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Clyde & Co LLP

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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP (Guildford)

Clyde & Co LLP’s team focuses on all aspects of corporate and commercial work, including M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Andrew Trotter specialises in company sales and purchases, and Nick Purnell handles outsourcings and commercial projects. Legal director Stuart Hutson advises on management buyouts and is noted for his particular experience in franchising. Former legal director Vicki Abberton moved to FromCounsel, a legal resources website, and Simon Vere Nicoll is now based in the London office.

Leading individuals

Andrew Trotter - Clyde & Co LLP

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex - ranked: tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP (Guildford)

David Bennet and Tim Foley lead Clyde & Co LLP’s practice, which has acted for clients such as Virgin Atlantic and Ericsson. Bennet represented Apache North Sea in a wilful misconduct claim against Talisman under a joint operating agreement, while Foley acted for RTS Contracts in a dispute with a former client.

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South East: Insurance

Professional negligence
Professional negligence - ranked: tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP (Oxford)

Clyde & Co LLP fields a ‘first-class’ global professional indemnity team, which handles claims against traditional and emerging professions. Clients include Zurich, Hiscox and Allianz. Tony Nurse-Marsh leads the team, which includes Jim Taylor and Clive Brett.

Leading individuals

Clive Brett - Clyde & Co LLP

Jim Taylor - Clyde & Co LLP

Tony Nurse-Marsh - Clyde & Co LLP

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex
Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex - ranked: tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP (Guildford)

At Clyde & Co LLP, ‘responsive and commercial’ practice head Adam Taylor-Smith led on several transactions for US-based client Ares Property Management, including its £270m acquisition of multiple retail parks from Land Securities. In another highlight, Martin Quicke advised Grainger on its role as development partner for the Ministry of Defence’s Aldershot Urban Expansion scheme. Other clients include Microsoft and Dixons Carphone.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 3

Clyde & Co LLP (Guildford)

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Clyde & Co LLP (Guildford)

Clyde & Co LLP has notable strength in the insurance, retail and security sectors, advising on a range of IT and telecommunications deals both domestically and overseas. Mark Williamson heads the team.

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Intellectual property
Leading individuals

David Wilkinson - Clyde & Co LLP

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South East: Transport

Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Clyde & Co LLP (Guildford)

Simon Culhane and Andrew Nicholas lead the team at Clyde & Co LLP in Guildford, which includes Andrew Rourke, who returned from the firm’s Singapore office, and Jai Sharma, who was recently elected to partnership.

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