14 May 2012

Clayton Utz boosts Corporate team with new partner in Melbourne

Melbourne, 14 May 2012: In a significant boost to its Corporate Advisory and M&A capability in Melbourne and nationally, Clayton Utz has appointed Stephen Moulton as a partner with effect from 1 June 2012.

Stephen joins Clayton Utz from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he has been a partner for the past 3 years. Prior to joining PwC, Stephen was the chairman of partners and a former managing partner at another firm, and founded its Corporate practice. Stephen is also a director of the Carlton Football Club Ltd (since 2006) and O'Brien Foundation Ltd (formerly Microsurgery Foundation Ltd, since 2000).

Clayton Utz's national Corporate practice head, Graham Taylor, said Stephen's appointment marked a further boost to the firm's Corporate / M&A offering in Melbourne as well as nationally. "Stephen brings to Clayton Utz diverse experience in acting for a range of high-profile corporate clients over many years. His experience in founding and growing a Corporate practice and the strong relationships he has within the market make him an excellent fit for Clayton Utz and our clients."

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Darryl McDonough said Stephen's appointment reflected the firm's commitment to grow its Melbourne office organically and through strategic acquisition. "The addition of Stephen to the Melbourne team continues the positive momentum that has been built over the last 12 months with the hires of partners including Michael Linehan (Corporate Advisory / M&A), Dan Trindade (Workplace Relations and Safety), and Stuart Pill (Workplace Relations and Safety) and their teams."

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