Hunt & Hunt

Hunt & Hunt is a vibrant national law firm that delivers tailored legal advice, with approximately 60 partners and 400 professional across our Australian and Shanghai offices. Our broad client base includes large and small businesses, government departments, major insurance firms, not-for-profit organisations and private clients.

Over many years of practice, our legal specialists have developed close relationships with state and federal government agencies, regulators, border authorities, international organisations and peak Australian representative groups such as the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) and the Export Council of Australia (ECA).

We work closely with both foreign corporations doing business in Australia, and Australian companies doing business overseas, including providing strategic advice on:

  • complex domestic and international issues in customs and global trade, including expert knowledge of free trade agreements, other customs concessions, customs compliance and agreements/disputes between all parties in the international supply chain
  • investment into China, Chinese Government processes, due diligence on Chinese businesses, Chinese dispute resolution and Chinese business start-ups
  • commercial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, contract and joint venture advice
  • licensing and intellectual property
  • establishing off-shore offices
  • corporate structures
  • dispute resolution and arbitration services.

Our clients are able to access legal services in more than 125 major cities around the world, an advantage we're able to offer as the Australian member of Interlaw. Interlaw is an international network of leading law firms working together on a worldwide basis to provide quality, cost effective, value added legal and business solutions.

We're also one of six Australian law firms with a licence to practice in China, and have had an office in Shanghai for more than a decade.

For further information please contact:

Jim Harrowell AM


T: +61 2 9391 3187


Russell Wiese


T: +61 3 8602 9231


Jim has more than 25 years’ experience practising in the area of commercial law. He provides advice to Australian and overseas clients on legal, strategic, commercial, governance and reputation issues. China is undoubtedly his stronghold. Jim was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to international relations, particularly the development of legal and business links with China. Russell is a dedicated customs and global trade lawyer. His ten years’ experience in the area includes three in a global advisory firm building on Russell’s commercial and proactive outlook. Russell’s significant customs and trade law experience includes advising multinational companies, customs brokers and freight forwarders on both Australian and international customs valuation issues, duty concessions, import and export compliance, anti-dumping investigations and customs duty effective supply chains


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