Quality and consistency through collaboration

We’re off to a great start to the year, with six practice areas and 11 of our lawyers receiving special mention in the 2023 Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory.

Michelle Taylor, Partner, has been recognised as a leading individual in Transport: Shipping and we were also mentioned as a firm to watch in the Infrastructure Projects and Construction area.

Below is a full listing of our rankings.

Ranked Practice Areas

Firms to watch

  • Infrastructure Projects and Construction

Practice Area Tier Rankings and Recommended Lawyers

Intellectual Property - Tier 3


Insurance - Tier 4


IT and Telecoms - Tier 4


Transport: Shipping - Tier 4

Leading individual:


Banking and Finance - Tier 5


Corporate and M&A - Tier 6


Don’t just rely on the rankings—see what our clients have to say!

‘Alexandra Wedutenko is one of the most experienced and capable IT lawyers in Australia and Sparke Helmore has extensive experience in managing large scale procurements.’

‘Michelle Taylor’s knowledge and experience of maritime and transport law is second to none. She has the ability to cut through the noise and present the true issues in a way that is clear, concise and easy to pass on to our clients. She gives you honest opinions and practical options.’

‘Andrew Johnston is always available to discuss matters, very commercial in his advice and always goes the extra mile to ensure clients’ needs are met.’

The Legal 500, which is updated annually, profiles law firms internationally and recommends leading firms and practitioners across different areas of law within the Asia-Pacific region. The listings are determined by feedback from legal practitioners and independent research on each law firm's deals and matters over the past financial year.

Congratulations to the areas and individuals recognised!

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 850 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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