Lovells lawyer takes on US consular post

CORPORATE finance solicitor Julie Miller has been seconded from the London office of Lovell White Durrant to act as an investment officer to the British Consulate General in Atlanta.

Miller, who joins for a two-year term on 7 August, is the first lawyer among a number of British professionals to work as part of the Invest in Britain Bureau – USA, which aims to encourage US companies to form a British base or expand their facilities in the UK.

She did her articles with Lovells from 1987 to 1989 and spent a year on secondment to Chicago firm Kirkland & Ellis.

Her work in London principally involves transactional matters and the provision of advice to domestic and foreign entities on international joint ventures and establishing businesses in the UK.

Her most recent work involved a £190 million management buy-in of Allied Domecq's tea interests by Karande.

As investment officer in Atlanta, Miller will cover Invest in Britain Bureau – USA's responsibilities for all south-eastern states in the US.