Brendon Lamers re-joins Clayton Utz after 10 years at KPMG

09 July 2020 Consultancy.com.au

Thirteen years after leaving the firm, Brendon Lamers has re-joined Australian law firm Clayton Utz. 

“It’s great to be back at such a strong firm,” said Lamers, who has been appointed a partner in the firm’s national Taxation practice. 

Lamers brings more than two decades of experience advising local and foreign funds and Australian companies on transactions and international tax issues to the firm, ten of which he gained at Clayton Utz – a 180-year-old leading law firm that has offices in Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Lamers himself is based in Brisbane.

Brendon Lamers, Partner, Clayton Utz

Prior to joining Clayton Utz, Lamers was a partner at KPMG, latterly serving as National Leader for the Deal Advisory - Tax offering. He has extensive experience in tax advisory, including infrastructure tax, property tax, transactions, climate change, international and domestic tax structures. 

Lamers also has a track record in mergers and acquisitions – he led a number of high profile initial public offerings, acquisitions and transactions for major multinational organisations and state and federal governments. His clients are mainly in the infrastructure, property and real estate, and government sectors. He started his career at Clayton Utz, after graduating from the University of Auckland.

Before working for the global accounting and consulting firm, Lamers worked for Babcock & Brown, an ASX-listed investment and specialised fund and asset management group.

Commenting on the appointment, Clayton Utz partner Andrew Sommer, who leads the national Taxation practice group, said: “Our teams regularly advise our clients on major projects and transactions that require specialist, timely and commercial advice that reflects a very deep knowledge of the relevant industry and how our complex tax regime applies. Bringing Brendon into the team means we are even better placed to support our clients when they need this type of advice.”


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