Australia's most client focused law firm – that's how Clayton Utz want their clients to think of the firm. They do this by focusing on the relationships they build. This means being responsive, listening to clients' needs, understanding their business structures, goals and objectives, and providing practical, commercially driven advice – every time. The firm’s client base includes a number of the top 100 Australian companies as well as over 250 Federal and State Government Departments, Agencies, and organisations. Clayton Utz prides itself on the reputation it has built for legal innovation and excellence, driven by its goal to give clients creative commercial solutions. This has seen the firm appointed to some of the most significant deals and litigation across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, where the firm’s reach spans multiple disciplines, markets and industries.

Orla McCoy


Sydney, Australia

☎ +61 2 9353 4240


Orla is a Partner in the Sydney Restructuring and Insolvency team. She has had conduct of corporate restructuring, insolvency and commercial matters on behalf of financiers, private equity interests, insolvency practitioners, government departments, corporations and individuals. Orla has broad industry-sector experience with particular expertise in retail and financial services/trust workouts. She topped the INSOL Global Insolvency Fellowship course in 2017. Orla's recent high profile matters include Mirabela Nickel, Cockatoo Coal, Lehman Bros, Trio Capital, ABC Learning.

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Nick Poole


Melbourne, Australia

☎ +61 3 9286 6185


Nick heads the firm’s debt and funds trading special situations investing team. With Hong Kong and Australian experience, Nick has just led the Peabody Coal Australia restructure, otherwise acting on a number of high profile non-public transactions for financial sponsors. He specialises in workouts, restructuring and insolvencies, with a specific focus on distressed loan asset restructuring. Nick has extensive experience, both with Clayton Utz and from eight years in Asia working for an international law firm, with a wide range of clients and sectors. He's advised bank groups, debtors and insolvency practitioners in large and complex cross-border insolvencies, workouts, restructures and non-performing loan sales, in sectors such as pharmacies, rail, toll roads, steel, petroleum, manufacturing, retail, distribution, agriculture, communications, utilities, airlines, property holding companies and gaming.

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Cameron Belyea


Perth, Australia

☎ +61 8 9426 8510


In over 25 years Cameron Belyea has built an enviable reputation as a leading lawyer in contested debt and capital restructuring, banking & finance recoveries and litigation, complex insolvencies, commercial litigation (especially takeovers, contested corporate, shareholder/oppression disputes and contested shareholder and director meetings), and tax controversy disputes. Cameron is engaged on most major ongoing restructures and strategic advisory roles in Western Australia, for the borrower/reference entity, financier, noteholder, other credit originator or major stakeholders. These roles, together with previous restructuring or asset realisation roles, cover most minerals, commodities, transmission infrastructure, associated transport & logistics and downstream businesses. He also helps security trustees/bondholders and distressed equity investment funds in protecting debt or equity positions.

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