Leading national firm loses tax expert

By Melissa Coade|21 June 2017

A Sydney tax partner has quit the law firm where he started his career almost 20 years ago to join a major market rival.

Craig Milner (pictured) has left Corrs Chambers Westgarth to join a rival tax advisory team at Allens. His new job is effective 19 June.

Mr Milner led the Corrs tax practice team since 2014, first joining the firm at the start of his legal career in 1998.

He has particular expertise in advising infrastructure, property and private equity matters, and has recently acted on NSW privatisation for foreign pension funds and on property-based investments.

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Allens tax practice leader Martin Fry said that Mr Milner is a well-known lawyer and would boost the firm’s tax offering.

“Craig is known in the market for bringing a commercial, energetic approach to deal execution from a tax perspective, and has a proven track record delivering agreed outcomes across various stakeholder groups in large commercial deals,” Mr Fry said.

“We are looking forward to working with Craig to continue our delivery of industry-leading strategic tax advice to our clients,” Mr Fry said.

Earlier this month, the Corrs partnership also lost a prominent telecommunications, regulatory and competition expert, when Thomas Jones left the firm to join Bird & Bird.

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