Neil Millar | NZ Lawyer Hotlist 2014

by Aidan Devine22 Apr 2014
NeilMillarNeil Millar,
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts


Neil Millar is an interesting example of a dealmaker who has prospered following a change of firms. Previously at Kensington Swan, Millar has managed to double the size of his practice since his recent move to Minter. “He’s an excellent business accumulator who loves getting deals done – he is just prolific,” said one source. “His clients love him; he’s a very garrulous Scotsman with a deep emotional tie with clients.”

Millar’s private equity clients include Direct Capital, Pioneer Capital and Arowana Capital. He recently assisted Equity Partners in acquiring Amalgamated Hardware Merchants.
 
 
 
CAREER
Current: 

Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Previous:
Partner, Kensington Swan
Years of Experience:
Over 18 years of experience in corporate law
ACHIEVEMENTS/RECOGNITIONS:
  • Up & coming individual - Chambers Global 2013/2014, 2012/2013 
  • Up & coming individual - Chambers Asia Pacific 2013/2014, 2012/2013 
  • Listed lawyer - Corporate, Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2013 
  • Leading lawyer (Mergers and acquisitions) - International Financial Law Review 2014, 2013, 2012
AFFILIATIONS:
  • Member, New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NZVCA) 
  • Member, Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) 
EDUCATION:
  • Dip Lp, University of Edinburgh, 1995 
  • LLB (Hons), University of Edinburgh, 1994 
Current Town Auckland
Hometown Aberdeen, Scotland
Family Married to Kirsty Campbell with 2 children – Jude (6) and Robin (3)
 


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