MinterEllison is delighted to announce an exciting service innovation – the expansion of the firm's suite of offerings to include Board and Executive Remuneration (BER) consulting services.
BER will complement the firm's legal services in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (HR&IR), M&A, Corporate and Tax to deliver efficient, fully integrated solutions for clients.
Jonathan Finlay and his team of BER specialists – Paul Baillie, Angelica Gore and Janine Holland – have joined MinterEllison from a leading NASDAQ global advisory firm, where much of their work involved inbound and outbound cross-border transactions in the Asia Pacific region and global clients based in the UK and US.
"The arrival of Jon and his team marks a significant milestone in the implementation of our firm's 2020 Strategy – which is focussed on growth, capability and innovation – and adds an exciting new dimension to the solutions we offer our clients," Andrew Cunningham, Partner and Innovation and Networks Leader, said.
"As we focus on being our clients' best partner, we are thinking beyond the law to create new and complementary service offerings and to embed these within our firm."
Tony Harrington, MinterEllison Chief Executive, believes the firm's new pay governance consulting expertise broadens and strengthens the support that the firm's HR&IR, M&A, Corporate and Tax specialists already provide to boards and CEOs of domestic and international clients.
"Extending our capability beyond legal services into kindred disciplines is a significant strategic initiative – our new BER team is a great 'fit', and is the first cab off the rank in our suite of non-legal advisory services for clients.
"This addition gives MinterEllison a unique capability and is a first for an Australian law firm," Mr Harrington said.
Based in Sydney, the BER team will work with MinterEllison's specialists to offer its advisory services to national, regional and international clients.
Jonathan Finlay said he and his team were initially attracted by MinterEllison's highly regarded client-centric reputation, and meeting with partners across the firm over several months helped him understand MinterEllison's deliberate intent of practical value-adding innovation and its focus on building capability by extending into complementary specialist consulting services beyond the law.
"We are simply adding our capability to MinterEllison's long history of helping clients navigate the global regulatory and business environment – advising remuneration committees and CEOs as well as CFOs, Human Resource Directors and General Counsel on executive reward as an enabler to achieve business, talent, and performance objectives.
"We have a strong track record of assisting clients achieve an effective working balance between the intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of management behaviour and reaching pay arrangements that stand up to close scrutiny from stakeholders such as shareholders and regulators," Mr Finlay said.