a corporate, commercial, media and regulatory lawyer who has a proven ability to effectively engage with a range of clients and stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. He is regarded by his clients as a trusted adviser and works collaboratively with both Australian and overseas clients across a number of industries, particularly in the the media, entertainment and technology space.
His expertise include advising on public policy, public sector governance and regulator issues, advising advertising agencies on all aspects of their activities - including ensuring advertising campaigns comply with all applicable laws, regulations and industry codes, acting for media outlets in respect of all legal and regulatory issues, advising on mergers and acquisitions in the Australian media industry, as well as advising on the development, financing and production, co-production and distribution of film and television projects.
Ian joined Holding Redlich in Melbourne as a lawyer in 1989 and was appointed as a partner in 1990. In 1994, he relocated to Sydney to establish the firm’s Sydney office and was the Managing Partner of the Sydney office until 1 July 2015 when he became National Managing Partner.
Aside from his listing in Best Lawyers in Australia, Ian is also recognised by Doyle's Guide as a leading Technology, Media and
Telecommunications lawyer in NSW this year.