News and Views
| February 2022
Deutsch Miller | Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Dispute Resolution – Ranked: Tier 4
The firm is delighted to be recognised for the 11th consecutive year in the 2022 Legal 500 Asia Pacific, maintaining our tier 4 ranking.
This is a result of the hard work of the dedicated team throughout 2021 and we are looking forward to an equally challenging and exciting 2022.
The Legal 500 - Asia Pacific - Dispute Resolution - Tier 4
Boutique dispute resolution firm Deutsch Miller is based in Sydney and frequently receives referrals from other litigation practitioners. Mark Deutsch, Shane Anderton and Chris Stevens jointly lead the team. The practice’s client roster includes individuals, trustees, directors, charities and financial institutions.
‘Deutsch Miller are a truly wonderful litigation firm. Their attention to detail is amazing and they always have the best interests of their client at heart. Over the years, I’ve dealt with various litigation legal firms, both on my own account and on behalf of my clients. These firms included national and international firms and while they provided good service, they were unable to compete with the level of service provided by a boutique litigation firm like DM.’
‘The partners at DM are all specialists in their own field, and pride themselves on imparting that specialist knowledge for the benefit of their clients.’
‘The people are the strong element here – both in Mark Deutsch and how he engages with clients (they immediately feel his empathy, which is important in the stress of litigation) and his staff. There is tight integration in the firm and you get the feeling that all staff you deal with know your matter well. Layered over that are Mark’s very impressive skills as a negotiator and litigator and the results he achieves.’
The full list of rankings can be found – Disputes Resolution: Litigation Australia
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.