Patrick M.B.Clark (Paddy)


Sydney + 61.2.8272.0312

Paddy Clark advises Australian and international clients on contentious and noncontentious matters, with a particular focus on corporate governance and financial institution regulation and litigation. He has been involved in defending a number of Australian financial institutions and senior executives from regulatory actions and investigations. His experience also encompasses class action defense, joint ventures, and general listed company advice.

Paddy recently advised: directors of financial institutions on regulatory investigations, enforcement, and inquiries; public companies on shareholder approvals; and an international technology company on general corporate governance. He has also assisted a number of clients with AML/CTF (Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act) issues and a range of complex, cross-border commercial transactions.

Paddy is an active contributor to Jones Day's pro bono efforts, particularly in the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking.


  • Pepper Global completes IPO of subsidiary, Pepper Money on ASXJones Day advised Pepper Global on the demerger and initial public offering (IPO) of its subsidiary, Pepper Money Limited, on the ASX.
  • Pepper Global restructures corporate groupJones Day advised Pepper Global, a leading diversified global loan servicer and lender, on a major restructure of its corporate group.
  • GetSwift completes re-domicile to Canada's NEO ExchangeJones Day acted as Australian legal advisor to GetSwift Limited in its "top hat" scheme of arrangement to create a new Canadian holding company and re-domicile from Australia to Canada, resulting in its delisting from ASX and a new listing on the NEO Exchange in Toronto.
  • Former IOOF Chairman successfully defends disqualification proceedings brought by APRAJones Day successfully defended George Venardos, a former director and Chairman of IOOF Holdings Limited ("IOOF"), in disqualification proceedings brought by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ("APRA") against directors and senior management of IOOF in the Australian Federal Court.
  • KPMG Australia acquires Ferrier HodgsonJones Day advised KPMG Australia in its acquisition of Ferrier Hodgson, a leading independent restructuring, turnaround and insolvency firm in Australia.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Bank of Queensland seeks counsel in Banking Royal Commission inquiryJones Day acted for Bank of Queensland Limited and its subsidiaries in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.