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Deutsch Miller is a boutique corporate and dispute resolution firm built on the foundation of its partners’ standing and reputation in the Australian legal market.

Established in 2009 by Mark Deutsch and Paul Miller, their intention was to build a practice that went above and beyond the already lofty standards set by the country’s top-tier firms. They firmly believe that great client experiences are about more than just successful legal outcomes. For Deutsch Miller, the goal is to also build lasting relationships based on a deep empathy for the client’s situation, real accessibility in times of need, and supported with clear and frequent communication.

The DM team brings a wealth of experience and technical excellence honed at top-tier firms, along with a highly commercial and practical approach to legal issues. What distinguishes DM from many of its competitors is the level of engagement its partners have with matters – from start to finish. This ensures that clients benefit from direct and responsive dealings at all times and as a result, Deutsch Miller has become a long-term and trusted advisor to many prominent public and private clients across a range of sectors.

With this agile and accessible service model, DM has developed an enviable reputation as a ‘go-to’ firm for clients facing complex, critical commercial challenges and opportunities, as well as the ‘astute choice’ for referrers both locally and internationally.

Areas of practice

Corporate and M&A: Deutsch Miller corporate partners have particular expertise in: mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and corporate venturing, takeovers, capital raisings, IPOs, joint ventures and strategic alliances, shareholder and corporate management, commercial contracts and corporate governance.

The corporate team advises clients across a broad range of sectors including: technology, education, financial services, aged care, projects, construction and energy and resources, infrastructure, industrials, healthcare and logistics.

The wide client base spans entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, consortiums of investors, small to large-sized businesses and listed companies.

Paul Miller: practises in mergers and acquisitions (public and private), corporate advisory, capital raisings (both on and off market), IPOs, venture capital/private equity, MBOs/MBIs, shareholders agreements and joint ventures, inbound investment, restructuring, employee share plans, corporate governance, and drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements.

Peggy Ching: deals with mergers, acquisitions and disposals (particularly on cross border transactions); capital raisings; venture capital investments; joint ventures and shareholding arrangements; takeovers; dual track trade sale and IPO processes; consortium bids for assets; and alliance and collaboration arrangements.

Corporate and commercial disputes, and contentious regulatory: corporate, commercial, equity and property disputes, both at the first instance and appeal level; complex claims in contract and equity; financial services and markets, disputes under the Corporations Act, corporate insolvency; injunctions and applications for interim relief; appellate matters.

The firm acts for a diverse range of clients including private and public companies, high-net individuals, SMEs, participants in financial services and markets, domestic and offshore banks, and/or their senior employees.

Mark Deutsch: works on disputes arising from property transactions and developments; high-net worth client needs including estate and family held company matters; complex equity claims including claims for breach of trust; complex commercial and corporate disputes.

Shane Anderton: advises on contentious regulatory matters, with a particular focus on financial services and disputes arising under the Corporations Act; assisting companies and individuals with investigations and responding to regulatory action by ASIC, ACCC, ATO; internal investigations; public law disputes and challenges to decisions of public bodies and sector regulators; and corporate insolvency.

Shane Anderton
Peggy Ching
Mark Deutsch
Paul Miller


Number of lawyers 11

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