Clayton Utz

Clayton Utz was founded in 1833 and today is one of the largest and most successful commercial law firms in Australia. We have 169 partners and over 1,600 employees based in six offices around the country (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin and Perth). Our clients include Australia’s and the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions as well as federal and state government agencies. We also maintain strong links with legal firms across the globe through membership of the Lex Mundi and Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) networks. Clayton Utz is a full-service firm with 14 national practice groups (NPG): banking and financial services; competition; commercial litigation; corporate, M&A and capital markets; employment and workplace relations; energy and resources; environment and planning; insurance advisory and claims; intellectual property and technology; major projects; public sector; real estate; restructuring and insolvency; and taxation. Our NPG structure allows us to focus on the needs of individual sectors of commerce and industry by supporting them with precise and specialised areas of legal practice. We have been a key player in many of Australia’s largest and most complex projects, with clients including federal and state government departments and many of Australia’s top 100 companies.The international arbitration group at Clayton Utz is one of the leading practices in the Asia-Pacific region. The team is known for its world-class practitioners. Doug Jones is well known throughout the international arbitration community and has advised and represented clients in major international transactions, projects and disputes throughout the world under all of the major arbitration rules and regimes. Clayton Utz is committed to the development and study of international arbitration and international dispute resolution in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Clayton Utz, supported by the University of Sydney, holds an annual International Arbitration Lecture, with previous presenters including Sally Harpole, Toby Landau QC, Lord Mustill, Fali Nariman, Rusty Park, Arthur Marriott QC, Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Jean-Claude Najar, Essam AI Tamimi, David Rivkin, Chief Justice James Allsop AO and most recently Michael Hwang SC and, most recently, the Honourable Sir Bernard Eder.

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