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Plans for expansion as law firm Mills Selig marks its 60th anniversary

Corporate law firm Mills Selig, which has worked with plcs First Derivatives and DCC Energy, has said it plans to hire more staff as it marks 60 years in business
Corporate law firm Mills Selig, which has worked with plcs First Derivatives and DCC Energy, has said it plans to hire more staff as it marks 60 years in business
Margaret Canning

By Margaret Canning

Corporate law firm Mills Selig, which has worked with plcs First Derivatives and DCC Energy, has said it plans to hire more staff as it marks 60 years in business.

Top business leaders joined the firm to mark the anniversary last night. The practice, which is based on Arthur Street, has grown steadily since it was founded by Stratton Mills and Ivan Selig in 1959.

It recently hired 12 people to work across its client portfolio, and now employs a total of 50 people. Managing director John Kearns said: "Our team has grown exponentially over the last number of years but we're not stopping there.

"We have ambitious plans and are committed to growing our team by a further 50% in the coming years."

He added: "We pride ourselves on being business focused advisors. We're local, we know and understand the business landscape inside and out."

As well as Mr Kearns, there are directors and six solicitors.

Deals which Mills Selig lawyers have advised on include the establishment of two mezzanine debt funds on behalf of its client Whiterock Capital Partners.

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It also advised First Derivatives plc on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Kx Technologies for $53m. And it also acted for DCC Energy plc in its sale of a Belfast oil terminal to Valero Energy, and in the separate disposal of its Northern Ireland oil distribution business to Nicholls Fuel Oil Ltd.

It acted for the shareholders of Retlan Manufacturing Limited on its sale to Chinese company CIMC Vehicles Group Ltd. It advised Devenish Nutrition on the acquisition of Sidai Africa and also the acquisition of Yem-Vit in Turkey. And in the financial services sector, it advised the partners of Hughes Insurance on the sale of the business to Liberty Insurance.

And it continues to advise Dublin venture capital fund and Mexican restaurant chain Boojum on its expansion throughout Ireland and the UK. It advised Renatus at the time of its acquisition of Belfast-based Boojum four years ago.

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