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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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 1070


Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Industrial Relations
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Privatization
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Tourism & Leisure


Of Counsel

Edward Campbell

Edward CampbellSpecial Counsel

Bede Gahan

Bede GahanSpecial Counsel

Christina Graves

Christina GravesSpecial Counsel

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy JohnsonSpecial Counsel

David Morfesi

David MorfesiSpecial Counsel

Julian Pinder

Julian PinderSpecial Counsel

Christine Plevey

Christine PleveySpecial Counsel

Jane Temby

Jane TembySpecial Counsel

Sue Tongue

Sue TongueSpecial Counsel


John Cosgrave

John CosgraveDirector, Trade Measures & Customs

Mark Jennings

Mark JenningsSpecial Advisor, International Trade Group

Debbie McLaughlin

Debbie McLaughlinExecutive Director ITNewcom

Brendan Welsh

Brendan WelshChief Executive Officer ITNewcom


A New Financial Services Landscape: Post-Royal Commission in a COVID-19 World
MinterEllison, October 2020

For the financial services sector, 2020 was to be the year of rebuilding after the royal commission reckoning of 2018-2019. But with 2020 presenting circumstances that were previously unimaginable, the sector – like the entire Australian economy – has a whole new set of challenges to face… As 2020 ticks on, the financial services industry is grappling with new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn. The industry's role pivoted almost overnight as the community and government required immediate support to manage COVID-19's impacts. This role will continue as Australia faces its first recession in 29 years...

Five Priorities for Enhancing Risk Culture in a COVID-19 World
MinterEllison, July 2020

As organisations start planning their post COVID-19 workforce arrangements, leaders need to consider how these new and amended work practices will help or hinder their efforts to strengthen their risk culture. While having a distributed workforce increases some challenges to improving risk culture, it also provides opportunities which need to be embraced. It is becoming increasingly clear that the post COVID-19 workplace will be very different to what it was before the pandemic...

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MinterEllison Assists Nuveen in $285m Sale of Brisbane Shopping Centre
MinterEllison, May 2020

In a positive sign that COVID-19 restrictions are not adversely affecting the completion of deals, the sale of 75% of Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre in Brisbane has successfully completed. MinterEllison advised US based investment manager, Nuveen Global on the sale to existing co-owner YFG Shopping Centres Pty Ltd as trustee for the Fu Family Trust for $285 million. The deal was negotiated in March 2020, just prior to the commencement of COVID-19 restrictions and settled on 12 May 2020. The Fu Family Trust family now owns 100% of the shopping centre...

MinterEllison Advises on $1 Billion Fund for Delivering Green Build-to-Rent Housing
MinterEllison, March 2020

MinterEllison has acted for Qualitas on the establishment of the A$1billion Qualitas Build-to-Rent Impact Fund (the Fund) which will finance the construction and management of energy efficient, low emissions build-to-rent residential buildings in Australia. The Fund is the first property debt fund in Australia to elevate its minimum sustainability criteria into its investment criteria, as well as being Australia's first dedicated build-to-rent debt platform. "Build-to-rent" housing is purpose-built residential rental accommodation, owned by institutions and designed to meet the needs of residents...

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