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Ross  Paterson

About Ross

Ross Paterson is a partner in the firm’s private clients and commercial practice. He has extensive experience advising high-net-worth and ultra high-wealth individuals and private groups on a range of legal and commercial matters, including succession planning, group structuring, acquisition and divestment of businesses, establishment of family agreements and resolution of family disputes.

Ross has been recognised in various prominent international guides to lawyers and law firms, including Chambers Asia Pacific for Private Wealth Law and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, in which sources commend him for his “practical and technical advice”. He has also been recognised in Best Lawyers® International in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Doyle’s Guide  as a leading Wills and Estates litigation lawyer and in successive editions of Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Trust and Estates Practitioners

Ross graduated from The University of Melbourne with an honours degree in law and a degree in commerce with an accounting major.

Practice focus

Ross focuses on the following areas:
  • succession planning, family agreements, and group structuring;
  • estate, trust and family disputes;
  • stakeholder agreements, including partnership, shareholder and joint venture agreements; 
  • advising professional practices, including accounting, law and financial advisory firms;
  • mergers and acquisitions; and
  • corporate restructuring.

Ross Paterson’s ‘knowledge of trusts and estates is second-to-none’.

Client quote, Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Directorships & memberships

Ross is a member of advisory boards for several high-net-worth families. He is also a member of the board of Collingwood Arts Precinct.

Recognition & publications

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