Clayton Utz recently announced the promotion of five special counsel to the partnership: Amber Agustin, Andrew Fry and Alison Kennedy in Melbourne, and Jessica Morath and Elizabeth Richmond in Sydney.
The promotions will take effect on 1 January.
Ms Agustin is a tax disputes specialist who has experience acting for major multinationals, ASX-listed companies and privately held groups on matters across the tax system, according to a statement from Clayton Utz.
The firm said Mr Fry works in projects and construction and is passionate about delivering innovative solutions on complex infrastructure projects.
Ms Kennedy is a real estate lawyer whose expertise covers project development and structuring, including property joint ventures and development agreements, through to property acquisitions and disposals, leasing and general property advisory work.
Ms Morath has been one of the co-ordinators of the firm’s pro bono practice since 2009. She is passionate about access to justice and specialises in assisting disadvantaged clients with victims’ compensation, employment, discrimination and dispute resolution, Clayton Utz said. Ms Morath is the firm’s second pro bono partner.
Ms Richmond focuses on competition and consumer law, including enforcement and competition litigation and investigations, merger clearances and ongoing strategic and operational advisory work. She also has an interest in multi-jurisdictional investigations.
Clayton Utz chief executive partner Rob Cutler congratulated the new partners.
“They are exceptional lawyers who are highly respected by our clients and who continue to make an outstanding contribution to Clayton Utz,” he said.
Pictured top to bottom: Amber Agustin, Andrew Fry, Alison Kennedy, Jessica Morath and Elizabeth Richmond