Michael Klug AM

Clayton Utz
Consultant Brisbane

Michael's wealth of experience provides real life practical application to a topic that can be difficult to understand based on just theoretical teaching. Michael is very engaging and makes you feel like a valued participant.

– Client quote


Michael Klug AM is a distinguished pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Australia. As one of the original founders of LEADR (Lawyers Engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution) and a former Director of the Australasian Disputes Centre, he played a pivotal role in shaping the ADR landscape in the country

Notable Work
  • Commonwealth of Australia: Michael was member of the Clayton Utz team that advised the Commonwealth of Australia on acquiring the copyright of the Aboriginal Flag.
  • Negotiation Skills Training: Michael has provided customised Negotiation Skills training for various commercial and government clients. As part of his training, clients have developed a corporate capability in negotiation which has assisted them to achieve substantial, measurable results in their business dealings.
  • Volvo Commercial Vehicles of Australia: advised on a variety of commercial and litigious matters including product liability. He also served on its Board and the Board of Mack Trucks Australia Ltd.
  • Government-owned electricity corporation: advised on a wide range of commercial activities including regulatory matters, high-level negotiations, takeover litigation, and other general dispute matters.
  • Queensland State Government: mediated various significant disputes and contract negotiations on behalf of the State Government.
  • Morris/Davies (Patel) Royal Commission: conducted extensive and complex facilitations between Queensland Health and its employed health professionals during the Morris/Davies (Patel) Royal Commission.
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