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10 Dec 2013

Clayton Utz appoints new Chief Executive Partner to lead the Firm from 2014

Sydney, 10 December 2013: The Board of Clayton Utz has appointed Robert Cutler to succeed Darryl McDonough as the next Chief Executive Partner of Clayton Utz from 1 July 2014.

Rob joined Clayton Utz in Sydney in 1991 and became a partner of the Firm in 1998. He carved out a successful career in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, with a focus on commercial disputes and government litigation, particularly in the areas of telecommunications and intellectual property. Rob served as partner in charge of the Canberra office from 2000 to 2004.

Board Chair Ross Perrett said Rob's appointment reflected his significant experience and history with Clayton Utz, and his clear vision for the Firm's future as Australia's leading independent law firm.

"The Australian legal services market is rapidly evolving, in the face of continued global economic uncertainty. As with all businesses, Clayton Utz must respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by our clients' changing needs and expectations. We must ensure we have the best people to assist us achieve that outcome. With his experience and client focus, the Board is confident Rob Cutler will be a strong and capable leader of Clayton Utz as we consolidate our position as Australia's pre-eminent independent law firm," said Ross.

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