Clarissa Amato

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Phone +61 2 9376 0669


Clarissa Amato is an experienced advocate practising in commercial litigation, family law, defamation, intellectual property and media law.

She is listed in Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession as a Leading Junior Counsel in Technology, Media & Telecommunications for 2023. She is ranked in the World Trademark Review as one of Australia's leading trademark Counsel, which describes her as "a commercial, defamation, IP and media litigator with an excellent record."

Clarissa has a busy media and entertainment practice, spanning all areas of the law of reputation including copyright, trademark, defamation, breach of confidence, and consumer law. She has particular expertise in developments in the law of defamation and the emerging law of privacy in Australia and England, after having spent a number of years at a high profile practice in London. With more than 10 years’ experience at the NSW Bar, she is an experienced trial advocate and is particularly skilled in obtaining urgent interlocutory relief.

In addition to her media and entertainment matters, Clarissa also maintains a diverse commercial practice encompassing contract disputes, cross-border insolvency matters and consumer law claims.

Apart from appearance and advisory work, Clarissa also accepts appointments to act as mediator. She is accredited with the Australian Disputes Centre under the National Accreditation Mediation Standards.