Firm Profile > Deutsch Miller > Sydney, Australia

Deutsch Miller

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Described as having ‘impeccable integrity’, client-focused Deutsch Miller is a small but well-regarded firm in dispute resolution. It successfully defended BNP Paribas in its high-profile dispute with Santos Ltd and the motorsports administrator V8 Supercars against one of its racing teams. It also specialises in representing high-profile individuals in matters relating to wills, trusts and defamation – most notably for Ms Hope Rinehart Walker in trust proceedings relating to the multi-billion dollar Rinehart fortune. The practice is led by Shane Anderton and Mark Deutsch, who also advise Abigail Boyd M.P. in a complex political matter.

Practice head(s):


‘The adaptability of the team to work across complex matters in a cohesive manner and to keep clients informed of the status of things and recommendations as they evolve is a strength.’ 

‘While one would prefer not to be involved in legal disputes, DM and Mark Deutsch make the process more relaxed and are excellent at dispersing anxiety and worry through well informed guidance and outcomes.’

Key clients

Ms Hope Reinhart Welker

V8 Supercars

BNP Paribas

Lindfield Developments Pty Ltd

Addenbrooke Pty Ltd

Ms Abigail Boyd

The firm: 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.

Alistair Jaque: advises on mergers, acquisitions and disposals; capital raisings; private equity investments; leveraged buy-outs; IPOs; finance transactions; corporate restructurings; shareholder agreements; corporate governance (listed and private); commercial agreements.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Mark Deutsch,
Dispute resolution Shane Anderton,
Corporate and M&A Paul Miller,
Corporate and M&A Alistair Jaque,
Regulatory compliance and investigations Shane Anderton,
Number of lawyers : 11
Contacts : Mark Deutsch
Contacts : Paul Miller
Contacts : Shane Anderton
Contacts : Alistair Jaque