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Clyde & Co LLP

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Senior Partner: Simon Konsta
Number of partners: 415  
Number of lawyers: 1,800
Number of professionals: 2,200
Total Staff: 3,800

Over 50 offices and associated offices on six continents
Asia Pacific
Auckland*, Beijing, Brisbane, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur*, Melbourne, New Delhi*, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Ulaanbaatar*
Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Dusseldorf, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, London, Madrid, Manchester, Nantes, Newcastle, Oxford, Paris
Atlanta, Caracas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, São Paulo, Toronto, Washington DC
Africa and the Middle East
Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Johannesburg, Muscat*, Riyadh
*Associated Offices

Maria Cetta, David Willcox
Aviation Finance: Mark Bisset
Clinical Negligence & Healthcare: Claire Petts
Commercial: Nick Purnell, Mark Williamson
Commercial Litigation: Chris Burdett, Neil Jamieson
Commodities: Marko Kraljevic, Michael Swangard, John Whittaker
Competition: John Milligan
Construction & Infrastructure: Liz Jenkins, John Morris
Corporate Finance: Gary Thorpe, Mike Wachtel
Corporate Insurance: Stephen Browning, Ivor Edwards, Andrew Holderness
Employment, Pensions & Immigrations: Jonathan Chaimovic, Rob Hill, Mark Howard
Energy & Natural Resources: David Bennet, Mike Wachtel
Finance: Chris Lenton, Andrew Foster
Fraud: James Dadge
Health, Safety & Environment: David Leckie, Chris Morrison
Insolvency & Reorganisation: Andrew Foster
Insurance: Simon Konsta, James Cooper
International Arbitration: Ben Knowles, John Whittaker, Maurice Kenton
Mediation: Jane Andrewartha
Personal Injury: James Dadge
Police & Emergency Services: Hugh Mullins, Siobhan Mullins
Product Liability: Neil Beresford, Ian Plumley
Professional Negligence: Sarah Clover, Richard Harrison, Simon Konsta
Public International Law: John Whittaker
Rail: Victor Rae-Reeves
Real Estate & Planning: Ian Ginbey, Robert Pilcher, Graeme Taylor
Regulatory: Andrew Holderness
Reinsurance: David Abbott, Nigel Brook
Retail: David Wyatt
Shipping Finance: Paul Turner
Shipping: Simon Culhane, Andrew Preston

THE FIRM Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 415 partners, 2200 legal professionals and 3800 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide. The firm specialises in the sectors that move, build and power the connected world and the insurance that underpins it, namely: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade and commodities and insurance. With a strong focus on developed and emerging markets, the firm has achieved compound average annual revenue growth of 15% over the last ten years, making it one of the fastest growing law firms in the world with ambitious plans for further growth.

SECTORS The firm hires the best people in its chosen core sectors – genuine specialists. This combination of sector expertise and legal excellence allows the firm to provide the most innovative and commercial solutions to clients. The firm’s long history of working with the world’s insurance markets has led Clyde & Co into advising on the many facets of its core sectors. These include trade and commodities, insurance, transport, infrastructure and energy. Its strategic aim is to be the best and most complete provider of legal services to businesses engaged in these core sectors. As patterns of global trade have shifted, the firm has actively invested in its international network to meet the evolving needs of clients and has always been an early mover into key hubs of international commerce, as demonstrated by its offices and associate offices. Mirroring clients across the spread of their operations, the firm views the world from the clients’ perspective, fully aware of their ambitions and mindful of the commercial realities of their markets. Types of work undertaken: Clyde & Co’s reputation in disputes, and particularly international cross border disputes, is outstanding. 

INTERNATIONAL WORK The firm has the largest dispute resolution practice of any UK law firm and with its international spread it has become a specialist in international arbitration in both developed forum and emerging market centres. The firm has a significant US and Canadian trial capability; a specialisation in financial institutions, shareholder and other commercial disputes; as well as deep experience of bilateral treaty disputes. Clyde & Co specialises in assisting businesses when they enter, operate and grow in emerging markets, helping them access funding and transact in the world’s capital markets. The firm has one of the largest dedicated global corporate practices based in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The commercial team has a particular focus on IP, franchising, technology and outsourcing. Clyde & Co also has one of the largest employment practices of any City law firm, and has dedicated employment expertise across its entire international network.

■ One of the top ten largest firms in the City of London and 60 globally
■ Over 3,800 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices worldwide
■ Number of partners 415
■ Number of fee-earners 1,800 lawyers, 2,200 legal professionals
■ Market Leader in MENA and other Emerging Markets
■ Doubled in size twice over the last ten years
■ The largest dispute resolution practice of any UK law firm
■ Unrivalled in-depth sector focus and expertise across both contentious and transactional disciplines in its core and related sectors
■ The highest concentration of leading practitioners of any insurance law firm
■ One of the largest employment and pensions practices of any City law firm


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