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26 Jun 2020

Media Release: Clayton Utz recruits Big 4 tax specialist as a partner

Brisbane, 26 June 2020: Front-end tax specialist Brendon Lamers has joined Clayton Utz as a partner in the national Taxation practice, from KPMG Australia.

Brendon has more than 20 years' experience advising local and foreign funds and Australian companies on transactions and international tax issues.  A large part of his practice is advisory work in relation to infrastructure projects, M&A transactions and real estate projects. 

Brendon was the National Leader, Deal Advisory - Tax at KPMG Australia, and has previously been on the client side at Babcock & Brown.  He has been Brisbane-based for the past six years.  He will continue to practise from the Queensland capital.

Clayton Utz partner Andrew Sommer, who leads the national Taxation practice group, said Brendon's practice was a good fit for the firm.  "Our teams are regularly advising our clients on major projects and transactions that require specialist, timely and commercial advice that reflects a very deep knowledge of the relevant industry and how our complex tax regime applies.  Bringing Brendon into the team means we are even better placed to support our clients when they need this type of advice."

He added: "Adding Brendon's front-end expertise to our national team further extends our capability to support clients throughout the full life-cycle of their projects."

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