Clare Corke

Partner. Brisbane / Melbourne.

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Clare provides clients with a potent combination of international experience and industry insights.

Her depth of knowledge in banking and finance transactions, including property, project and infrastructure projects has established Clare as a highly sought-after legal mind amongst clients and colleagues alike. She is known for her ability to calmly but certainly steer a project through myriad challenges.

Whether advising on complex transactions, maintaining client relationships or mentoring junior members of her team – Clare always brings a high level of focus and dedication to the task at hand.

Clare provides clients with a potent combination of international experience and industry insights.

Her depth of knowledge in banking and finance transactions, including property, project and infrastructure projects has established Clare as a highly sought-after legal mind amongst clients and colleagues alike. She is known for her ability to calmly but certainly steer a project through myriad challenges.

Whether advising on complex transactions, maintaining client relationships or mentoring junior members of her team – Clare always brings a high level of focus and dedication to the task at hand.

“Never leaves any stone unturned and remains sensible and calm under pressure” Chambers & Partners
Clare Corke

Clare's Expertise

  • Nexus Energy Advised Nomura on its acquisition of the senior debt of Nexus Energy, as well as on restructuring of Nexus Energy financing arrangements and ultimate secondary debt trade by Nomura and other financiers to Seven Network Holdings.
  • Mundaring Water Treatment Plant Acting on concession and financing issues for RBS, Acciona Agua and United Utilities in their role as Helena Water the preferred bidder for the Mundaring Water Treatment Plant project in Western Australia.
  • China MinMetals acquisition of assets from OZ Minerals Acting on financing issues for China MinMetals in support of its proposed acquisition of assets from the OZ Minerals Group, one of Australia’s largest zinc and copper producers.

Clare's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth China Focus Group Member
  • Asia Pacific Forum Committee Member
  • Law Institute of Victoria Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Construction/Infrastructure” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer” Euromoney's Expert Guide to Project Finance Lawyers, 2010
  • “One of the most experienced attorneys in the country for public-private partnerships” International Financial Law Review, 2010
  • “Leading Lawyer” International Financial Law Review, 2009
  • “The ‘thoughtful and diligent’ Clare Corke ‘is a problem solver who makes everything accessible and clear...She does not waste time on trivial things - she just gets on with it.’” Chambers & Partners, 2008
  • “Exceptional in her field of expertise” International Financial Law Review, 2008
  • “Commentators commended Clare for her ‘maturity, solid and in-depth knowledge of the law, especially in PPP transactions.’ Her forte lies in project finance, international trade and business matters.” Chambers & Partners, 2007
  • “Regarded as ‘an asset to the firm’ in handling projects work ‘because she never leaves any stone unturned and remains sensible and calm under pressure.’” Chambers & Partners, 2006

Clare's Thinking