image of Vince AnnettaVince Annetta

Clayton Utz Partner , Melbourne T +61 3 9286 6160

Recipient of a Lawyer of the Year award for 2021.

Vince is a commercial litigation partner practising in the civil and regulatory sphere. He has acted in all manner of complex commercial disputes including trade practices and corporations law litigation, director disputes including breach of duty and white collar crime*, joint venture and shareholder disputes, consumer law disputes, real estate actions and franchise disputes and taxation and takeovers litigation.

Vince is known for his ability to simplify the complicated and resolve disputes without fanfare. He is regularly retained by companies to advise on internal risk minimisation strategies and procedures. He has acted in a number of landmark cases including the High Court case which established the test for legal professional privilege in Australia.**


Master of Laws (1994)
Bachelor of Economics and Laws (1984)

Admitted to practice

Victoria (1986) 

 Vince was awarded Lawyer of the Year 2021 (Melbourne, Criminal Defence) Best Lawyers Australia for his white collar defence work.
* Esso Australia Resources v Commissioner for Taxation (1999) 201 CLR 49.

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