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Former GC joins Clayton Utz as partner

Susan Taylor, the now-former general counsel and company secretary at Amber Electric, has joined BigLaw firm Clayton Utz as a partner in its Melbourne-based corporate practice.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 24 January 2023 Corporate Counsel
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Ms Taylor (pictured) has also worked as a non-executive director at East Gippsland Water and Royal Flying Doctor Service, was a principal at Hive Legal, and GC and co sec at AusNet Services.

She has worked, Clayton Utz said in a statement, on government-led energy regulatory reform and privatisation projects both in Australia and internationally and has advised, and held positions with, governments, policy units, regulatory bodies, and public and private businesses in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the US.


The appointment, Clayton Utz national corporate practice group leader Rory Moriarty said, is “timely” given the changes taking place in Australia’s energy industry.

“Susan brings an exceptional understanding of energy market reform and regulation. Her background in both private practice and in-house roles, as well as with a major energy regulator and in her own consulting business, means she also appreciates the legal and commercial realities involved with projects,” he outlined.

“As our clients continue to meet the challenges of the energy transition and the evolving regulatory environment, Susan’s experience will be invaluable.”

Ms Taylor added: “This is an unprecedented time for energy markets, and I’m delighted to be able to work with a firm of the calibre of Clayton Utz and its broad array of clients to make the most of the opportunity to participate in this transformation.”

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