Mills Oakley announces five new partner appointments

Some of the new additions logged stints at MinterEllison, Bartier Perry, and Holding Redlich

Mills Oakley announces five new partner appointments

Mills Oakley has appointed five new partners to enhance its capabilities in various practice areas.

The new additions are as follows:

Liam Dennis becomes part of the public law practice group at the Sydney branch. He has over 15 years of experience working with government-related matters. Dennis has appeared in litigation before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Circuit and Family Court, the Federal Court, and the High Court.

Norman Donato was a partner at Bartier Perry for almost 13 years before making the move to Mills Oakley, where he joins the banking and finance group in Sydney. With more than 35 years of experience in corporate, commercial, and finance law, Donato’s area of specialisation lies in banking and finance, particularly securities and duties law.

He has tackled highly complex matters and is also an expert in the areas of IP, corporate governance, personal property securities, M&A, insolvency and restructuring, and commercial law and contracts.

Rob Humphreys was a special counsel at MinterEllison for over four years before transitioning to Mills Oakley. He joins the workplace relations team in Perth. Humphreys focuses on employment and workplace health and safety law, mainly providing advice to employers in the resources and construction sectors, universities, and government-owned corporations.

Jeremy Rees becomes part of the corporate advisory group at Mills Oakley. He is based in Adelaide and has advised local and interstate clients on corporate and commercial matters such as event management, private M&A, structuring and the establishment and operations of trusts.

Over a legal career spanning 34 years, he has experience in negotiating and preparing shareholder and unit holder agreements, drafting and advising changes to company constitutions, and contract-related issues in general commercial practice.

Trent Taylor was a corporate and commercial partner at Holding Redlich for nine years before joining Mills Oakley’s M&A/corporate advisory team in Brisbane. Taylor has a litigation background and has considerable knowledge of as the agribusiness, manufacturing, distribution and franchising, health and fitness, tourism, technology, and online and professional services industries.

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