Clayton Utz

Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz

Clayton Utz is Australia’s leading independent law firm. With 150 partners and over 1,300 employees across our six Australian offices, we have built a reputation for innovative thinking and incisive advice. Our strength lies in our ability to work together effectively as a full-service, national team and our ability to bring together teams of lawyers with the right mix of legal and commercial skills to match the needs of our clients. Our relationships with leading firms around the world mean our clients can be confident they have access to the best possible advice, wherever and whenever they need it. 


Overcoming market challenges & pursuing market opportunities 
We continue to remain at the forefront of the most significant R&I matters in Australia, as a result we know how to develop the right strategies to capitalise upon the opportunities which restructuring presents and to minimise the impact of an insolvency.

Tailored solutions  
Our clients trust us to understand their needs and to find the right solutions to achieve their objectives. Our ability to find ways to use restructuring and insolvency tools and skills to generate positive outcomes for our stakeholder clients is our strength. 
Sector experience
Our deep industry knowledge and experience, particularly in the energy and natural resources, financial services and retail sectors, means that we are consistently retained to act on some of the most challenging restructuring and insolvency matters in the Australian market. 

International reach
As an independent firm, we invest in relationships with leading foreign law firms to bring clients the best legal advice in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.


IFLR 1000 2021 - Tier 1: In the guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, our R&I practice has been ranked Tier 1 since 2012. Currently five of our partners are ranked as highly regarded practitioners. Client quotes include “Clayton Utz works to a very high standard. It has strong work ethic, good quality output and is very timely in its responses.”

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2020 - Band 1: Client quotes include, “They are extremely commercial and don’t create work for the sake of creating work. They look after us as clients, even when our demands are great, and they are technically good, highly professional and timely and concise with their advice.” Currently seven of our partners are ranked.

Legal500 Asia Pacific 2020 - Tier 1: Clients say we deliver, “Excellent client service, industry knowledge, strength in depth and value for money,” and that our practitioners are, “very focused and strategic”. 

Scott Sharry                                                  Timothy Sackar
INSOL G36 Contact                                       National Practice Group Leader R&I
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