FORMER MINTERELLISON PARTNER LEAVES TO OPEN NEW LAW AND BUSINESS FIRM
14 November 2017, Written by David Simmons
FORMER MinterEllison partner, Adam Merlehan, has left the multinational to establish a 'full service' multidisciplinary business and law practice.
Merlehan Group, which will have offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, will offer business strategy advice for growth or business optimisation.
Merlehan's team will assist with the implementation of the advice in clients' businesses and provide legal support aligned with business strategy.
The group will also assist with specialist projects to ensure they are delivered on time and to budget.
Merlehan says the business model was inspired by more than a decade of working alongside client executives in external advisory and in-house capacities.
"I have seen first hand the benefits of collaboration between law and other disciplines during my experience working in-house with large global clients as part of a commercial team solving problems and devising plans for growth or important change," says Merlehan.
"I am convinced we need to do more to deliver our clients strategic advantage over their competitors in an increasingly crowded, globally-connected and competitive marketplace."
The legal advice, documentation and dispute resolution services offered by Merlehan Group will be tailored to each client, and may be implemented, along with the strategy advice, from start to finish with the client's business.
"While some law and accounting firms are starting to cater to a broader range of client needs via internal restructuring or offering complementary services, we will be offering a truly collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach from the outset."
Merlehan says the firm will grow in a disciplined way through careful selection of specialised talent across business strategy, analytics, technology, law, risk management, business and change management.
"My team understands a more well-rounded holistic approach, with a 'client first' orientation is needed and that diversity of thinking produces better outcomes," says Merlehan.
"We are all about delivered excellence without arrogance, diversity of thought, a long-term relationship approach to business, real results, real impact and old fashioned excellent client service with complete discretion."
Business News Australia
Author: David Simmons