Fast facts

  • MinterEllison is an international legal and consulting practice.
  • Headquartered in Australia, MinterEllison is regarded as one of the Asia-Pacific's premier law firms.
  • Established in Sydney in 1827, MinterEllison operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated firms.
  • Part of what makes MinterEllison unique is its expansion into non-traditional consulting solutions, including Technology, Tax, Risk & Regulatory, Infrastructure Consulting.


MinterEllison's network comprises the offices of MinterEllison (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Shanghai and Beijing), MinterEllison LLP (Hong Kong), MinterEllison LLP (Ulaanbaatar) and Minter Ellison (London) and offices that operate as members of the MinterEllison Legal Group (Minter Ellison, Gold Coast and MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Auckland/Wellington)

Key staff

Acting Chief Executive Officer Virginia Briggs commenced 2021
Chair of the Partnership Board David O’Brien appointed 2019

Office Managing Partners:

Office Office Managing Partner

Adam Bannister


Andrew Rentoul


Michael Brennan


Lachlan Drew

Hong Kong

Fred Kinmonth


Matthew Hibbins


Matthew Knox


Nathan Deveson

Staff numbers – global

2,300+ staff
270+ Partners
1,200+ legal staff
50 staff in our Consulting Solutions.

Graduate numbers – global

110+ Graduates

Adjacent businesses/consulting businesses

  • Technology Consulting
  • Tax
  • Risk & Regulatory
  • Flex
  • Infrastructure Consulting

Practice areas

  • Banking and Finservices
  • Capital Markets
  • Class Actions
  • Competition Regulation and Trade
  • Corporate
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment and Planning
  • Infrastructure Construction Property
  • Insurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Sustainability & climate change
  • Tax and Superannuation
  • TMT
  • Workplace/Employment

Additional facts

  • MinterEllison has been ranked #21 in the fourth annual edition of LinkedIn's “Top Companies to work for” Australia list 2019.
  • MinterEllison is a AWEI Gold Employer, recognised for our commitment to LGBTI+ inclusion.
  • MinterEllison has the largest tax practice in any Australian law firm.
  • For the third consecutive year, MinterEllison has the highest number of individual Best Lawyer listings (2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia).
  • MinterEllison is ranked #1 in Lawyers Weekly, Top 25 Attraction Firms.
  • MinterEllison won the 'Innovation in New Business and Service Delivery Models' category for the firm's Legal Operations Model at the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer Awards 2019.
  • MinterEllison is the most ranked firm in Chambers & Partners Australia Guide for 2019.
  • Ranked in The Australian's Top 100 Graduate Employers 2019 and GradConnection Top 100 Employers 2019.
  • Business Excellence Award for Professional and Business Services at the AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Awards (ACBA).
  • MinterEllison was named Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious RFi and AB+F Australian Insurance Awards 2018.

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