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Minter Ellison

Bruce Cowley
Chairman, Partner
I have been Chairman of the Firm for the last four years. My background is in large scale M&A and I am a member of the Takeovers Panel. I also work with corporations facing governance challenges and assist them with crisis management.
  • +61 7 3119 6213
  • +61 412 243 728

I sit on a number of committees of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and previously chaired the Law Council’s Corporations Law Committee. I have authored the Protecting Your Position series which summarise laws in each Australian jurisdiction which impose personal liability on directors and will shortly have published a book I have co-authored with Stephen Knight on Boardroom Governance.

Career highlights

I have been involved in major corporate transactions in Australia for over thirty-five years in both regulated and unregulated acquisitions and takeovers. Internationally, I have advised a number of regional governments with asset sales as well as assisting governments and regulators with legislative and regulatory drafting. My experience includes drafting the Fiji Companies Act 2015 and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules Chapter on the Admission of Mineral companies. I am and have been a director of a number of listed, not for profit and government entities.