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|No. of offices||15|
|No. of attorneys||200+ partners, 600 lawyers|
Bruce Cowley, ChairmanJohn Bede Weber, Chief Executive Partner
|Revenue||A$416 million (2012/2013)|
Minter Ellison is an international law firm based in Australia. A member of the Big Six leading Australian law firms, it is the largest law firm headquartered in Australia, with offices across 15 cities in five countries.
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Minter Ellison dates back to 1827 when F. W. Unwin was admitted to practice in New South Wales. Its first international office was opened in London in 1974. Minter Ellison was one of the first foreign law firms to have a presence in China, initially through a joint venture arrangement in Beijing in the mid-1980s.
In 1987, Ellison Hewison Whitehead & Gillott Moir and Winneke (Ellison, Hewison & Whitehead) merged with Minter Simpson (Minter, Simpson & Co.) to become Minter Ellison.
In 1992, Minter Ellison and Morris Fletcher & Cross merged to become Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher and in 1995, the firm officially becomes known as Minter Ellison. In 2000, the Canberra office merged with Deacon Graham & James. On 1 September 2001 the New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington) law firm of Rudd Watts & Stone changed its name to Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.
Minter Ellison's key areas of practice area:
- Banking and Finance
- Capital markets
- Construction, environment, and planning
- Corporate/mergers and acquistisions (M&A)
- Dispute resolution, arbitration, and litigation
- Employment law and employee relations
- Energy and natural resources
- Native title
- Intellectual property
- International trade/WTO
- Projects and project finance
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Superannuation and pensions
- Technology, media and telecommunication
Through its Community Investment Program, with its focus on pro bono legal services and community partnerships, Minter Ellison seeks to make a positive difference within the local communities in which it operates. The program has four priority areas — disadvantaged youth, homelessness, alleviation of poverty and access to justice .
Minter Ellison is also committed to sound environmental practices and currently reports its environmental performance under the framework of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA).
- Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (in New Zealand)
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- New South Wales Young Lawyers and the National Pro Bono Resource Centre. (2008.) Pro Bono Practices: A guide to the pro bono practices of NSW’s largest law firms, New South Wales Young Lawyers and the National Pro Bono Resource Centre.