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19 Jul 2011

Clayton Utz Major Projects team tops global league table

Sydney, 19 July 2011: Clayton Utz's Projects team has cemented its position as a world-leading practice after topping the H1 2011 Infrastructure Journal Legal Advisers (mandate won) League Tables.

According to online global intelligence service Infrastructure Journal, Clayton Utz ranked first in the Asia-Pacific region and first globally for mandates awarded. During the first half of 2011 Clayton Utz advised on transactions totalling US$35.9 billion, representing an Asia-Pacific market-share of 76.5 percent.

Commenting on the results, Clayton Utz's national Projects practice head Professor Doug Jones AM, said: "These results reflect the reputation and experience of Clayton Utz's Construction and Major Projects team nationally and internationally, which continues to see us instructed on some of the region's most high-profile and complex infrastructure projects."

Clayton Utz's Hong Kong office managing partner Colin Dodd said the results also consolidated the strong reputation the Hong Kong office had established in the local market since opening its doors in April last year. "Our decision to join forces with Glenn Haley, widely recognised as one of Hong Kong's leading construction lawyers, has continued to bear fruit. Clayton Utz in association with Haley & Co. is going from strength to strength, with a growing client base that includes Sands China Ltd,Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation and Aedas and a growing legal team, with consultant Ilan Freiman having joined us in April."

Clayton Utz's roles during the first half of 2011 have included advising Australia Pacific LNG (a joint venture between ConocoPhillips and Origin Energy) on the development and management of a coal seam gas facility in south east Queensland (lead partners, Brisbane-based Andrew Smith and Sydney-based Graham Taylor); advising the Department of Defence on the Single LEAP Phase 2 Public Private Partnership project which will see the construction of 3,015 new units of single member’s accommodation at 14 bases across mainland Australia (lead partner, Melbourne-based Michael Tuckfield), and jointly advising the South Australian Government on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital project (lead partner, Melbourne-based Jo Pugsley).

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