12 April 19 - In the News
Author: Grace Ormsby
Publication: Lawyers Weekly
Publication date: 12/04/19
Publisher: Momentum Media
Ian Robertson AO has been announced as continuing in the role, after he was first elected to the position back in 2015.
He first joined Holding Redlich as a senior associate in 1989 in the firm’s Melbourne office, before being appointed to the partnership the following year.
A statement from the firm noted Mr Robertson’s establishment of the firm’s first interstate office in 1994 in Sydney, where he held the position of Sydney managing partner until taking up the national managing partner role.
The lawyer practices across corporate, commercial, media, entertainment and regulatory law, while serving as a member of the Ad Standards Industry Jury panel, it was said.
Throughout his career, Mr Robertson has held a number of public and private sector board positions, including his current status as a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a statement showed.
Mr Robertson is also the president of the board of the Victorian government screen agency, and a director of ASX-listed screen production and distribution group Beyond International.
Just last year, he was appointed as an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the arts, particularly the Australian film industry and screen production sector, as well as to the law, Holding Redlich highlighted.
For the lawyer, “it’s a privilege to continue to lead a law firm in which I have so far enjoyed 30 satisfying years”.
He said the firm’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,” Mr Robertson continued.
“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,” he further explained.