Mills Oakley recruits KWM lawyer

By Emma Ryan|21 May 2019

Mills Oakley has hired a new special counsel, who will join the firm from King & Wood Mallesons.

Tim Downing has been named the latest lateral hire for Mills Oakley joining the firm’s corporate and M&A teams as of 29 May.

Throughout his career, Mr Downing has advised on a wide variety of matters concerning M&A, corporate structuring and reconstructions, joint ventures and equity capital markets transactions.

Over his 13 year career at KWM, he advised both private companies and family groups as well as large, listed Australian and international banks and corporates, including BlueScope Steel, ANZ Bank, Dow Chemicals and Asciano (prior to its 2016 break-up), according to a statement from Mills Oakley.

Commenting on the recruitment, Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said Mr Downing’s expertise in warranty and indemnity insurance matters would be an especially strong asset to the firm.

“Unsurprisingly, risk profile is a major consideration in any transaction and Tim’s experience in this area is a major asset to both our corporate offering and our insurance offering,” Mr Nerurker said.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Downing said: “Mills Oakley has an agile, responsive and entrepreneurial culture which is an ideal fit for my practice. I am looking forward to being part of the team”.

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