Sydney, 5 July 2018: Clayton Utz is delighted to announce that Andrew Steele has joined the firm as a partner in its national Real Estate practice group, based in Sydney.
Andrew is one of the country's leading property lawyers, acting for both private and public sector clients across a range of sectors. As part of his top tier practice, Andrew regularly advises fund managers, financial institutions, restructuring and insolvency practitioners, developers, and government departments on complex commercial and mixed-use property transactions. His clients include Goodman, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, AXA IM - Real Assets, and Celestino. Andrew was formerly the co-head partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney.
Clayton Utz's national Real Estate practice group leader, Nikki Robinson, said Andrew was a perfect fit for the team and the firm on every measure - from his focus on client service and professionalism, to his ability to lead and motivate a team. Andrew's expertise will support and enhance the Real Estate team's National Tier 1 ranking and demonstrate the ongoing strength of Clayton Utz in the commercial property sector.
"I've worked across from Andrew numerous times over the past decade and know him to be a strong negotiator, technically excellent, and a consummate professional. However, the thing that makes this move such an important one is that in Andrew we have found someone who values integrity, collegiality and collaboration as much as we do. This not only leads to the best outcomes for our clients, but also for our collective teams - we're all looking forward to working with Andrew and his team".
The firm has already had a hugely positive reaction from a large number of clients to the news that Andrew and his team are joining Clayton Utz.