Australia: Clayton Utz promotes five to the partnership from 1 January 2016
Last Updated: 21 October 2015

Sydney, 16 October 2015: Leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz is proud to announce the following partner appointments, effective 1 January 2016.

Lina Fischer, Major Projects & Construction, Sydney

Lina joined Clayton Utz in 2002 and settled in the Major Projects & Construction team in 2005. She has over 10 years' experience as a specialist front-end construction and infrastructure projects lawyer, acting for both government and private sector clients. Lina has acted on many of Australia's most significant infrastructure projects across a variety of industry sectors. She has strong skills in traditional construction contracts and a deep understanding of the full range of project delivery models. Her appointment will strategically support Clayton Utz' market-leading national PPP and construction practice, as well as the demand for construction contract expertise across the Firm.

Cain Sibley, Public Sector, Canberra

Cain joined the Clayton Utz Public Sector practice from a Commonwealth agency in 2011, where he was general counsel. Cain's expertise is in public law (both advisory and litigation) and his experience working for government supports clients with navigating difficult legal, political and reputational risks. He has acted in some of the most high profile and sensitive judicial review matters in recent times. Cain also advises on information law issues and privacy issues associated with health and service delivery projects. Cain's appointment gives added depth and capacity to the Canberra practice and reflects Clayton Utz' focus on continuing to be the leading private sector provider of legal services to government.

Peter Staciwa, Banking & Financial Services, Sydney

Peter joined the Clayton Utz Project Finance team in 2012. With over 13 years' domestic and international top tier finance and projects experience, Peter's elevation emphasises the Firm's growing ability to advise the private sector, acting for both sponsors and banks in significant infrastructure, energy and resources transactions. Peter will also support the expansion of the Firm's traditional government side infrastructure capabilities, with his focus on the development and implementation of innovative infrastructure financing techniques and structures.

Lucy Terracall, Insurance, Melbourne

Lucy has practised in the Insurance team at Clayton Utz since 2007. With over 10 years' experience in insurance law and significant experience in insurance regulation and compliance, Lucy is uniquely placed to litigate and advise on a broad range of insurance and reinsurance related matters. Lucy's proven relationships with existing clients, her reputation outside Clayton Utz and her existing networks place her in an optimal position to continue to build the national Insurance practice and reinforce the Firm's market leading insurance capability.

Tim Webb, IP & Technology, Sydney

Tim joined Clayton Utz in 2003. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, particularly for clients in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors, and assisting clients with intellectual property law in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Tim practices across the spectrum of intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademarks, patents, advertising, breach of confidence, domain names and anti-counterfeiting. Tim also has significant experience assisting public sector clients on both dispute resolution and intellectual property matters.

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler said the appointments reflected the Firm's client service focus. "Our new partners are talented lawyers, client focussed and collaborative team players. They know what it takes to deliver exceptional client service." said Mr Cutler. "They are among our next generation of leaders and I congratulate them on their appointments."

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