MEDIA RELEASE: Hamilton Locke joins forces with AusAgritech to strengthen and accelerate the Australian agritech sector

28 June 2022 – Hamilton Locke has today announced that they have joined the Australian Agritech Association (AusAgritech) as a Corporate Partner, backing AusAgritech in their mission of building a world-class agritech sector in Australia.

Hamilton Locke, Australia’s fastest growing legal partnership and one of Australia’s top law firms, has joined AusAgritech in a two-year partnership to support the innovative startup, scaleup and at-scale ventures in the agritech space, recognising the value of the sector which has the potential to add $40Bn per annum value accretion to the Australian economy.

Peter Williams, Hamilton Locke Partner said: “We are delighted to partner with AusAgritech as a peak industry association to promote the interests of the agritech sector. As a firm, two of our key industry focuses are technology and agribusiness, so we are uniquely placed to support agritech which is at the intersection between these two great industries. We look forward to working with AusAgritech to enhance the agritech sector, including climate tech, environmental tech, food tech and beyond”. 

Hamilton Locke are legal innovators and leaders in the technology sector, agriculture and agritech. This is an exciting step where they will support AusAgritech in its mission and drive the essential and vibrant agritech sector and broader ecosystem forward.  

Tracey Martin, CEO of AusAgritech, said that gaining the support of Hamilton Locke was a huge step forward for our members and the ecosystem, and a true indication of the potential of the agritech sector and its recognition on a national scale across the many sector agritech touches including technology and agriculture.

‘We are always strategic with our partnerships. Hamilton Locke was a strategic choice to support our mission and our members due their legal leadership across the many industries that agritech spans – technology, agriculture, climate, digitilisation and sustainability. Hamilton Locke are leaders in their field, commercial and are ambitious for what the agritech sector can achieve for agriculture reaching its $100BN target by 2030 and our mission of adding $40BN to the Australian economy. We are excited for what this future holds for our members and Australia.’  

Hamilton Locke is a law firm with a difference, established to evolve the traditional approach to corporate and commercial legal counsel. The firm is focused on reacting quickly to change, while continuously driving maximum value for clients, and hiring and developing the best talent from across the globe. By making use of modern systems and technology, Hamilton Locke’s people are freed up from bureaucracy and administration to focus on doing what they do best – solving complex problems. The firm’s main offices are based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and the firm has extensive experience advising on agribusiness transactions of all sizes across a range of sectors and domestic and international markets.

AusAgritech Association is the peak body for Agritech in Australia, on a mission to shape the future of Agritech in Australia, and its contribution to the Australian economy. AusAgritech was established to put Australia at the forefront of global Agritech innovation, and aspires to drive maximum benefit from Australia’s continued investment in research innovation, ecosystem collaboration and digital strategies that enable new jobs, increase productivity and build sovereign capital. AusAgritech Association’s 150+ membership consists of leading Agritech’s in Australia as well as Universities, research bodies, SMEs and startups in the space.

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About Australian Agritech Association

The Australian Agritech Association is a member-driven organisation representing Agritech nationally. AusAgritech’s mission is to build a world-class Agritech sector that adds $40B to the Australian economy. The Agritech industry powers Australia when it strives to reach its national level agricultural productivity, export, sustainability and digitalisation goals, and AusAgritech exists to bring profile to the ecosystem to grow a vibrant industry.

Author: AusAgritech

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