Minter Ellison

Leigh Brown
My experience and industry knowledge is derived from 30 years of leading MinterEllison teams in corporate transactions. This has included acquisitions and sales of private companies and businesses, public company takeovers, capital raisings and development projects.
  • +61 2 9921 4941
  • +61 412 121 660

My clients are from many different industries, including agriculture, construction, distribution, financial services, resources, retail and technology.

I am the relationship partner for many of the firm’s foreign-owned clients. In this role I provide broad-ranging advice on Australia’s corporate and business laws, including corporate governance and the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules.

Career highlights

Led MinterEllison teams for these major representations:

  • Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry – represented the successful proponent
  • Lihir Gold – advised founding proponent on the joint venture and initial public offering (IPO)
  • Sydney Olympic Stadium – advised underwriters on project and public offer
  • Publishing and Broadcasting Limited – advised Australian Consolidated Press on its merger with Nine Television Limited to form Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
  • Crown Casino – advised Publishing and Broadcasting Limited on public company takeover
  • Westfield America Trust – acted for Trust on the IPO and further capital raisings
  • AMP Limited; Optus – acted for companies on their IPOs
  • Optus – acted for the telecommunications provider in its takeover by Singapore Telecom
  • CSR Sugar – advised Wilmar on acquisition
  • Held the role of managing partner at Minter Simpson from 1984 to 1987 and led the subsequent formation of MinterEllison
  • Served as a member of MinterEllison’s Partnership Board from 1987 to 2003