Skip to main content

Profile hero

Profile details

About George Milne

George is a corporate associate in our global transactions group.

George focuses on M&A, private equity transactions and other corporate matters for private equity sponsors and other global financial investors across a range of sectors.

Prior to joining Freshfields in 2018, George worked at Bell Gully, a leading law firm in New Zealand.

Recent work

  • Advising CVC and GIC on the sale of a stake in the RAC Group.
  • Advising AEA Investors on the acquisition of Polygon Group.
  • Advising Montagu Private Equity on the acquisition of a majority position in ITRS Group.
  • Advising AA plc on its public acquisition by Warburg Pincus and Towerbrook.
  • Advising Allfunds Bank on its combination with Credit Suisse InvestLab and its strategic partnership with BNP Paribas.
  • Advising Tesco on the US$10.6bn disposal of its Thai and Malaysian businesses.
  • Advising PSPIB on the sale of its stake in the Alpha Trains rolling stock business.
  • Advising CVC on the acquisition of Webpros.
  • Advising Sixth Street Partners on the establishment of, and its investment into, the Clara Pension Platform and the addition of Wilton Re as an additional capital partner.
  • Advising GIC on its minority investment in the ADNOC oil pipelines business alongside KKR and BlackRock, with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company retaining a majority stake.
  • Advising Cinven on the acquisition of 
  • Advising Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic on their investment in Network International, and its subsequent IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advising various global financial investors on corporate and contractual matters relating to their funds and portfolio companies.


University education

  • The University of Otago, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • The University of Otago, Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCOM(Hons)

Professional qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand