Called to Bar: 2008

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

Clarissa is recommended in Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession for media, technology, and communications matters. She is ranked in the World Trademark Review as one of Australia's leading trademark Counsel, described 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. Clarissa is an experience trial advocate and is skilled in obtaining urgent interlocutory relief.

Clarissa’s commercial practice is diverse and ranges from contract disputes, cross-border insolvency and consumer law. 

A CV is available upon request.

Core Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Communications/media
  • Corporations and insolvency
  • Consumer law
  • Defamation
  • Equity
  • Intellectual property
  • International


Inquiries to Banco’s clerk can be emailed to Alternatively, please call (02) 8239 0201.


Tel: 9376 0669


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