Market insight and practical advice in Sydney and across Australia

Our Clyde & Co team in Australia works on contentious and non-contentious commercial matters from our offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. We advise on some of the most critical and high-profile matters in Australia, often involving complex and sensitive reputational issues for our clients.

Our core sectors in Australia include aviation, shipping, energy & natural resources, infrastructure, trade & commodities, and insurance & reinsurance.






Legal professionals


Total staff

We provide legal support for domestic and international insurers, including defending against claims and handling complex coverage issues. Our Australian qualified lawyers act for corporations and individuals in relation to corporate and regulatory matters, as well as advising on significant infrastructure projects.

On the disputes side, our Australia team advises on construction disputes, high profile class actions, public inquiries, major ISR losses, and on workplace, health and safety investigations. 

With immense commercial opportunities across a number of sectors, and a growing and highly-regulated insurance market, Australia acts as a hub for a significant number of companies active across Asia Pacific and the developing economies of South East Asia.

Our client-focused, commercial and technically outstanding team in Australia advises local and international clients throughout the region and around the globe. We work closely with our extensive network of international offices to deliver optimum results for our clients.

What clients say

The quality and thoroughness’ of Clyde & Co LLP’s team ‘is second to none’ and ‘advice always acknowledges the friction between strict legal argument and commercial motivations'.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2018 – Australia – insurance

'Truly understands and responds to clients' needs; its construction team is valued for its 'commercial acumen' and for providing 'value for money'.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2018 – Australia – Construction

One of the strengths of this firm is the deep knowledge and expertise in insurance and reinsurance, with a good network of commercial and practical lawyers within Australia and also in key locations across the world including London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 – Australia – Insurance: insurer

A client notes that the team "can give you quick advice and make decisions quickly that are also right and commercial".

Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 - Australia - Construction

Clyde & Co’s team is ‘diligent and tenacious’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 – Australia: Construction

Clyde & Co’s team is ‘diligent and tenacious’

Legal 500 Australia 2017 – Construction

They are technically very good lawyers but also really commercially focused.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Insurance

We have been very impressed. The depth of technical skill, commercial acumen and strategic planning has been exceptional and the firm really understands how to advise in-house legal teams, and this is highly unusual in our experience.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 – Australia – Insurance: insurer

Noted for its ‘excellent subject knowledge’.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2018 – Australia – Labour and employment

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