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Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown draws upon more than 35 years of recognised Australian and international practice in corporate, resources, and securities law to assist major corporate clients.

He has extensive knowledge across the financial services, manufacturing, wine and biotechnology industries, and a prominent profile in the resources and mining sector. Leigh has a high standing as a strategic advisor to local and global companies on Australia’s corporations and business laws, and regularly leads MinterEllison teams on major transactions involving projects, takeovers, acquisitions and disposals, capital raisings, investments, and reconstructions.

December 2016

MinterEllison's popular Guide to the fundamentals of doing business in Australia outlines Australia's business rules, from foreign investment guidelines to taxation, consumer protection, intellectual property and the employment law system. It is essential reading for anyone considering investing in Australia or starting up a business in this country.

19 October 2015

New ASX amendments will provide great opportunities for current and prospective NZX-listed entities to gain access to Australia's ever growing pool of investible capital.

21 November 2011

Minter Ellison advised Sucrogen on its agreement with the Administrators of Proserpine Sugar Mill to purchase the assets of Proserpine Co-operative Sugar Milling Association Limited for A$120 million.

30 August 2011

Minter Ellison advised on the recapitalisation of the Redcape Property Fund, through the execution of an Implementation Agreement with Special Purpose entities associated with an investor group comprising York Capital Management, Värde Partners, Inc and Goldman Sachs (Asia) Finance.

14 June 2011

Minter Ellison advised Sucrogen, the Australian-based sugar subsidiary of Asia’s leading agribusiness group Wilmar International Limited, on its agreement to acquire Proserpine Co-operative Sugar Milling Association Limited (PSMA) on a debt-free and cash-free basis for A$115 million.