Clayton Utz

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Department

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What the team is known for Thorough coverage of all practice area disciplines, with a strong emphasis on risk management with regard to internal governance and policy, transactional due diligence and compliance with relevant regulatory regimes. Frequently assists clients with anti-bribery enforcement investigations and proceedings. Noted for its versatile business sector range, including agribusiness, energy and resources, financial services and logistics, and acts regularly for government departments. Significant cross-border expertise relevant to Australian Federal Police and foreign law enforcement agency investigations, underpinned by a network of associations with leading firms around the world.

Strengths"The strengths of the practice are their ability to rapidly respond to issues as they arise, on short notice, to build teams with deep expertise, and then calmly and carefully to work through the matter," comments one source.

A client praises the team's "timely response to all matters, no matter how small," adding: "They provide excellent advice and take the time to telephone and query whether work could be performed in a more cost-effective manner."

Notable practitioners

Tobin Meagher
"brings clear thinking and exceptional legal skills to every matter" according to one market source. He assists clients with complex disputes and regulatory investigations, as well as compliance with anti-bribery and corruption regulation. A client notes: "He's extremely responsive and proactive, and he's also well connected and well placed to give us information on reforms to anti-bribery legislation."