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MinterEllison appoints new ESG partner

National law firm MinterEllison has hired an experienced energy and ESG executive as its newest partner, as the firm moves to boost its ESG governance and energy transition credentials.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 08 August 2023 Big Law
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Joao Segorbe (pictured) has joined Minters in its environmental, social and governance (ESG) consulting practice as a partner, bringing more than two decades of experience in the energy sector.

He has, the firm said in a statement, worked in energy markets in Australia and Europe and “deeply understands” ESG issues in the mining, resources, and renewables sectors, and he also has experience in governance and the regulatory environment in Australia and overseas.

Prior to joining Minters, he served as executive general manager of strategy and corporate development at energy giant AGL and was a partner at McKinsey & Company.


The news follows the firm’s promotion of 91 lawyers to more senior roles in late June, as well as the appointment of one of its partners as chair of a World Economic Forum climate governance body in early July.

Speaking about the hire, Minters chief executive and managing partner Virginia Briggs said: “Joao’s long-held focus on strategy and M&A in energy transition across all its dimensions will be of immense value to our clients, as will his perspective from his experience as an energy company executive and as an internationally experienced consultant.

“Clients need a holistic view of ESG, and Joao’s experience across the two disciplines will provide the breadth of advice our clients require.”

Mr Segorbe added: “I am pleased to join MinterEllison and look forward to assisting institutions on their large-scale ESG-related transformation opportunities and challenges.

“ESG topics have become key issues across all sectors, with challenges emerging even faster than legislators have been developing in the field.

“MinterEllison is Australia’s leading law firm, and I hope that my experience complements and adds to the team of experts dedicated to working side by side with our clients to stay ahead of the energy transition and dealing with ESG risks.”

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. A former lawyer, he has worked at Momentum Media as a journalist on Lawyers Weekly since February 2018, and has served as editor since March 2022. He is also the host of all five shows under The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network, and has overseen the brand's audio medium growth from 4,000 downloads per month to over 60,000 downloads per month, making The Lawyers Weekly Show the most popular industry-specific podcast in Australia. Jerome is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, and a board director of Minds Count.

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