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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



Sophie  Carman

Sophie Carman

Office Managing Partner
Lachlan  Drew

Lachlan Drew

Office Managing Partner
Stephen  Hill

Stephen Hill

Jeremy  Hill

Jeremy Hill

Lisa  Jarrett

Lisa Jarrett

Andrew  Short

Andrew Short

Clay  Wohling

Clay Wohling

Leah  Wright

Leah Wright


Of Counsel

Marc   Bevilacqua

Marc Bevilacqua

Special Counsel
Maria  Billias

Maria Billias

Senior Legal Counsel
Nadia  Blake

Nadia Blake

Special Counsel
Kate  Chinnery

Kate Chinnery

Special Counsel
Neil  Gordon

Neil Gordon

Senior Legal Counsel
Kent  Grey

Kent Grey

Senior Legal Counsel
Susie  Inat

Susie Inat

Special Counsel
Paul  Ingram

Paul Ingram

Senior Legal Counsel
Chris  Keane

Chris Keane

Special Counsel
George  Krashos

George Krashos

Senior Legal Counsel
David   Leydon

David Leydon

Special Counsel
Trudi-Ann  Mercurio

Trudi-Ann Mercurio

Special Counsel
Mark  Montes

Mark Montes

Senior Legal Counsel
Paul  Ng

Paul Ng

Senior Legal Counsel
Jeremy  Rees

Jeremy Rees

Senior Legal Counsel


David  Morfesi

David Morfesi

Director, International Trade
Adrian  Swale

Adrian Swale



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