Top 100 law firm Foot Anstey has recruited Mark Millar from his role as General Counsel and Company Secretary at AA plc. Mark joins as a partner within the firm's expanding corporate and commercial teams.
Mark returns to private practice after 15 years leading in-house teams as General Counsel and Company secretary of the premium listed public companies AA plc, Domino’s Group plc (both were FTSE 250) and media group, Future plc.
His roles were strategic and wide ranging, leading large in-house teams supporting major national and international businesses in delivering practical, commercial, solutions-focused advice.
Before moving in-house, Mark was a magic circle corporate lawyer with ten years of experience in public and private M&A, IPOs, group restructurings and financings and corporate governance issues.
In addition to legal and company secretarial at the AA, he also headed the risk, compliance, BCP and central assurance functions at the AA, delivering a holistic approach to risk, legal and reputational issues.
Mark has a wealth of experience across all aspects of corporate life from his core corporate areas, governance, remuneration, share schemes, AGMs, dividends and distributable reserves, IP, brand protection, data strategy implementation and transformational change – including senior Board changes and other major projects.
In addition, he has overseen major reputation management projects including significant litigation and data breach management.
Mark Millar said: “I am delighted to join Foot Anstey, a firm which believes in delivering value to its clients. Having been a major buyer of legal services for the last 15 years I believe there is an opportunity to deliver hands on, commercial legal advice to clients using the significant experience I have gained in busy front line roles.I am really excited about this next step.”
Chris Worrell, Partner and Head of Business Group said: "Mark is a strong addition and we are excited about the contribution he brings to Foot Anstey's continually growing team. His experience, particularly from his roles at the AA plc and Domino's Pizza Group plc, fit perfectly with the firm's focus on understanding clients' challenges and how we support clients with bespoke advice and wider support on the range of complex business challenges they face."
Mark will be based in the firm's Bristol office at Temple Quay, which now numbers 130 people.