Virginia Briggs

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
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Sydney, Australia
    Local Time: Wednesday 03:40

Practice Expertise

  • Real estate
  • Construction

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Real estate

WSG Practice Industries


Prior to becoming CEO and Managing Partner, Virginia held numerous executive leadership positions, including Managing Partner of the Infrastructure, Construction and Property business, a member of the Partnership Board, and has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2017.

Virginia has led some of the Firm's most strategic client relationships, including Dexus, GPT, AMP Capital Investors, Brookfield, Stockland, and she has advised Government on infrastructure sales, acquisitions and redevelopment, and their role in a range of social infrastructure projects.

Outside MinterEllison, she contributes to commerce and the community through a range of other leadership and advocacy positions. She is a member of the Property Council of Australia's National Board, the Committee for Sydney Board and chair of its Knowledge Economy Taskforce, and a member of Chief Executive Women.


I am motivated by working with a talented and diverse team who are committed to MinterEllison being a market-leading brand in our chosen markets and industries, and known by clients and broader communities for consistently delivering our best work while redefining the boundaries of legal practice.”


Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Real estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Member, MinterEllison Partnership Board
  • Chair of the Industrial Committee of the Property Council of Australia, NSW Division
  • Member of the Property Council of Australia's NSW Division Council


  • COVID-19 code of conduct compendium offers clarity to SME landlords and tenants

    Concern experienced by commercial landlords and their SME tenants who operate in more than one jurisdiction in Australia over the Federal Government’s Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code), to deal with COVID-19 related hardship suffered by tenants, will be alleviated by a new Code of Conduct compendium published today by MinterEllison.

  • MinterEllison appoints Virginia Briggs as new CEO

    Virginia Briggs will become CEO of Australia's largest law firm from 1 July 2021.


  • Code of Conduct compendium: commercial leasing principles in COVID-19

    The COVID-19 National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial leases was introduced to help provide support for SME tenants suffering financial hardship. However, its application has caused uncertainty as each state and territory introduced the legislation in slightly different ways. Our compendium helps to navigate those complexities.

  • Cracking the housing affordability code together

    The simple measure of a secure place to live is harder to find for many Australians; with shortages of social and affordable housing contributing to volatility in the wider economy.

    Recognising the crisis, the property sector is exploring solutions to crack the affordability code.

  • Redevelopment of Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park

    MinterEllison advised NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) on $2.2 billion redevelopment of Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park.

  • COVID-19: Navigating the Code of Conduct

    How is the new national code of conduct for landlords and tenants being rolled out across the country? We spoke to the Property Council of Australia to discuss some of the requirements.

  • NSW announces Land Tax discounts for build-to-rent developments

    The Berejiklian government has announced it will cut land tax by 50% for the next 20 years for developers who invest in build-to-rent (BTR) schemes. We summarise what the land tax discount means for businesses.

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