Mr Ian Clarke OBE
BA, LLB (NSW)
Director since 2008
Ian Clarke 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. Gadens Lawyers combined with Dentons in 2016. Dentons is the world's largest law firm and the leading firm in the Pacific Rim, with more than 85 offices in the region. Ian graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1977. He was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1978 and in Papua New Guinea in 1980. He was made a partner in 1984. His practice includes work on many major PNG projects. He visits PNG regularly and has lived in the country on 2 occasions for a total of some 8 years.
His area of speciality is corporate finance and major projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Asia Pacific Region. He acts for a wide range of banks, investment houses and financial intermediaries. Ian is a Past President of the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council, a current member of the senior executive of that Council and the Vice-President 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.