Clayton Utz promotes infra & project finance lawyers to Partners

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Clayton Utz promotes infra & project finance lawyers to Partners

Clayton Utz, an Australian law firm, has promoted two lawyers to partners. The appointments will be effective on 1 January 2016.

The two lawyers related to infrastructure & project finance that have promoted to partners are the following:

  • Lina Fischer, Major Projects & Construction.
  • Peter Staciwa, Banking & Financial Services.

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.

The firm expects that this 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.

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.

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler stated:

"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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