Clayton Utz is the leading Australian law firm. With a history dating back to 1833, our firm has approximately 163 partners and nearly 1,250 legal and support staff with six offices in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Darwin). In 2018, we were awarded "Australian Law Firm of the Year" by Chambers Asia Pacific.
We have a reputation in the market for our innovative approach to complex transactions and litigation, and for our exceptional client service. At the 2019 IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards, we received "Most Innovative National Firm of the Year (Australia)" in recognition of our innovation in deal structuring. We are trusted legal advisers to many public and private corporations based in Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, and advise leading banks, investment banks and other financial institutions; governments; mining and resources companies; power and utilities; manufacturers; stockbrokers; accounting and other professional firms. Our team frequently work with overseas companies on strategies and structures for investing and doing business in Australia and handles foreign acquisitions and sales on behalf of local clients and multinationals.
Clayton Utz is a leader of Australian law firms in pro bono practice, social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion. We are recognised as an "Employer of Choice" under our Commonwealth Government gender equality regulator (WGEA) and have been awarded "Gold Employer" status three years running for LGBTI inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards. These are important parts of who we are as a firm.
The firm’s Lex Mundi contact partners are committed to ensuring that all matters referred to Clayton Utz are not only handled promptly and efficiently but also receive the firm’s leading-edge expertise.