13 Dec 2018
Media Release: Clayton Utz announces new partner promotions effective 1 January 2019
Sydney, 13 December 2018: Clayton Utz is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners, effective 1 January 2019:
Eleanor specialises in Public and Administrative Law, with a key
focus on complex government investigations including corruption
and misconduct investigations, information law (FOI, privacy,
data, public records and information policy), compliance and
government decision-making processes. Eleanor is also
focused on driving innovation and advising public sector clients
on information and data use and practice issues.
Liz is a corporate law specialist who is passionate
about working with her clients to achieve their commercial
outcomes. Liz acts for a wide range of leading Australian and
international organisations on transactional and operational
matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance
and equity capital transactions, projects and Australian
regulatory compliance matters. Liz has a particular focus on the
energy and resources industry.
Samy has significant experience advising on
investments, sales, joint ventures, projects, corporate
governance and supply arrangements across a number of key
industries including energy, resources, transport,
infrastructure, health, insurance, manufacturing and retail. He
is valued for his client-centric focus and solution-oriented
approach, and is recognised by a number of legal publications.
Samy also has an interest in driving best-practice in the legal
industry and was appointed as the first Distinguished Fellow at
the Centre for Legal Innovation at the College of Law.
Alex is a litigator with particular experience
defending high-stakes class actions, product liability claims
and multi-jurisdictional claims where clients rely on her
ability to manage disputes a way that enables them to focus on
their current business priorities. Alex draws on her extensive
experience in dispute resolution to help clients identify and
mitigate risks as early as possible, and provide practical,
commercial solutions to problems. Alex's experience across
several industries includes a focus on health, pharmaceuticals,
medical devices and consumer goods as well as the automotive and
financial services industries.
Jo specialises in Social
Housing, Facilities Management Contracting, Services
Contracting, complex Government Procurement and Work Health and
Safety. With 20 years' experience in the social housing sector,
Jo acts for a wide range of government social housing providers
and asset/facility owners on all aspects of their project
outsourcing requirements. Her clients value her ability to
provide innovative, value-for-money and practical solutions,
particularly with respect to end to end procurement processes
and collaborative contracting models. Jo is also passionate
about work health and safety, advising predominantly government
clients on the harmonised WHS legislation since 2011.
Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler said the appointments were well deserved. "For more than a decade, Eleanor, Liz, Samy, Alex and Jo have worked exceptionally hard to build their reputations as specialists in their respective areas and have contributed significantly to the firm's culture on many levels. We're delighted to welcome them to the partnership and look forward to watching their careers continue to flourish as partners of Clayton Utz."
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