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Russell Miller AM

Russell is a former Chairman of the Firm. He is a long-standing strategic advisor to boards and senior management on governance, domestic and international acquisitions, de-mergers and privatisations. He has been an advisor to the Boards of DuluxGroup Ltd, Medibank Private Ltd, National Rail Corporation Ltd and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Russell is also internationally recognised for his leading competition expertise, handling complex merger clearance and cartel cases. He is a non-Government adviser to the International Competition Network, the worldwide regulators’ group, and the author of leading texts on Australian competition and consumer policy and law.

He has held several government appointments, including chair of the International Air Services Commission, director of the National Electricity Code Administrator and member of the Minster for Trade's WTO Advisory Group.

Globally ranked as a leading individual in his field, Russell was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to the legal profession.

Flight Centre litigation

Advised Singapore Airlines and IATA in relation to proceedings alleging that Flight Centre attempted to induce competitors (Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and Emirates) to stop directly offering and booking their own international airfares (including over the internet) at prices less than Flight Centre offered.

Iron Mountain A$3.8 billion acquisition of Recall Holdings

Advising Iron Mountain Inc. on its proposed acquisition of Recall Holdings Ltd by way of a recommended scheme of arrangement through a largely scrip offer that values Recall at around A$3.8 billion. A merger of Iron Mountain and Recall will create the world's leading information management company.

New South Wales Interstate Rail Network Restructure

Advised NSW Government in relation to a major restructure of the State's non-metropolitan rail system which included an investment of A$800 million+ in rail infrastructure by the Commonwealth Government. The arrangements effectively incorporated 3000kms of NSW interstate and Hunter Valley mainline railway track under the same operation and management as the interstate standard gauge mainline railway track. We also subsequently advised on commercial arrangements in relation to the take up by ARTC of the Metropolitan Freight Network and the Southern Sydney Freight Line.

Privatisation of National Rail Corporation Ltd

Assisted National Rail Corporation Limited (now Pacific National) in relation to the sale of the Commonwealth, NSW and Victorian Governments' interests in National Rail.