Michael Brennan AM
Partner, Canberra
I am a corporate and commercial lawyer, specialising in major contracting, procurement, funding and capital equipment programs, as well as public and private mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. I have significant experience advising Commonwealth Government and private sector clients on major projects, restructures and corporate matters.

Career Highlights

  • My acknowledgements include being recognised in various legal directories. I am listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers 2015-2017 in the Government category. I am also listed in Best Lawyers (2010 to 2017) in the areas of corporate, corporate governance and government.  In 2017, I was recognised as the Best Commercial Lawyer in the ACT.  I am also, ranked in the pre-imminent procurement category of Doyle's Guide for commercial law
  • I am honoured to be on the Board of SoldierOn, whose mission is to achieve the best reintegrated generation of serving and ex-serving men and women in Australia’s history. To achieve this, Soldier On supports those who have served by focusing on their physical and mental health, their family, their community, and their future.
  •  I have acted for the Australian Government on numerous major projects, including major tenders, procurements, commercialisations, corporatisations, outsourcings, capability acquisition and support programs, restructures and corporate governance matters.
  • My commercial practice extends to numerous private sector clients, including energy and resources providers, and national and industry associations, who I have assisted with corporate restructures and corporate law matters.
  • I am an active supporter of MinterEllison’s inclusion and pro bono agendas, including the ACT Cancer Council.
  • I am also proud to lead the Canberra Office of MinterEllison as the Managing Partner of that Office.