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Rialto Towers | Melbourne | Victoria | 3000 | Australia

MinterEllison's Overview

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices.

Our success has been driven by the vision of our partners, the in-depth industry expertise of our lawyers, and our commitment to work closely with clients to deliver seamless service wherever they need us.

We understand the challenges that businesses operating in a globalised marketplace face, and offer clients services that are multi-disciplinary and industry facing. Our deep understanding of how business is conducted in our region, local language skills, and proven track record for delivering outstanding work mean that clients access local experience and expertise that is informed by an international perspective.

MinterEllison's large and diverse client base includes blue-chip public and private companies, leading multinationals operating in the region, global financial institutions, government organisations and state-owned entities.

Our strong technical skills, underpinned by the ability to deliver commercially practical solutions that assist clients to achieve their business goals and objectives, have led to our firm's involvement in some of the Asia Pacific's most innovative and high-profile transactions.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1865
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 15
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 890


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Advertising
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Appraisals
  • Business Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consumer Law
  • Controlled Substances
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Credit
  • Customs
  • Discrimination
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Distributorship Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Fraud
  • Gaming Law
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Import/Export
  • Industrial Relations
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Investigation Services
  • Investment Services
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Local, Municipal and State Law
  • Marketing
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medicine
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Native Peoples
  • Natural Resources
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Political Law
  • Privacy
  • Private Equity
  • Privatization
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Project Financing
  • Property Management
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Research and Development
  • Risk Management
  • Science and Technology
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism & Leisure
  • Trade and Customs
  • Trade Investment
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Workers Compensation


Karl Blake

Karl BlakePartner

Tony Dhar

Tony DharPartner

Mark Green

Mark GreenPartner

Alan Kenworthy

Alan KenworthyPartner, MinterEllison Revenue Group

Anne Ko

Anne KoPartner

Ben Liu

Ben LiuPartner

Lisa Ridd

Lisa RiddPartner

John Riley

John RileyPartner

Ian Walker

Ian WalkerPartner

Glen Ward

Glen WardPartner

Tim Watkin

Tim WatkinPartner

Mark Weenink

Mark WeeninkManaging Partner Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Peter Wood

Peter WoodPartner

Yi Yi Wu

Yi Yi WuPartner and Chief Representative

Steven Yip

Steven YipPartner

Of Counsel

Katrina Alidenes

Katrina AlidenesSpecial Counsel

Farzeen Anwar

Farzeen AnwarSpecial Counsel

Julia Avis

Julia AvisSpecial Counsel

Sarah Barker

Sarah BarkerSpecial Counsel

Noelia Boscana

Noelia BoscanaSpecial Counsel

Sean Bradley

Sean BradleySpecial Counsel

Richard Campbell

Richard CampbellSpecial Counsel

John Carey

John CareySpecial Counsel

Fai-Peng Chen

Fai-Peng ChenSpecial Counsel

Caitlin Chiu

Caitlin ChiuSpecial Counsel

Gary Choy

Gary ChoySpecial Counsel

Jenny Cox

Jenny CoxSpecial Counsel

Renee Doyle

Renee DoyleSpecial Counsel

James Flowers

James FlowersSpecial Counsel

Martin Gannoni

Martin GannoniSpecial Counsel

Rachel Hill

Rachel HillSpecial Counsel

Jonathan Kelp

Jonathan KelpSpecial Counsel

Fiona Lewis

Fiona LewisSpecial Counsel

Matthew Missaghi

Matthew MissaghiSpecial Counsel

David Morfesi

David MorfesiSpecial Counsel

Brendan Murray

Brendan MurraySpecial Counsel

Miranda Noble

Miranda NobleSpecial Counsel

Mark O'Sullivan

Mark O'SullivanSpecial Counsel

Raffaela Pisano

Raffaela PisanoSpecial Counsel

Nicole Reid

Nicole ReidSpecial Counsel

Elissa Romanin

Elissa RomaninSpecial Counsel

Jane Salveson

Jane SalvesonSpecial Counsel

Veronica Scott

Veronica ScottSpecial Counsel

Olivia Warwick

Olivia WarwickSpecial Counsel

Geraldine Williams

Geraldine WilliamsSpecial Counsel

Robert Yunan

Robert YunanSpecial Counsel


Don Clarke

Don ClarkeConsultant

Ian Davis

Ian DavisConsultant

Anton Hermann

Anton HermannDirector Pro Bono and Community Investment

Amanda Johns

Amanda JohnsSpecialist Consultant

Don MacCallum

Don MacCallumConsultant

Sue Quill

Sue QuillConsultant

Cathy Quinn

Cathy QuinnChair Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Richard West

Richard WestConsultant


First Steps Down the Plank: New Australian Copyright Provisions Successfully Used to Block Pirate Sites
MinterEllison, December 2016

On 15 December 2016, Foxtel and a number of movie studios secured the first site blocking orders in Australia. The orders of Nicholas J of the Federal Court require the major Australian ISPs to block access to a number of infamous sources of illegal content, namely, The Pirate Bay, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, Torrentz and SolarMovie (Pirate Sites). In separate applications brought in February this year by Foxtel and various movie studios, the parties tested the new section 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)...

When IT Hurts, it Hurts: Cyber Attacks and Regulatory Action
MinterEllison, August 2016

Earlier this year, we released our inaugural cyber survey report, Perspectives on Cyber Risk (the Report), intended to provide insight into Australian organisations' cyber risk posture and cyber resilience capability.Perhaps one of the more surprising findings in the Report was that surveyed organisations did not appear to be overly concerned about the risk of regulatory action flowing from a cyber breach. This blog post sets out some reasons why regulatory issues should be front of mind for Australian organisations should they have the misfortune of suffering a serious cyber breach...

All articles submitted by MinterEllison


Minter Ellison Deal Profile: Acquisition of H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings by Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd US$240 million
MinterEllison, January 2017

Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd (Hitachi) has acquired H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings LLC (collectively H-E Parts). H-E Parts provides solution services to the mining, quarrying, heavy construction, and materials processing. It develops, manufactures, sells and repairs aftermarket parts for, among others, mining and construction machines in Australia, USA and other markets. This acquisition completed on 21 December 2016...

MinterEllison Advises on A$1.2 billion Private Equity Offer for SAI Global
MinterEllison, September 2016

ASX-listed SAI Global Limited announced it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed in relation to a A$1.2 billion buyout and take-private proposal from private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia. The transaction will be implemented by way of a members' scheme of arrangement under Part 5 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). MinterEllison is legal adviser to Baring Asia on the transaction, with a team led by partner Ricky Casali, supported by partner Bart Oude-Vrielink (Corporate M&A), David Moore (Commercial & Regulatory – FIRB), Michael Gajic (Corporate M&A), and John Mosley (Financial Institutions)...

All press submitted by MinterEllison

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