12 Sep 2011

Clayton Utz partner to lead global network of law firms

Sydney, 12 September 2011: Clayton Utz partner Simon Truskett has been appointed Chair of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms.

The Lex Mundi board of directors elected Mr Truskett, an M&A/corporate advisory partner based in the Sydney office of Clayton Utz, during its annual meeting in Vienna on 10 September 2011.

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Darryl McDonough said: "Simon's appointment reflects his on-going contribution to the organisation since first being appointed to the board in 2006. Simon is an accomplished lawyer with an outstanding reputation particularly in cross border M&A work in the Asia-Pacific region. Clayton Utz is proud to be the only Australian member of this leading international legal network and we are delighted that one of our partners has been appointed to such a prestigious international role," said Mr McDonough.

Commenting on his appointment Simon said: "I am honoured to be taking on the role as the chair of Lex Mundi and I am delighted to have the opportunity to further contribute to the development of Lex Mundi's strong global network of law firms."

The Lex Mundi network provides clients with access to unparalleled global legal resources with its vast network of 160 premier member firms in more than 100 countries and offices in more than 600 business centres. Member firms are selected on the basis of stringent criteria and are subject to regular service quality reviews. Clayton Utz is the exclusive Australian member firm of Lex Mundi.

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