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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


COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Foreign Investment in Australia
MinterEllison, April 2020

With the Treasurer's recent announcement on Sunday 29 March 2020 that monetary screening thresholds have been reduced for all foreign investors, our team takes you through what this means for potential transactions. With the Treasurer's recent announcement on Sunday 29 March 2020 that screening thresholds have been reduced for all foreign investors, our team takes you through what this means for potential acquisitions...

COVID 19: How the Changed FIRB Rules Affect the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
MinterEllison, March 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 changes to foreign investment in Australia announced on Sunday, investors that are now caught by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) regime will also be subject to scrutiny from other regulators. Our team explains what this means for investors and what they can do to manage this process. As set out in our earlier alert, COVID 19: New blanket restrictions on foreign investment, temporary changes were announced to Australia’s foreign investment regime designed to ‘protect Australia’s national interest as we deal with the economic implications arising from the spread of the coronavirus’...

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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...

MinterEllison is Advising LandCorp on the Construction and Operation of Australia's First Ever Industrial Renewable Energy Microgrid
MinterEllison, September 2019

Peel Business Park, the catalyst for the Transform Peel program, will be a 1,000-hectare estate and the new home of agri-innovation in Western Australia. In addition to creating a large number of jobs, it is predicted that the microgrid will offer businesses in the Peel Business Park an energy cost saving of around 30 percent. "Our client, LandCorp, saw to the potential to offer cheaper and greener power to the new businesses moving to the industrial park," said Lee Rossetto, MinterEllison Partner...

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