The Astute Choice
Deutsch Miller is a specialist corporate and dispute resolution firm built on the partners' top-tier experience and expertise - and one of only two boutique Australian firms to be recommended in the prestigious Legal 500, Asia Pacific.
Our unique combination of technical excellence, first class service and a practical, commercial approach to legal issues has earned us a reputation as the astute choice for clients and their advisers when they face complex, critical commercial challenges and opportunities.
Exceptional Capability, Accessibility and Commerciality
At Deutsch Miller our principal objective is to build long standing relationships with our clients based on trust and mutual respect. We do this in three key ways that separate us from our competitors.
1. We seek to understand our clients' business objectives first rather than diving straight into the legal work. The insights we gain through this approach allow us to genuinely act in our clients best interests, particularly in the technical and complex matters at which we excel.
2. Our partners have a high level of engagement in matters, from start to finish, ensuring that clients benefit from direct and responsive dealings at all times.
3. We’re committed to providing highly proactive, timely and constructive advice that is focused on being commercially sensible. Furthermore, as a boutique firm we have the flexibility to offer alternative pricing and fee structures to our clients on a case by case basis.
News and Views
Lumachain Raises US$19.5M in Series A Funding Led by Bessemer Venture Partners
Alistair Jaque (Partner) and Antony Bull (Senior Associate) represented one of the existing shareholders on its increased investment in Lumachain, an Australian AI platform for the global meat processing industry. Lumachain raised a total of US$19.5 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Main Sequence to support its expansion to the US and scale up its team to roll out the platform to customers globally.
BlackRock acquires Melbourne-based battery developer Akaysha Energy
Alistair Jaque (Partner) and Steven An (Associate) acted for the shareholders of Akaysha Energy, a Melbourne-based battery developer, on its acquisition by one of the world’s largest fund managers, BlackRock. The acquisition by BlackRock’s climate infrastructure business will result in a $1 billion investment in grid-scale batteries and a significant shift from coal to clean energy in Australia.
Lonsec acquires Implemented Portfolios Limited
Alistair Jaque, Simon Correggia and Orhai Shiba acted for the shareholders of Implemented Portfolios Limited, a specialist Managed Discretionary Account provider to high net wealth individuals, on the sale of the company to Lonsec Holdings Pty Ltd.