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MinterEllison

Government

6 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

MinterEllison maintains a standout practice, prominently active at both Commonwealth and state level, particularly where major social, transport or technology infrastructure projects are concerned. Regularly engaged on the most complex or potentially contentious issues, especially in such sensitive sectors as employment, health, immigration and taxation. Also renowned for its handling of transactions involving the transfer of large-scale government assets. Notable clients include Airservices Australia, Sydney Metro and City of Perth.

Strengths

"MinterEllison has a meticulous understanding of commercial law," explains one pleased client, adding: "They offer a very high standard of client care, including the ability and willingness to work seemingly tirelessly to meet very tight timeframes."

Another source comments: "They are a full-service firm able to provide a range of advice on complex matters with various competing legal issues."

Work highlights

MinterEllison acted for Airservices Australia on its OneSKY programme, including advice relating to the Civil-Military Air Traffic System contracts with Thales and on the preparation and negotiation of the CMATS arrangements with the Department of Defence.

Notable practitioners

Amanda Story is recognised for her focus on matters relating to technology and telecommunications procurement for Commonwealth Government clients. A client comments: "Her advice and services are excellent, I have complete confidence in her abilities as a lawyer and she is always a pleasure to deal with."

Andrew Rentoul is based in Brisbane and advises departments of the Queensland Government, as well as the governments of Victoria and New South Wales, whom he assists on a variety of transactional matters.

Michael Brennan is a highly experienced practitioner who has advised a number of government departments and agencies in relation to procurement and contract work. A client comments: "The level of support that Michael provides us is outstanding - in all interactions with him there is an underlying sense that he truly cares for the client."

Peter Block is noted for his expertise on infrastructure projects, with experience acting for government clients at both the state and Commonwealth level. A client describes him as "brilliant to work with and really strategic," adding: "He really listens to what we want and tailors advice so that it is pragmatic."

Stewart Nankervis is broadly regarded as a leading lawyer with regard to construction and infrastructure matters and acts for state governments across Australia. "Stewart is fantastic at cutting through complex legal and commercial problems and finding solutions," comments one client, another praising his "intimate knowledge of the risk profiles adopted across all the major government infrastructure sectors."

Virginia Briggs is the managing partner of MinterEllison and is regarded as a leading real estate lawyer with a notable practice assisting New South Wales government bodies on the property aspects of infrastructure and urban renewal projects. She is identified by clients as "a dedicated individual who is committed to providing high-quality service and advice."

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Australia

Government


Amanda Story
Band 4
Andrew Rentoul
Band 3
Michael Brennan
Band 2
Peter Block
Band 3
Stewart Nankervis
Band 2
Virginia Briggs
Eminent Practitioners