News & Events


Mills Oakley to build national Health & Safety practice with top HSF hire

Mills Oakley is launching a national Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) practice following the hire of respected expert Harold Downes from Herbert Smith Freehills this week. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley and ConvX to join forces to automate conveyancing

Mills Oakley is investing in ConvX, Australia’s first online, automated conveyancing platform. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley and clients put best foot forward for September

Mills Oakley’s partners, staff and clients are commencing October in a fit and fabulous fashion, having completed the Steptember challenge last month to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley advises on key fashion deal

Mills Oakley has advised Princess Polly Group Pty Ltd and its founders on the sale of a controlling interest in the company to US-based private equity firm Summit Partners. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley assist with cryptocurrency launch

Mills Oakley has advised Singapore-based Investment Evolution Coin on the launch of a new cryptocurrency to facilitate the transfer of funds into the Philippines. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley announces 2018 promotions

Mills Oakley has announced 30 new promotions for 2018, including two new partners in Perth. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley advises on $100m IPO

Mills Oakley has advised Microequities Asset Management Group on its $100m IPO on the ASX. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley advises on international merger

Mills Oakley has advised Turi Foods on its merger with global food behemoth OSI International Foods. Please click here for more information. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley partnership hits 100

Mills Oakley now has a partnership of 100, after the firm’s biggest ever lateral hire recruiting drive in a single quarter. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley boosts IP practice with key partner appointment

The migration of quality talent to Mills Oakley continues, with the hire of patent and trademark litigation specialist Melissa McGrath from K&L Gates. Melissa will join MO’s respected IP, Health & Life Sciences practice next week. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley boosts M&A, ECM capabilities

Mills Oakley is continuing its growth in Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets work with the appointment of another top-tier corporate partner. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley partner re-appointed to AAT

Mills Oakley partner Dr Teresa Nicoletti has been re-appointed to her position as a part-time senior member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a further seven years. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley advises Bureau Veritas on key Australian acquisition

National law firm Mills Oakley has advised Bureau Veritas on its acquisition of a majority stake in construction compliance service provider McKenzie Group. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley launches Canberra workplace relations practice

Top 10 Australian law firm Mills Oakley is expanding its Canberra office, with a team of workplace relations specialists. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley opens new Avenues for early learning in Melbourne

National law firm Mills Oakley has acted on a $66m real estate transaction which will see the development of a landmark site of almost 9,500 square metres in Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend precinct. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley Canberra reaches 50 staff

Mills Oakley has reached a new milestone in Canberra, making hires which take the office to over 50 staff for the first time since its 2014 launch. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley hires head of leading humanitarian firm

Mills Oakley has announced that high profile Salvos Legal and Salvos Humanitarian managing partner Luke Geary will shortly join the firm in a senior Not-for-Profit (NFP) role. For more details, click here.

Mills Oakley introduces new front-end insurance offering

Mills Oakley has added a new dimension to its insurance practice with the hire of partner Louise Cantrill in Sydney. Full statement can be read here.

Mills Oakley advises on $300m asset swap

Mills Oakley has advised AFIAA on one of the largest asset swaps of 2017, involving the sale of a commercial property in Brisbane to  M&G Real Estate Asia and the purchase of a Melbourne CBD property from M&G. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley advises on sale of St Kilda Road landmark property

Mills Oakley has advised Fort Street Real Estate Capital regarding its $95 million sale of 390 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. For more details, click here.

Mills Oakley makes senior banking & finance hires

Mills Oakley has made further additions to its end-to-end transactional capability with the hire of two banking & finance partners.

The new hires are Monique Stella, previously a partner at DLA Piper and Tom Lennox, previously a partner at K&L Gates. These hires follow the addition of tax specialist Tony Watson to the Sydney office last month.

Read the full statement here.

Mills Oakley advises on largest solar project in Australia

Mills Oakley has advised Elecnor on the $450m 275MWdc Bungala Solar Farm in Port Augusta, South Australia. Read the full statement here.

Client demand drives growth in MO tax offering

Mills Oakley has expanded its tax team as a result of increased client demand for end-to-end transactional capabilities, welcoming Tony Watson in the Sydney office. Full statement here.

Mills Oakley’s Raising the Bar Breakfast Seminar hosts Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins recently gave the keynote address at Mills Oakley’s Raising the Bar Breakfast Seminar to address gender equality in the workplace.

With feedback including “insightful”, “excellent”, “thought provoking” and “a very impressive guest speaker”, the Raising the Bar event with keynote speaker Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins was a resounding success both within the Mills Oakley office and in the wider community (read more here, here and here).

The Commissioner reminded guests that Australia has by no means achieved gender equality and that the responsibility to achieve this goal does not rest solely with the chief executive. Relying on one individual to change the whole system will not work. Rather, every person within an organisation has a role to play in improving gender equality in the workplace.

The event was a wonderful success with guests enjoying an informative and invaluable start to their morning.

Mills Oakley named Law Firm of the Year

Being named Law Firm of the year at the latest annual Australasian Law Awards is a 2017 highlight for Mills Oakley.

This prestigious Award was adjudicated by a panel of senior in-house counsel from some of Australasia’s leading corporates.  Mills Oakley was selected from a competitive field of finalists that included prominent Australian and international firms.

 “We always strive for excellence and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients,” Mills Oakley CEO, John Nerurker said. “We are delighted that the hard work of our partners and staff has been recognised with such a sought-after accolade.”

Mr Nerurker added that the firm was committed to keep raising the bar on client service.

“Clients rightly expect that market leaders will keep striving to refine their service levels. That’s what sets the best law firms apart.”

The full list of Australasian Law Awards winners can be found here.


The Mills Oakley Accelerator

The Mills Oakley Accelerator Program is the result of a collaboration between Mills Oakley and Collective Campus, a start-up incubator. The program aims to provide new law entrepreneurs and start-ups with the funding, tools and support they need to grow their idea into a viable business.

Mills Oakley believes that legal technology innovations are set to transform the legal services industry over the next few years and we want to be a part of the process.

There were an influx of applicants who submitted their innovative and unique ideas. From these applications, teams were shortlisted to participate in a 3-Day Bootcamp. The Bootcamp provided applicants with an opportunity to learn about the program, receive guidance from mentors and present, test and refine their ideas.

After the Bootcamp, contestants pitch their ideas to a panel of judges consisting of legal sector and start-up experts. The winners of the pitch night will be funded to take part in a 3 month accelerator program to support concepts to commercialisation.


Pictured above: Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker with CEO and Co-Founder, Collective Campus Steve Glaveski. Photo by Stavros Sakellaris.

Law Institute of Victoria Legal Careers Fair 2016

On 14 July 2016, Mills Oakley participated in the LIV Legal Careers Fair, an annual event which targets penultimate and final year law students in Victoria.

Hosted by the Law Institute of Victoria, this event provides students commencing a career in law the opportunity to showcase themselves to potential employers, and network with representatives from Australia’s leading law firms, government, regional firms and non-legal employers.

In attendance for Mills Oakley this year were Partners David Passarella and John Mazzotta, as well as a few of our Lawyers, Law Graduates and Human Resources team members. Our team members enjoyed mingling with the future stars of the law industry in Victoria.

HR Advisor Stephanie Fancoli welcomes visitors and provides insight into Mills Oakley at our LIV Legal Careers Fair booth.


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