Mills Oakley

Mills Oakley is a leading Australian law firm with offices in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, with breadth of expertise across all major legal service areas.

We offer our clients superior relationship experiences combined with commercially-focused expert legal skills. With a majority of partners and staff previously from top-tier firms, Mills Oakley provides equivalent legal expertise but with more partner contract and a significant cost advantage, which positions Mills Oakley as a genuine alternative to top tier law firms.

Our client feedback has told us that clients value our technical skills, accessible culture and competitive pricing. Our lawyers are committed to providing easy-to-use advice and absolute transparency in all aspects of our client relationships.

Mills Oakley is a proud member of Diversity Council Australia, an independent, not-for-profit workplace diversity adviser to businesses in Australia.



Stephanie Rowland, Partner Mills Oakley Lawyers

Stephanie Rowland is a partner in the Corporate Advisory team in our Perth office, specialising in IP & technology, and corporate and commercial law.

Stephanie has a particular interest and depth of experience in assisting start-ups and new business establishment as well as in mergers and acquisitions. This work includes providing advice on M&A transactions and complex contract negotiations, as well as providing corporate and commercial law advice and solutions to clients. Her experience includes acting for publicly listed and private companies in joint ventures and projects in Australia and abroad.

She also has significant experience in intellectual property and technology work including advising on the management, commercialisation and procurement of all kinds of IP and technology and strategies for its use for value creation, and on non-contentious commercial and transactional matters.

Her practice is focused on the drafting of, and negotiation of technology contracts, and advising on procurement, data protection, e-commerce and privacy issues.

Stephanie is a member of the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been a Western Australian committee member for The Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA) for several years.


  • Commercial agreements & establishment of new business ventures
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • Licensing
  • Capital markets (including IPOs and rights issues)
  • Energy, resources and mining
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Takeovers
  • Corporate governance