28 Apr 2010

Clayton Utz welcomes leading securitisation lawyer to the partnership

Sydney, 28 April 2010: Clayton Utz is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Jinks as a partner ― reaffirming the firm's commitment to being a leading provider of legal services to Australia's banking and financial services sectors.

Mr Jinks is widely recognised as one of Australia's premier securitisation lawyers, with 20 years' experience in legal practice including 13 as a partner at another top-tier firm.

Mr Jinks specialises in international and domestic securitisation and capital markets transactions and has advised many of Australia's leading financial institutions on their securitisation programs.

The appointment of Mr Jinks comes as Australia's securitisation market shows signs of a resurgence, with credit markets stabilising and economic confidence returning to pre-GFC levels.

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner David Fagan said Mr Jinks' reputation for legal excellence combined with a commercial approach made him an excellent fit for the firm.

"We are excited to welcome a lawyer of the reputation and experience of Andrew Jinks to the Clayton Utz partnership," said Mr Fagan.

"As a firm, we have been very focused over the last few months on strategically reviewing our practice strengths and resourcing needs to ensure that our legal services offering reflects our clients' needs. We have listened to our clients and Andrew's appointment reflects our commitment to maintaining a leading practice in securitisation, an area in which the firm has been at the forefront since securitisation first took off in Australia."

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