Matthew Hall is an experienced and successful commercial lawyer, mentor, leader, strategist and trusted advisor. He has a commercial, strategic approach, focussing on clear strategic objectives, the required project outcomes and timetable and delivering the result, with the aim to exceed expectations. Matthew has worked with national governments, international and national industry associations and public and private companies on a range of significant, high-profile and politically sensitive projects that have involved a strategic approach, significant stakeholder engagement, detailed research and analysis, effective communication and complex change agenda. Matthew is particularly experienced in intellectual property rights management, innovation and industry self- regulation.
Matthew is a solicitor, a registered trade mark attorney and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also an experienced company director.
Matthew provides expert counsel and strategic advice on intellectual property rights, innovation and regulation, in particular to the advertising, digital and R&D sectors. He has significant experience in corporate governance, compliance, self-regulatory systems, codes of practice, and stakeholder engagement.
Specialties: Strategy; expert advice; digital content; commercialisation; disruptive technologies; innovation; R&D; entrepreneurship; advertising; data protection; self-regulation; stakeholder engagement; policy analysis & development; management processes; benchmarking
Industry Expertise (10)
Health Care - Services
Training and Development
International Trade and Development
Media - Online
Areas of Expertise (8)
Privacy and Security for Online Companies
Privacy and Security of Health Information
Intellectual Property Commercialization
Intellectual Property & Trade
The University of Queensland: BA, Australian US relations; English 1988
University of Melbourne: LLM, IP; media 1999
The University of Queensland: LLB (with honours), Law 1989
Harvard Business School Harvard University: Executive Education, Leading professional services firms 2011
- American Bar Association Arts Law Centre of Australia (artslaw.com.au) Australian Association of National Advertisers (aana.com.au) Australian Centre for Intellectual Property Research in Agriculture (acipa.edu.au) Australian Institute of Company Director
- Supreme Court of Western Australia
- Supreme Court of Queensland Solicitor
- Supreme Court of New South Wales Solicitor
- High Court of Australia Solicitor
- Queensland Conservatorium of Music
- Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture
- Private Healthcare Australia
- Australian Association of National Advertisers
Media Appearances (3)
Knock it off!
Sydney Morning Herald interview print
In depth article in the "Life & Style" section of the paper, by Mandi Keighran, looking at replicas in the furniture design industry in Australia and intellectual property protection in which I was interviewed.
Indie labels not at risk from major music merger
Lawyers Weekly print
Article by Andrew Jennings in which I discuss the competition issues that may arise, or not, with mergers and consolidation in online music publishing and distribution.
Dodgy deep fryer and feeble folding stools: ACCC takes Woolies to court
Smart Company print
Interview following the ACCC taking legal action against Woolworths supermarkets for defective goods and failure of compliance systems
Sample Talks (1)
Occasional address, graduation ceremony, Arts Law & Education, Griffith University, December 2013
This is the video and audio of the occasional address I was honoured to give to the graduating classes of the faculties of Arts, Education and Law, Griffith University, in December 2013 - available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSrGH8-4hCg with my introduction approximately 1:07:20 into the recording. This speech also provides an insight into my personality and ethos.
Universities and the Real World - IP policies in practiceQueensland University of Technology
Conference presentation: Speculations and Innovation: Applying Practice-led Research in the Creative Industries. Queensland University of Technology . Brisbane Queensland April 2005. Also published in refereed conference proceedings: Speculation and Innovation – New Perspectives in Practice-led Research in the Arts, Media and Design 2005
3D Printing - Top Ten IP ChallengesAssociation of Corporate Counsel
The "Top Ten" is a regular publication by the US Association of Corporate Counsel. This "Top Ten" discusses ten of the most important issues related to 3D printing and how in-house counsel can prepare for the changes 3D printing will bring.
Privacy in AustraliaLexisNexis Practical Guidance - General Counsel
This topic provdies practical guidance, aimed at general counsel, on all apsects of privacy law and regulation in Australia, including: * a detailed overview of the law * plans for reform * marketing issues * online issues * compliance * complaints, investigations and remedies
Essential ContractsLexisNexis Practical Guidance - General Counsel
An online service providing General Counsel with access to expert guidance and the critical information required to ensure compliance, become more efficient, and triage less work to external firms.