Mills Oakley hires partner from Ashurst

By Naomi Neilson|14 August 2019

Mills Oakley has made a banking and finance hire with new partner Tim Macmillan, a former special counsel from Ashurst’s project finance team.

The firm said Mr Macmillan’s expertise includes project finance, acquisition finance and general corporate finance. He has a “particular expertise” in renewable energy financing projects, “having advised on numerous high-profile transactions.”

On the new hire, Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker noted his appointment came on the back of the arrival of banking and finance partner Graeme Gurney.

“We are acting decisively on a board mandate to grow our banking and our finance capability and to hire or develop the expertise which our clients require. Tim is an excellent addition to the team, possessing the necessary energy and ambition to take the practice to the next level,” Mr Nerurker said.

Mr Macmillan’s corporate finance practice has a “borrower focus”. The firm added he has acted for corporates across sectors, including gas, gaming and media.

He is qualified to practice in Australia and the UK, with experience in both of these jurisdictions. Mr Macmillan’s clients include project sponsors, developers, banks, non-bank financial institutions and major corporates, according to Mills Oakley.

Mr Macmillan said he was attracted by the prospect of joining a firm with a mandate to build a banking and finance practice that can match the best in the market.

“I was hugely impressed by the firm’s vision for the growth of its banking and finance capability. I am very excited to be a part of that project and to be joining a firm with exceptional credentials across the board,” Mr Macmillan said.

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