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Clyde & Co LLP

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Work 020 7876 5000
Fax 020 7876 5111
Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Beijing, Brisbane, Bristol and 46 more


United Kingdom

The firm: Clyde & Co is a leading, sector-focused global law firm with 415 partners, 2,200 legal professionals and 3,800 staff in over 50 offices and associated offices on six continents. The firm specialises in the sectors that move, build and power our connected world and the insurance that underpins it, namely: transport, infrastructure, energy, trade & 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 in-vested 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. The firm 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. The firm also has one of the largest employment practices of any City law firm, and has dedicated employment expertise across its entire international network.

Key facts:

  • One of the top ten largest firms in the City of London and 60 globally
  • Over 3,800 staff in over 50 offices* worldwide
  • Senior Partner: Simon Konsta
  • 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

International offices:  Over 50 offices and associated offices on six continents

  • Americas

    Atlanta, Caracas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, San Francisco,  São Paulo, Toronto, Washington DC

  • Asia Pacific

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

  • Europe

    Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Dusseldorf, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, London, Madrid, Manchester, Nantes, Newcastle, Oxford, Paris

  • Middle East and Africa

    Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Johannesburg, Muscat*, Riyadh

*Associated offices

UK Office details:


4 Carden Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1US

Tel: 01224 624 924   Fax: 01224 626 590


Orega Business Centre, Room 111,  10 Victoria Street, BS1 6BN

Tel: 0117 313 5600


Albany House, 58 Albany Street, EH1 3QR

Tel: 0131 557 1545   Fax: 0131 525 8651


144 West George Street, G2 2HG

Tel: 0141 248 2666   Fax: 0141 248 9590


1 Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 4HW

Tel: 020 7876 5000   Fax: 020 7876 5120


Valiant Building, 14 South Parade, West Yorkshire,  LS1 5QS

Tel: 0113 234 1775   Fax: 0113 318 8718


St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, EC3A 7AR

Tel: 020 7876 5000   Fax: 020 7876 5111


Chancery Place, 50 Brown Street, M2 2JT

Tel: 0161 829 6400   Fax: 0161 829 6401


Central Square South, Orchard Street, NE1 3AZ

Tel: 0191 249 5400


3140 Rowan Place, Oxford Business Park South, OX4 2WB

Tel: 01865 336 600   Fax: 01865 336 611

United States

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage and a resolute focus on its core sectors of insurance, aviation, energy, infrastructure, natural resources, marine and trade. With more than 1,500 lawyers operating from more than 50 offices and associated offices on six continents, the firm advises on?a wide range of contentious and transactional matters.

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international insurance law firms in the US. The firm has more than 250 legal professionals across ten US offices working alongside more than 3,600 people globally. The principal business in the US is insurance.

The firm represents domestic and international insurers and reinsurers nationally and internationally in every type of claim and dispute, ranging from the validity of a loss under a single policy to high-stakes matters involving a complex array of contracts and issues.

The US team includes international arbitration and trial lawyers as well as transactional and regulatory capabilities. The team distinguishes itself by its skill in handling the largest and most complex insurance and reinsurance matters for domestic and international clients. The team also draws on global strength in other core sectors including energy, transport, trade and commodities and infrastructure.

With over a ten-year track record in the US and a growing footprint across the country, Clyde & Co is well placed to help clients succeed in a volatile world in which markets are changing, risk is increasingly complex and international reach matters.

Main areas of practice: Aviation; commercial general liability; construction and engineering; cyber liability; energy; environmental; excess catastrophe; financial institutions and D&O; marine; product liability; professional liability; property; reinsurance; specialty; trade credit and surety; and transactional and regulatory.

  • Managing Partners
  • Leslie Ahari
  • Eileen Bower
  • William Casey
  • Barry Davis
  • Frederick Fein
  • Robert Fisher
  • Ralph Gurgis
  • Michael Knoerzer
  • Jim Koelzer
  • Daren McNally
  • Joseph Walsh
  • Other Offices
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East/Africa
  • Number of Partners: 390+
  • Number of Fee-Earners: 2,000+

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