Sydney, 31 May 2013: Clayton Utz has been named Firm of the Year - Australia in the inaugural Who's Who Legal 100, which identifies the world's top 100 law firms.
Clayton Utz is described as an "Australian powerhouse" that "maintains its reputation for excellence across a broad range of legal services… the firm impresses clients and peers alike with its international outlook and dedication to outstanding client service".
Several Clayton Utz partners have also been singled out as leading practitioners in their fields, including national Construction and Major Projects practice head Doug Jones AO RFD who has been named Who's Who Legal's Construction Lawyer of the Year.
Other Clayton Utz partners highlighted as market leaders include Gary Best (Real Estate), Sergio Capelli (Construction and Major Projects), Stuart Clark (Litigation and Dispute Resolution), Colin Dodd (Construction and Major Projects), Karen Evans-Cullen (Corporate / M&A), Arch Fletcher (Construction and Major Projects), Rod Halstead (Corporate / M&A), Julie Levis (Real Estate), Stuart MacGregor (Energy and Resources), Peter McMahon (Real Estate), John Shirbin (Construction and Major Projects), Andrew Smith (Energy and Resources), Andrew Stephenson (Construction and Major Projects - Dispute Resolution), Mary Still (Litigation and Dispute Resolution / Intellectual Property), Graham Taylor (Corporate / Energy and Resources) and Peter Wiese (Energy and Resources).
Who's Who Legal 100 is based on independent research and feedback from lawyers and clients in over 140 jurisdictions. Who's Who Legal is the official research partner of the International Bar Association and the strategic research partner of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.