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Colin Loveday

Colin Loveday

Clayton UtzAustralia
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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

A Global Elite Thought Leader in the field, Colin Loveday is cited as "a brilliant, thoughtful, calming presence" in disputes. "One of the best of the best", he is "on everyone's shortlist around the world", say peers.

Biography

Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.

Over the past two decades, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.

Colin also has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts, and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.

Colin is on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of the Australian Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

Litigation 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Colin Loveday stands out as a Global Elite Thought Leader in this year’s research. He is a highly regarded figure in the litigation space who is well known for his extensive experience in product liability disputes.

Biography

Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.

Over the past two decades, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.

Colin also has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.

Colin is on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of the Australian Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

Product Liability Defence 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Colin Loveday is a product liability guru who is hailed by sources as the "go-to person in Australia" for sophisticated matters.

Biography

Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.

Over the past two decades, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.

Colin also has a special interest in advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts, and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.

Colin is on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of the Australian Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

National Leader

Australia - Life Sciences 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Colin Loveday is “top-notch in this jurisdiction”, adulate peers who note he is “highly experienced in cross-border litigation” and “brings a lot of experience, authority and charm to the table”. 

Biography

Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.

Over the past two decades, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.

Colin also has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts, and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.

Colin is on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of the Australian Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

Australia - Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Colin Loveday is a consummate expert in handling large-scale class action proceedings for clients across a range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, utilities and medical devices. 

Biography

Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.

Over the past two decades, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.

Colin also has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts, and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.

Colin is on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of the Australian Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Colin Loveday's expertise in class actions, sophisticated disputes and technical product matters makes him a go-to figure in the area. 

Biography

Colin Loveday is a senior partner in the Clayton Utz product liability and class actions group. He is an experienced trial lawyer with particular expertise in the defence of class actions and complex commercial disputes. He has worked extensively with defence lawyers in other jurisdictions in the coordinated defence of multinational mass tort claims.

Over the past two decades, Colin has been intimately involved in the development of Australia's product liability laws and in the majority of class actions and mass tort cases in this area. His defence work includes a variety of prescription products and medical devices, infrastructure failures, financial products and other consumer products. Colin is internationally recognised for his work in the field of drug and device litigation. He has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the US and Europe developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.

Colin also has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts, and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.

Colin is on the board of directors of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a member of the Australian Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.

Features by Colin Loveday

Product Liability Defence 2018: Roundtable

Product Liability Defence 2018: Roundtable

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