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Mills Oakley expands national banking and finance arm

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Mills Oakley has recruited a new partner from Clayton Utz, who will take to the firm’s national banking and finance practice.

Mills Oakley will officially welcome Graeme Gurney as the latest addition to its partnership, effective 17 June. Mr Gurney joins from Clutz, where he led the Sydney and national banking and finance teams.

Throughout his career, Mr Gurney has advised on the full scope of banking and finance matters, holding special expertise in property finance, project and structured finance, infrastructure finance, restructuring and workouts. His clientele include banks, non-bank financial institutions, infrastructure and property companies, and national and global players in the property development and funds management space.

Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said Mr Gurney’s hire was “another step in the firm’s vision to grow the corporate and banking and finance practices.

“Our banking industry clients have told us that they are seeking more competitive tension from their panels and we intend to provide it,” he said.

“Graeme’s reputation in the market speaks for itself, and he possesses the experience and connections to take the practice to a new level.”


Commenting on his new role, Mr Gurney said: “I am very excited to be joining an excellent Australian firm with a clear mandate for growing its national banking and finance capability.

Our initial goal will be to quickly blend my skills and experience with the industry knowledge and energy of the existing Mills Oakley team, to deliver a fuller service to the firm’s clients. After that, through a combination of lateral hires and organic growth at all levels, we will build a banking and finance practice that can stand toe to toe with the best in market in key areas.”

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Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

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