Gavin Douglas

Partner, Mills Oakley

Area of expertise

Gavin is a partner in the Corporate Advisory Team in Sydney.

He brings a wealth of experience having previously acted as a partner of a boutique law firm in Sydney and a principal of a corporate legal practice in Perth.

Gavin regularly acts for listed, public and large proprietary companies.

His expertise includes corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on:

  • regulated and private treaty acquisitions, divestments and restructurings;
  • fundraising via equity capital markets; and
  • domestic and foreign investment.

Gavin is a ‘hands-on’ lawyer who enjoys providing high quality strategic, tactical and practical advice.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Western Australia
Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment – Securities Institute
Master of Laws – University of Sydney

About Gavin

Recent transactions include:

  • advising on the sale of Australian Contract Mining Pty Ltd to Westgold Resources Limited (ASX: WGX)
  • advising the independent directors of Universal Coal plc (ASX: UNV) on their successful takeover defence of a hostile bid by IchorCoal N.V.
  • advising the independent directors of Universal Coal plc on a recommended takeover offer by Coal of Africa Limited (ASX: CZA)
  • advising on the sale of Financial Choice Pty Limited to Spring FG Limited (ASX: SFG)