Media Release:Clayton Utz boosts Commercial Litigation team with new partner, Matt Spain

24 May 2023
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Matt Spain has joined our firm in Melbourne as a partner in our top-ranked [1] national Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Matt brings with him a successful general commercial litigation practice with a particular focus on financial services disputes (particularly superannuation), class actions, regulatory investigations, and commissions and inquiries. He has represented several financial clients in a number of significant regulatory investigations and disputes, as well as in the Financial Services Royal Commission. We look forward to Matt's industry connections and expertise strengthening our firm's superannuation offering.

Matt is joining with two lawyers from his team, Lucy Walsh and Margit Baranyay.

Clayton Utz National Practice Group Leader - Litigation, Greg Williams, said Matt's focus on financial services disputes and superannuation, as well as his professional reputation, made him an excellent fit for our firm.

"Matt is respected as an outstanding lawyer whose clients value his calm and considered approach to guiding them through complex disputes and matters. Matt's experience and sector focus, in particular his superannuation expertise, is a good strategic fit for our existing litigation offering and we're pleased to welcome him, Lucy and Margit to the team."

Matt said:

"I've always admired the strength and reputation of Clayton Utz's Commercial Litigation team. I'm really excited to join a team that's trusted by clients to handle their most significant and strategic disputes and investigations and I'm looking forward to growing the firm's superannuation offering.  With Lucy and Margit coming on board as well, we'll be able to collaborate with the firm's strong front-end financial services teams to ensure our existing and new clients obtain optimal results."


[1] Clayton Utz was ranked Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution: Litigation in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023

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