Clive Luck

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

Clive is experienced, he has an outcome-focused approach to align with our objectives. He’s very strong, he understands the problems very well and listens very well, which means he provides well thought through and thorough advice.

– Chambers, Asia Pacific


Clive leads the Major Projects and Construction team at Clayton Utz in Perth and is Head of the firm's Africa Group. His practice focuses on major engineering, infrastructure, and resource projects in Australia and abroad. Clive has over 20 years' experience advising on all stages of the construction process from contract documentation to risk management strategies and dispute resolution.

Notable Work
  • Citic Pacific Mining: managed Citic Pacific Mining Management's involvement in China's largest investment in Australia's mining industry including contract drafting, negotiations and resolution of disputes in the $8 billion Cape Preston Magnetite Project, addressed disputes of the power station (around $350m), desalination plant (around $7.5m), and slurry pipeline.
  • Singaporean Contractor: acted in an ICC arbitration relating to development of an oil and gas field in India, resulting in successful recovery of substantial monies by the client.
  • International Arbitration: acted in confidential international arbitration proceedings in Johannesburg, South Africa, in regard to mining defect issues at a gold processing facility in Burkina Faso resulting in a substantial award to the client.
  • Australian contractors: represented in a confidential international arbitration in India in regard to $1.2 billion dispute involving extension of time, delay and variation claims over an oil and gas project.
  • Chicago Bridge and Iron (now McDermott) and Kentz (now SNC Lavalin): advising international construction contractors in regard to the AUS$6 billion Mechanical and Electrical Works package on the AUS$80 billion Gorgon LNG Project near Barrow Island in Western Australia.
  • Tianqi Lithium Corporation: advised in regard to the development of the AUS$4 billion Kwinana Lithium Plant, the largest and most complex lithium hydroxide plant built in the World.
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation: advised on the Lafigue Gold Project, Cote d'Ivoire. Estimated project CAPEX USD$470 million.
  • Alinta Energy: advised on various claims and counterclaims associated with delays, design defect and variations arising on its Yandin and Chichester wind-farm projects in Western Australia.
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation: advised, the World's largest sole-gold producer listed on the London Stock Exchange on constructing Sabodala-Massawa the largest undeveloped open-pit project in Africa with a USD$500 million CAPEX.
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