Emil Ford Lawyers

Fred Chilton

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BA LLB (Hons) (Syd) LLM (Harv) — Partner

Fred is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who has enjoyed success in a broad range of practice areas - from property trusts, mining and resource matters to telecommunications, media, technology, pharmaceutical and venture capital clients. He has been actively involved in the International Bar Association and the International Law Section of the Law Council and has been recognised by Chambers, Euromoney and Who's Who Legal as one of the world's leading IT and eCommerce lawyers.

He advises in relation to:

Company Transactions:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Restructuring
  • IPOs 
  • Shareholders Agreements

Technology Industry:

  • Startups: establishment, structuring and financing
  • IP protection and commercialisation, including licensing
  • Government and defence contracting

Mining Industry:

  • Joint ventures
  • Acquisitions and sales
  • Approvals

Pharmaceutical Industry:

  • Clinical trials and regulatory issues
  • Distribution, manufacturing and M&A transactions

Trade and Investment:

Fred has worked extensively in the area of international trade and assisted a number of foreign entities in establishing their Australian operations. Fred’s clients regard him as a senior adviser to their businesses and his reputation makes him a lawyer of choice for many overseas companies doing business in Australia.

Fred has written a book "Commercialisation of Intellectual Property" with co-authors, Professors Natalie Stoianoff and Ann Monotti.  The book was published in February 2019 by Lexis Nexis.

Fred is:

  • a member of the Executive of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • author of the Australian chapters of global publications relating to M&A, establishment of business and agency and distribution
  • former Vice-Chairman of the International Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association
  • an Ambassador for Business Events Sydney
  • a member of the Sydney Anglican Synod
  • a member of the Northern Region Council
  • Chairman of the Bush Church Aid Society
  • a member of the Council of Pymble Ladies College
  • a Director of Cape York Digital Network
  • a Director of World Relief Australia
  • visiting lecturer at University of Technology, Sydney
Suite 4 Level 5
580 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: +61 2 9267 9800
Fax: +61 2 9283 2553