Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by total area and is one of the wealthiest countries, with the world's 12th largest economy. In 2014 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income. Australia is a major exporter of minerals and raw materials to the world. Other significant sectors in the Australian economy include financial services, infrastructure, information and communication technology, education, agribusiness and biotechnology.
Lex Mundi provides coverage in Australia through its member firm, Clayton Utz. The firm has approximately 180 partners and employs more than 1,400 legal and support staff with six offices in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Darwin). The firm advises a broad range of public and private corporations based in Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America including banks, investment banks and other financial institutions; governments; mining and resources companies; power and utilities; manufacturers; stockbrokers; accounting and other professional firms. Clayton Utz regularly advises overseas corporations on strategies and structures for investing and doing business in Australia and handles foreign acquisitions and sales on behalf of local clients and multinationals.