Corrs Chambers Westgarth has bolstered its partnership with the lateral hire of two new Construction and Projects partners from Clayton Utz.

Corrs welcomes Andrew Stephenson and Michael Earwaker to the firm’s Melbourne team.

Corrs’ new partners are among the legal industry’s most respected names in construction and major projects and former leaders of Clayton Utz’s Construction, Major Projects and International Arbitration Groups.

Corrs CEO and Partner John W.H. Denton said the appointments had major significance for the firm and the wider legal industry.

“In a challenging legal market, Corrs has proven its strategic prowess as a leading and innovative Premium Independent Law Firm. Our strong market position ensures we continue to attract the highest calibre of people for our clients.

“Corrs is committed to building world class teams to deliver on major Construction and Projects outcomes. Our new partners are testament to that. They bring between them decades of experience including on some of the Asia-Pacific’s most significant infrastructure, construction, engineering and contract mining projects for both government and the private sector. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Corrs’ fold.”

New partner Andrew Stephenson said he was looking forward to working closely with the wider Corrs partnership.

This announcement marks the appointment of three new partners this week, with Corrs also welcoming new Banking and Finance partner Alex Regan, formerly with King & Wood Mallesons.


Andrew Stephenson – Melbourne

Andrew Stephenson is one of Australia’s leading construction, infrastructure and international arbitration lawyers. Andrew works to strategically allocate contractual project risk and protect the varied interests of high profile clients with projects in diverse jurisdictions including all Australian States and Territories, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, Iran, Kuwait, Singapore, Thailand, Peoples Republic of China, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Ireland and Dubai.

Michael Earwaker – Melbourne

With dual qualifications in engineering and law, Michael Earwaker is uniquely positioned to bridge the legal, commercial and technical needs of clients. A highly experienced construction, infrastructure and major projects partner, Michael acts across the board in drafting and dispute resolution for owners and contractors including in the building, civil and infrastructure sectors.

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