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Clyde & Co LLP

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Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co LLP

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Senior Partner: Carolena Gordon
Number of partners: 480
Number of lawyers: 2,400
Number of legal professionals: 3,200
Total staff: 5,000

Firm Overview:
Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, infrastructure, energy, and trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment. Its strategic aim is to be the best and most complete provider of legal services to businesses engaged in these core sectors. Following the merger with BLM Law in July, the firm now boasts 17 offices in the UK.

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 means Clyde & Co advises on all facets of its key sectors. As patterns of global trade have shifted, the firm has actively invested in its international network to meet the evolving needs of its clients, and has always been an early mover into key hubs of international commerce, as demonstrated by its offices and associate offices. Mirroring clients’ growth and evolution, the firm views the world from the clients’ perspec­tive, fully aware of their ambitions and mindful of the commercial realities of their markets.

Principle Areas of Work:
Alongside the firm’s key sectors of Aviation, Energy Marine & Natural Resources, Insurance and Construction, 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 significant global reach, has become a specialist in international arbitration in both developed and emerging markets. The firm has doubled in size twice in the past decade, with over half of its revenue coming from offices outside the UK, and significant growth in the APAC region. Clyde & Co specialises in assisting businesses 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 dedicated employment expertise across its entire international network.

Key Facts: 

  • One of the top ten largest firms in the City of London and top 60 globally
  • Over 5,000 staff in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide
  • Number of partners: 480
  • Number of fee-earners: 2,400 lawyers, 3,200 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

International Offices: Over 60 offices and associated offices on six continents

Asia Pacific:
Auckland*, Beijing, Brisbane, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur*, Melbourne, New Delhi*, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Ulaanbaatar*

UK & Europe:
Aberdeen, Belfast*, Birmingham, Bristol, Derry, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Hamburg, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Newcastle, Paris, Southampton

Americas:
Atlanta, Caracas, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Phoenix, San Francisco, Santiago*, São Paulo, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC

Africa and the Middle East:
Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Johannesburg, Nairobi*, Riyadh

*Associated Offices

Ranked Offices

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UK - Head office
UK
  • Aberdeen
    The Capitol, Orega Suite 101 431 Union Street , Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK, AB11 6DA
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    Belfast
    51 Adelaide Street , Belfast, County Antrim, UK, BT2 8FE
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    Birmingham
    63 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, B2 5LS
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    Bristol
    4th Floor, St Thomas Court, Thomas Lane, Bristol, Bristol, UK, BS1 6JG
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    Bristol
    The Distillery 2 Avon Street , Bristol, Bristol, UK, BS2 0GR
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    Edinburgh
    Albany House, 58 Albany Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK, EH1 3QR
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    Edinburgh
    18 George Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK, EH2 2PF
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    Glasgow
    144 West George Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK, G2 2HG
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    Glasgow
    4th Floor, 1 George Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK, G2 1DY
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    Guildford
    3 London Square, Cross Lanes , Guildford, Surrey, UK, GU1 1UJ
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    Leeds
    2 Wellington Place 5th Floor , Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, LS1 4AP
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    Liverpool
    Castle Chambers, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK, L2 9SU
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    London
    30 Fenchurch Street, London, Greater London, UK, EC3M 3BL
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    London
    St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, Greater London, UK, EC3A 7AR
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    Manchester
    2 New Bailey Square , Manchester, Lancashire, UK, M3 5GS
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    Manchester
    Royal Exchange Building St Ann’s Square , Manchester, Lancashire, UK, M2 7EF
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    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Central Square South, Orchard Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, UK, NE1 3AZ
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    Salford
    Two New Bailey Square, 6 Stanley Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, M3 5GS
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    Southampton
    2 Charlotte Place, Southampton, Hampshire, UK, SO14 0TB
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