Media Release: Clayton Utz claims over 200 spots in The Best Lawyers in Australia and inaugural 'Ones to Watch' 2023 Editions

21 Apr 2022

21 April 2022: Clayton Utz features prominently in The Best Lawyers in Australia (2023 Edition) announced today - an annual list of the country's top legal talent as voted by legal industry peers.

As well as over 200 individual listings across the broad practice area categories, we received sixteen Lawyer of the Year accolades and were named Law Firm of the Year for Project Finance and Development.

Our 'Lawyer of the Year' honourees are (in alphabetical order and in the eligible practice area categories): 

Highlighting our reputation for nurturing and developing outstanding lawyers, over 50 of our senior associates were also named in the inaugural The Best Lawyers in Australia: Ones to Watch (2023 Edition). They are, in alphabetical order in each eligible practice area category:

Banking and Finance Law  Timon Ibrahim, Olga Horbowy, Angus Milne 
Class action litigation Will Atfield
Construction / Infrastructure Law

Tristan Appleby, Nic Bouvier, Nathan Chalmers, Esther Dwyer, Jessica Hourn, Zoe Johnson, Mathea McCubbing, James McNicol Smith, Mandi Panagoda, Megan Turner

Corporate Law

Mariam Azzo, Kwan Leung, Dennis Mak, Lara Solomons, Jared Webster, Francis Yuan

Government Practice
Tal Aviram, Elizabeth Forbes, Zeng He
Insolvency and  Reorganization Law

Anna Byram, Jordana Komesaroff, Jonathon McRostie, Gabe Perrottet

Intellectual Property

Kent Teague, Francesca Teng (also for Information Technology law)

Labour and Employment Law

Laura Forman, Charisse Matthews, Liam Meagher (since called to the Bar), Bianca Mendelson, Belinda Miller, Jennifer Mougan


Lucy Groenewegen, Joshua Kangisser, William Maher, Jonathon McRostie, Ian Napier, Simon Vidovich, Heloise Woodside

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Lara Solomons, Laura van Stekelenburg, Jared Webster, Francis Yuan

Planning and Environmental Law

Lauren Smith, Robert Stilling

Real Property Law

Elizabeth Boden, Emily Mickle, Ben Pierce, Philipa Thomson, Amy Watson

Tax Law

David Wong

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