About

Commercial lawyers who work with you to create value and manage risk, within Australia and internationally.

Cowell Clarke are commercial law specialists.  Our clients look to us to deliver two outcomes:

  1. Creating value
  2. Managing risk

Our firm comprises around 100 people providing legal services, commercial advice and support to clients in all sectors of business and industry, across Australia and internationally. We deliver value face-to-face and online, by meeting with you directly, working with you remotely and providing a range of online services, through Cowell Clarke Connect, that increase visibility and efficiency.

We work with you to understand your purpose, situation and environment before exploring a range of options.  We’ll access the right people across our firm, with the wisdom to bring a deeper understanding.  We’ll introduce you to ideas and opportunities and discuss how to improve your position.

Cowell Clarke is one of the fastest growing law firms in Australia and delivers advice to clients nationally and overseas.

Our story

Brett Cowell and Jon Clarke left a large law firm in 1989 to start Cowell Clarke. They wanted a rapid response, switched on corporate/commercial law firm that offered its clients technical expertise, commercial understanding, complete reliability and the full attention of the partners – the last not hard because they were the only partners. 

It worked.  It still works. 

The size of the firm has changed – we now have a team 100 highly committed and talented people.  Our technology keeps advancing.  But the service we give to our clients today is based on exactly the same principles. 

All our people work together to deliver exceptional commercial law solutions to our clients throughout Australia and internationally.


With membership of ALFA International®, the Global Legal Network, we are well connected to support clients with international business, market intelligence and in-market legal resources virtually anywhere you have business dealings.

Women@CowellClarke is a networking and support forum for professional women.  We host a range of functions for our team, clients and contacts, providing opportunities for mentoring, to share experiences and discuss contemporary issues. Find out more.

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