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Corporate partner returns to Clayton Utz

Corporate partner returns to Clayton Utz

David Stammers has left Ashurst to return to the Clayton Utz partnership.

Mr Stammers (pictured) is a private equity specialist with more than 15 years’ experience in the area. He returns to the firm’s Sydney-based corporate national practice group after two years of working at rival firm Ashurst.

In 2004 Mr Stammers joined Clayton Utz where he was a partner for more than a decade.

“I'm pleased to be returning to Clayton Utz and to the private equity team. It was the right time and opportunity for me given the strategic focus of my practice and the firm more broadly,” Mr Stammers said.

Mr Stammers led the Clayton Utz team advising NYSE-listed Arthur J Gallagher & Co on its 2014 acquisition of Wesfarmers' insurance broking and premium funding operations, a deal valued at more than $1 billion. 

Among the major private equity funds that Mr Stammers has acted for are Ironbridge Capital Limited, Archer Capital and Pacific Equity Partners.

He also led the team that acted on the float of Eclipx Group Limited, a former Ironbridge Capital portfolio company, in 2015.

Mr Stammers has previously worked at MinterEllison, where he was also a partner.

Last month Clayton Utz lost partner Mark Williamson to Piper Alderman and lawyer Melissa DeMarco to Creevey Russell Lawyers.

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