Samy Mansour

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Samy "has a very good ability to cut through noise. He gets issues quickly and he gives very good commercial advice"

–Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer


Samy specialises in investments, sales, joint ventures, projects, corporate governance and supply arrangements across a number of key industries including energy, infrastructure, resources, transport, health, digital, manufacturing and retail.

Samy is valued for his client-centric focus and solution-oriented approach – he "plays a key role in major cross-border transactions, is praised by clients... is very reliable both in terms of quality and timing… and is always ready to make helpful and practical suggestions not just on purely legal matters" (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific).

He is recognised as a leading lawyer by Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Doyle's Guide, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the Lawyers Weekly, and was the first Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Legal Innovation at the College of Law.

Notable Work
  • AMPCI's Infrastructure Bids: acted for AMPCI on various bids for infrastructure projects in Queensland and Victoria, including its successful bid for stakes in the Victorian desalination plant.
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquisition: conducted due diligence and advised on transaction documentation for AJG's A$1 billion acquisition of Wesfarmers's insurance broking and premium funding businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
  • Infosys Acquisition of Carter Digital: acted for Infosys on its acquisition of the business of Carter Digital, one of Australia's leading experience design agencies.
  • Australia Pacific LNG: prepared subscription documentation for Sinopec's US$1.5 billion subscription for a 15% interest in APLNG and further subscription for shares to hold 25%.
  • Byggfakta Group's Acquisition of BCI Media: advised on Byggfakta's acquisition of BCI Media, a leading business-to-business information provider for the Asia-Pacific and US construction industries.
  • Genuine Parts Company: advised NYSE-listed Genuine Parts Company on increasing its stake in Australian-based Inenco Group to 100%.
  • Macquarie Bank's Acquisition of Active Utilities: acted for Macquarie Bank on its acquisition of an interest in Active Utilities, a fast-growing embedded electricity and utility network operator.
  • Nippon Steel Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Trading Corporation, Shinsho Corporation and JFE Mineral Co., Ltd: advised the consortium on its acquisition of a 12% interest in the Grosvenor coal mine, recognised as the Infrastructure and Projects Deal of the Year.
  • Origin Energy's Strategic Transactions: acted for Origin Energy on various multibillion dollar transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and generation trading rights.
  • Pacific National Acquisitions: advised Pacific National on its proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, on various rail haulage arrangements and the acquisition of Aurizon's intrastate intermodal business.
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