17 Aug 2012

Clayton Utz's Construction lawyers consolidate market-leading reputation

Sydney, 17 August 2012: The market-leading reputation of Clayton Utz's Construction and Major Projects practice has again been reaffirmed after six Clayton Utz partners were listed as 2012 Who's Who leading construction lawyers, the highest number of any Australian law firm.

The six leading Clayton Utz partners are the firm's Sydney-based national head of Construction and Major Projects, Professor Doug Jones AO, Melbourne partner Andrew Stephenson, Brisbane partners Sergio Capelli and Arch Fletcher and Hong Kong partners Colin Dodd and Glenn Haley.

In addition, Professor Jones AO was awarded the prestigious title of the most highly regarded construction lawyer internationally.

Professor Jones AO said that while he was honoured to be recognised as the world's leading construction lawyer, he was even more honoured to be part of a team that has built an unparalleled reputation for delivering legal excellence on the largest and most complex projects in Australasia and the region.

"Our truly national experience and reputation in the Construction sphere is unrivalled. Across the country our team has a client focused approach committed to providing practical, commercial legal advice backed by the full service capability to support clients throughout the lifetime of their project. The diversity of our public and private sector experience and our involvement in the formulation of policies through our work with State and Federal governments, as well as industry associations further demonstrates why we are the premier Construction practice in Australia."

Clayton Utz has had advisory roles on a number of significant projects over the past 12 months, including: The North West Rail Link; the New Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. In Hong Kong, the firm's clients include world-renowned developers such as Sands China Ltd.

Clayton Utz is also the only Australian law firm with a tier one ranking in the respected Chambers Asia-Pacific legal directory.

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