CU link Newsletter

03 June 2010

Welcome to the first edition of CU link for 2010.

The last few months have brought many exciting developments for Clayton Utz.

We continue to promote our outstanding legal talent, including appointing six new partners across the firm. Last month we also extended our footprint outside Australia for the first time, opening an office in Hong Kong in association with Haley & Co. And in March, we launched our Reconciliation Action Plan as part of our commitment as a firm to helping address the inequality that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Read on to find out more about this and other firm news.

As well as our regular features and updates, in this edition of CU link we also talk to former CU lawyer David Clarke about his new legal career.

We're always interested to hear from our Alumni members about their life after CU. If you'd like to be profiled in our next edition, please let us know by emailing

Vale Greg James

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our longest-serving and most respected partners, Greg James, who passed away earlier this month.

CU faces

On 1 March we welcomed six new partners to the partnership.

Alumni Profile - David Clarke

David Clarke was a senior solicitor in our Sydney Financial Services group from 2000-01 before relocating to London where he worked at Linklaters. David is currently Managing Director, Organisational Risk and Legal at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) – one of Australia's largest institutional funds managers.

CU around the world

Over the next few months Clayton Utz partners and lawyers will attend a range of conferences and professional networking events in various countries around the world.

Darryl McDonough to be our next CEP

On 1 July, David Fagan will officially hand over to Darryl McDonough as the new Chief Executive Partner of Clayton Utz.

What's news

We highlight some significant deals and other interesting milestones for the firm.

We're open for business in Hong Kong

In an exciting development for the firm, Clayton Utz in association with Haley & Co. formally opened for business in Hong Kong on Tuesday 20 April 2010.

CU people and places

Over the last few months Clayton Utz has participated in a number of charity sporting events and hosted some exciting events.