Awards

2020

Australasian Lawyer Rising Stars 2020

  • Caitlin McConnel
  • JW Lee
  • Mark Chahine

Queensland Law Society

  • Winner of the Workplace culture and health award (organisational category)

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

  • Clayton Utz continues its diversity leadership for the sixth consecutive year
  • 2019

    Australasian Law Awards

    Individual awards

    • Sp Search and Consulting Law firm leader of the year (>200 employees) - Rob Cutler

    Deal awards

    • Energy & Resources Deal of the Year - Santos' acquisition of Quadrant
    • Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year - Paladin restructuring

    Australasian Lawyer

    • Clayton Utz recognised as an Employer of Choice

    Best Lawyers Australia

    Good Company

    IJ Global Awards 2018 - Asia Pacific

    Infrastructure Oration and National Infrastructure Awards

    • Clayton Utz was recognised in the category Project of the Year for its involvement in advising NSW Treasury and Transport for NSW (Roads and Maritime Services) for the WestConnex transaction

    International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia-Pacific Awards

    Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards

    Two Clayton Utz winners:

    Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

    • James Hill - Business Development Professional of the year

    Lawyers Weekly Legal firm of choice

    • Top 25 Attraction firms

    Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year

    LGBTI inclusion awards

    Managing Intellectual Property Asia Award

    Out for Australia 30 under 30 

    • Chloë Bennett recognised as a young, LGBTIQ advocate

    Relativity Innovation Awards 

    • Community Choice Award for AcquiRE

    Who's Who Legal

    Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

    Workplace Giving Excellence Awards

    • Awarded Silver for Best overall program

    2018

    ACT Law Society Awards

    Australian Retail Banking Awards

    • Finalist for Law firm of the Year

    Australasian Law Awards

    Individual awards 

    • Scarlis Pringle Law Firm Leader of the Year (>200 employees)  – Rob Cutler

    Deal awards 

    • Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year and Australian Deal of the Year – Arrium Restructuring
    • Property, Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year – Melbourne Metro Project

    Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards by Pride in Diversity

    Best Lawyers Australia

    Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards

    International Legal Technology Association's Distinguished Peer Awards

    John Shaw Medal by Roads Australia

    Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards

    Two Clayton Utz winners:

     Five Clayton Utz finalists:

    • David Foong – Commercial
    • Johan Pietersz – Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Shingo Fujisaki – Projects, Energy & Resources
    • Benjamin Lancaster – Taxation
    • Matt Garozzo – Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety

    Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

    Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards

    Two Clayton Utz winners:

    Eight additional Clayton Utz finalists:

    • Julie Levis - Real Estate
    • Kirsten Webb - Competition
    • Jamie Doran - Government
    • Andrew Walker - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Kylie de Oliveira - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Rory Moriarty - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Stuart Byrne - Commercial
    • Nikki Robinson - Real Estate

    Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

    Two Clayton Utz winners:

    Four additional Clayton Utz finalists:

    • Kate Jordan - Executive of the Year
    • Stephanie Daveson - Dealmaker of the Year
    • Kirsten Webb - Partner of the Year
    • Liz Humphry - Special Counsel of the Year

    Managing IP Asia-Pacific Awards

    National Infrastructure Awards by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA)

    • Project of the Year – Ravenhall Prison Project
    • Finalist – Optus Stadium (new Perth Stadium)

    Queensland Volunteering Awards

    Relativity Innovation Awards

    Society of Construction Law Australia (SoCLA) 

    The Law Society of New South Wales' First 100 Years of Women in Law Award

    Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

    2017

    Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards

    • National Law Firm of the Year (Australia)

    Australasian Law Awards

    Individual and firm awards 

    Deal awards 

    Australasian Land & Groundwater Association's Annual Industry Excellence Awards

    Australian Retail Banking Awards

    Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards

    Best Lawyers Australia

    Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards

    Two Clayton Utz winners  

    Three Clayton Utz finalists

    Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

    Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards

    Three Clayton Utz winners:

    Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

    Lawtech Awards

    • Security and Risk Management Award

    National Infrastructure Awards by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA)

    Partnership Awards

    • Best Transit Project – High Capacity Metro Trains
    • Projects Grand Prix – High Capacity Metro Trains

    Partnerships Bulletin PPP Awards (Asia Pacific)

    Who's Who Legal

    • Australian Firm of the Year

    2016

    ACT Women Lawyers Awards

    Australian Retail Banking Awards

    Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards

    • Achievement Award

    Australasian Law Awards

    Australasian Lawyer

    • Innovative Firm

    Best Lawyers Australia

    FAACI Business Awards

    • Corporate Innovation Award - CU SAFE

    Financial Review Client Choice Awards

    FT (Financial Times) Innovative Lawyers Awards

    • CU SAFE - Innovation in use of technology (Commended)

    IFLR Asia Awards

    IPA National Infrastructure Awards

    Law Institute of Victoria

    Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

    Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards

    • Peonie Gebbie named a winner in the Government category at the 30 Under 30 awards

    Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards

    Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

    • Dealmaker of the Year Award – Julie Levis 
    • Mentor of the Year Award – Jennifer Harris

    Legal Innovation Index by Lexis Nexis and Janders Dean

    Lawtech Awards

    • Security and Risk Management Award 

    Partnerships Award

    Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 

     Queensland Law Society Equity and Diversity Awards

    WGEA Employer of Choice

    Who's Who Legal

    • Australian Firm of the Year

    2015

    ASIAN-MENA Counsel Deal of the Year Awards

    • China Investment Corporation's acquisition of Investa Portfolio
    • Acquisition of Toll Holdings Limited by Japan Post Holdings

    Australasian Law Awards

    • Australian Large Law Firm of the Year
    • Equity Market Deal of the Year - Medibank Private IPO 
    • Property, Infrastructure and Projects Deal of the Year - nbn and Telstra Renegotiation of Agreements to Rollout the National Broadband Network

    Australian Red Cross

    Best Lawyers Australia

    • 167 CU partners listed and 12 partners singled out as 'Lawyer of the Year' in their specialisations

    Euromoney LMG Women Asia Women in Business Law Awards

    • CU partners Kathy Santikos and Karen Trainor finalists for Best Lawyer awards

    Global PERE Awards

    • China Investment Corporation's purchase of Investa Property Trust - Deal of the Year (Asia)

    IPA National Infrastructure Awards 

    • North West Rail Link Operations, Trains and Systems PPP - Government Partnerships Excellence Award 
    • Legacy Way - Project of the Year 
    • Ravenhall Prison project - Advisory Excellence Award 
    • North Connect - Financial Excellence Award 

    Law Institute of Victoria 

    Lawyers Weekly

    • Australian Law Awards
      • Real Estate national practice group - awarded Property Team of the Year
      • Public Sector national practice group – awarded Government Team of the Year
    • Women in Law Awards Eight CU finalists:
      • Alison Kennedy - Senior Associate of the Year
      • Isobelle Watts - Young Gun of the Year
      • Jennifer Harris - Special Counsel of the Year
      • Kate Jordan - Executive of the Year
      • Lauren Scott - Marketing Communications Executive of the Year 
      • Nikki Robinson - Partner of the Year 
      • Shae McCartney and Claire Smith - Thought Leader of the Year 
    • 30 Under 30 Awards Three CU finalists:
      • James Neil - Intellectual Property
      • Nathan Moy - Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety
      • Prue Warner - Energy & Resources

    Mining Journal (UK)

    Project Finance International Awards

    • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing -  Asia-Pacific Road Deal of the Year

    Property Council of Australia (WA Division) Future Directions Young Achiever Awards

    WGEA Employer of Choice

    Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) Annual Awards

    • Kathryn Pacey - Woman Lawyer of the Year (finalist) 

    Who's Who Legal 100 

    2014

    ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deal of the Year Awards 

    • North West Rail Link project

    Best Lawyers Australia 

    Euromoney LMG Women in Business Law Awards 

    Lawyers Weekly

    Project Finance International Awards 

    • North West Rail Link project - Asia-Pacific Transport Deal of the Year

    Telstra ACT Young Business Woman of the Year 

    WGEA Employer of Choice

    Who's Who Legal 100

    • Australian Firm of the Year

    2013

    ALB Australasian Law Awards

    • Corporate Citizen Firm of the Year (finalist)
    • Employee Health & Wellbeing Award (finalist)
    • Innovative Use of Technology Award (finalist)

    Best Lawyers Australia 

    Euromoney LMG Women in Business Law Awards

    Fairfax CFO Awards

    IFLR Asia Awards

    • Acquisition of Spotless by Pacific Equity Partners - Private Equity Deal of the Year (finalist)
    • Ichthys LNG Financing - Project Finance Deal of the Year (finalist)

    NSW Law & Justice Foundation Pro Bono Partnership Award

    Project Finance International

    Who's Who Legal 100

    2012

    ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deal of the Year Awards

    • APLNG Curtis Island project 

    ALB Australasian Law Awards

    Best Lawyers Australia

    Brisbane Lord Mayor's Business Awards

    BRW Client Choice Awards

    • Law Firm of the Year, Revenue > $200m (finalist)

    Capital CFO Awards

    Chambers Asia Pacific Awards

    • Australian Firm of the Year (finalist)

    Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA)

    Euromoney LMG Australasia Women in Business Law Awards

    Insto Award

    Myer Supplier of the Year Awards

    2011

    Australian Human Resources Institute Awards

    Australian HR Awards

    • Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy (finalist)

    ALB Australasian Law Awards

    BRW Client Choice Awards

    CFO DealBook Awards

    Children's Cancer Institute Australia

    Euromoney LMG Asia Women in Business Law Awards

    • Best Lawyer award for Karen O'Flynn 

    Insto Award

    Law & Justice Foundation Pro Bono Partnership Award 

    Myer Supplier of the Year Awards

    National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Patron's Award

    • Most Promising Newcomer Award (Partnering with Passion category)

    National Infrastructure Awards

    • Advisory Excellence Award: The New Royal Adelaide Hospital Project
    • Government Partnership Excellence Award: The M2 Motorway Upgrade
    • Project of the Year Award: The Gateway Upgrade Project