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Ian Robertson AO re-elected as Holding Redlich’s National Managing Partner

10 April 19 - Media Release

National law firm Holding Redlich has re-elected its National Managing Partner, Ian Robertson AO for a second four year term. 

Mr Robertson joined Holding Redlich in Melbourne as a senior associate in 1989 and was appointed as a partner in 1990. In 1994 he established the firm’s first interstate office, in Sydney, and he was the Sydney Managing Partner until 2015 when he was elected National Managing Partner.

In addition to his leadership role with Holding Redlich Mr Robertson practises corporate, commercial, media, entertainment and regulatory law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers Australia in the categories of corporate law and entertainment law since 2011 and he is recognised as a leading technology, media and telecommunications lawyer in Doyle’s Guide. 

He is also a member of the Ad Standards Industry Jury panel which provides a competitor complaint resolution service for advertisers and businesses in Australia.

He has held a number of public and private sector board positions throughout his career and he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently the President of the Board of the Victorian Government screen agency Film Victoria and a director of the ASX-listed screen production and distribution group Beyond International. 

In January 2018 he was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the arts, particularly the Australian film industry and screen production sector, and to the law.

Commenting on his re-election Mr Robertson said: “It’s a privilege to continue to lead a law firm in which I have so far enjoyed 30 satisfying years. Holding Redlich’s strategy is to maintain a leadership position as a large national commercial law firm offering a full range of legal services to clients with a focus on industries in which we have deep expertise and knowledge.

“We are particularly proud of our collaborative culture, our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our comprehensive pro-bono program and support for the arts. We will continue our program of carefully-managed growth to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our clients, and we will also continue to embrace innovation and the use of new technologies.”

Holding Redlich currently comprises 230 lawyers, including 64 partners, in its Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns offices, and has a total staff of 460.

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