Mr Ian Clarke OBE


Director since 2008


Ian is Special Counsel and Consultant to Dentons Global Law Firm. Formerly Global Vice Chair and member of Dentons Global Board and partner-in-charge of the firm's Papua New Guinea Practice and a partner for more than 30 years, advising in the firm’s Corporate Advisory and Finance practices. He is admitted as a solicitor in Australia and in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Ian’s area of specialty is corporate finance and major projects with an emphasis on the energy and resources, infrastructure, transport and financial services sectors and with particular expertise in government relations.

Ian’s lived and worked in PNG for a number of years and is currently recognised as one of PNG’s (Band 1) business lawyers by Chambers Asia Pacific. Ian is a Past President of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council and an executive member of the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council. Ian was honoured with the Order of the British Empire in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the legal profession and the business community in PNG.

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