Our Clients

Australia's most client focused law firm – that's how we want our clients to think of Clayton Utz. We do this by focusing on the relationships we build. This means being responsive, listening to our clients' needs, understanding their business structures, goals and objectives, and providing practical, commercially driven advice – every time.

Our client base includes a number of the top 100 Australian companies as well as over 250 Federal and State Government Departments, Agencies, and organisations.

We pride ourselves on the reputation we have built for legal innovation and excellence, driven by our goal to give our clients creative commercial solutions. This has seen us appointed to some of the most significant deals and litigation across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, where our reach spans multiple disciplines, markets and industries.

We have advised, or are currently advising on a number of significant transactions and matters, including:

  • Advising on the $37 billion National Broadband Network: the largest infrastructure project in Australia.

  • Act as Project Counsel to the APLNG joint venture between Sinopec, Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips: advising on all aspects of the $35 billion Australia Pacific LNG project, including the US$8.5 billion project financing which was the first time that the export finance arms of the United States and China have co-operated on an Australian project.

  • Acted for Macquarie Bank: on its acquisition of the Esanda dealer finance portfolio from ANZ for $8.2 billion.

  • Acted for Japan Post Co. Ltd: on its $6.7 billion takeover of Australian logistics company, Toll Holdings Limited.

  • Acted with joint partner Regency Centers Corporation: on the purchase of a US$2.79 billion portfolio of shopping centres in the US.

  • Advised Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation: on its $2.45 billion acquisition of Investa Property Group's portfolio of nine office towers, the biggest direct real estate transaction in Australia's history.

  • Represented Biostime International Holdings: on its purchase of Swisse Wellness for $1.6 billion.

  • Advised Novartis/GSK/EliLilly: on the award winning $30 billion suite of transactions.

  • Acted for the joint lead managers (Deutsche, Goldman Sachs and Macquarie): on the A$5.7 billion IPO of Medibank Private.

  • Advised business solutions software provider MYOB: on its A$2.1 billion IPO and ASX listing - the largest tech IPO in Australia to date in 2015.

  • Advised vehicle and equipment financier Eclipx Group Limited (formerly FleetPartners): on its A$518 million IPO and ASX listing.

  • Advised online currency exchange provider Ozforex: on its successful dual track A$600 million IPO and listing on the ASX.

  • Advising on the $6 billion Barangaroo project: one of Australia's largest ever and most exciting urban renewal developments located on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore adjacent to Australia’s financial centre.

  • Advised the NSW Government: on the $3 billion NorthConnex project, the first transport infrastructure project to be procured under the NSW unsolicited proposals policy.

  • Advised AMP Limited: on the $14.6bn merger with AXA Asia Pacific Holdings.

  • Acted for ASIC: in relation to their High Court of Australia appeals against former directors and officers of companies in the James Hardie Group and in defending the appeal brought by the former company secretary/general counsel in that Court.

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