Ian Robertson AO

Ian Robertson AO

Holding Redlich

Recognized since 2011

Sydney, Australia

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Entertainment Law

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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.


  • Level 65, 25 Martin Place
    Sydney NSW 2000


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors - FAICD

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law

Special Focus

  • Broadcasting
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media
  • Trade


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