Victoria Allen


Following an impressive legal career, Victoria is now a Partner in the firm’s Board Practice and leads the General Counsel and CoSec Practice.

Victoria is an accomplished and highly credentialed corporate lawyer boasting an impressive track record in domestic and international transactions for a diverse range of financial institutions and corporate clients, with a focus on complex mergers and acquisitions.

She was a partner at MinterEllison for 15 years, holding a number of leadership positions within the law firm. Victoria was a long-term adviser to many clients including Macquarie, Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, Challenger, Lloyds Banking Group, Brookfield, Mirvac, Suncorp, American Express, HCF, ING, Iron Mountain and Australand.

Having advised numerous boards throughout her legal career, Victoria now brings her depth of experience to the firm’s Board Practice, as an integral part of the team delivering Australia’s market leading specialist board services.

Victoria’s experience also gives her a unique perspective and understanding to help the firm’s clients recruit the best General Counsel and Company Secretarial talent for their organisations.  Victoria has worked extensively with, and been a trusted adviser to, some of the region’s best General Counsel and Company Secretaries on many of their most complex and challenging issues.

She has a passion for building relationships and assisting her clients find solutions – this is why she has been, and continues to be, a trusted adviser to clients.

Victoria was the inaugural Chair of the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia which she helped to establish in 2019 as the first national body advocating for children suffering in Australia with childhood rheumatic diseases.  While Chair, Victoria successfully lobbied for a Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases and played a pivotal role in the Inquiry.  Victoria continues as an Advocacy Ambassador for this important charity.

She holds an LLB (Hons) and BA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Victoria is strongly aligned with the firm’s values, having particularly championed diversity throughout her career and regularly listed in Who’s Who of Australian Women.

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