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Mills Oakley adds 2 partners from BigLaw rivals

National law firm Mills Oakley has appointed a corporate M&A partner from Hamilton Locke and a financial services partner from KPMG.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 11 July 2024 Big Law
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Brent Delaney and John Moutsopoulos (both pictured) have joined Mills Oakley as partners in the national firm’s Sydney office.

Delaney has come across from Hamilton Locke, where he was a founding partner. He is a corporate M&A lawyer with a focus on servicing the region’s best growth companies and the domestic and international institutions and funds that invest in them, Mills Oakley detailed in a statement.


Moutsopoulos joins from KPMG, where he was the asset management and ESG lead. He works, the firm went on, with his clients on sustainability-related issues and investment transactions and has a passion for the enormity of the climate risk and the opportunity and biodiversity challenges for asset owners and managers, which allows him to provide strategic outcomes for his clients.

Speaking about the appointments, Mills Oakley chief executive John Nerurker said: “The introduction of Brent and John to the partnership not only increases the capability of their respective teams but also further boosts the firm’s reputation in the areas of corporate advisory and financial services, where we see great opportunities in the market.”

“Brent is highly respected in his field and brings with him an exceptional amount of experience, which will continue to boost Mills Oakley’s corporate practice. John’s arrival boosts our financial services practice, an area which we have invested heavily in recently to ensure that we have national coverage for our clients in this space.”

The news follows the firm’s addition of the following partners: Zein El Hassan from KPMG, Linda Holland from Eakin McCaffery Cox, and Scott Alden from HWL Ebsworth.