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  1. 2015

    Simpson & Marwick merge with Clyde & Co

    6 new offices in the UK, including 3 in Scotland

  2. 2014

    Brisbane office opens

    Clyde & Co opens its fourth Australian office in Brisbane.

  3. 2014

    Clyde & Co South Africa offices launch

    Clyde & Co open offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and are now trading in South Africa.

  4. 2014

    Clyde & Co take 18 'Law firm of the Year' awards across Asia and MENA regions

    Clyde & Co has been awarded 18 ‘Law Firm of the Year’ category wins and 16 Honourable Mentions in an annual survey of over 21,000 in-house counsel and senior company directors across the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, including being named ‘Most Responsive International Firm’, in the UAE for the fifth year running.

  5. 2014

    Clyde & Co to establish fully integrated office in Saudi Arabia

    Clyde & Co has obtained the formal approval from the authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that will enable it to open a fully integrated Clyde & Co office in Riyadh.

  6. 2013

    Clyde & Co is delighted to announce that James Burns has today become Senior Partner of Clyde & Co

    Michael Payton, who served as Clyde & Co's senior partner from 1984 to 2013 and who has overseen the extensive growth of the firm, now assumes the role of Chairman.

  7. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens new office in Atlanta

    Clyde & Co's new Atlanta operation will be led by partners Bob Fisher and James Chin who join the firm from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.

  8. 2013

    Clyde & Co extends China reach to Southwest via Chongqing Joint Law Venture

    Clyde & Co is pleased to announce the establishment of a Joint Law Venture (JLV) with Chongqing law firm Westlink Partnership.

  9. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens in Spain

    Clyde & Co will operate from offices in Cuzco, Madrid’s financial district, and will be led by partners Ignacio Figuerol, Ricardo Garrido, Miguel Relano and Pablo Guillén.

  10. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens in Beijing

    International law firm Clyde & Co has been granted a licence by China's Ministry of Justice to open an office in Beijing.

  11. 2013

    Clyde & Co and LGS announce Indonesian association

    Clyde & Co and Indonesian law firm Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) announced their association to focus on servicing clients across Indonesia. Read the press release here.

  12. 2013

    Melbourne office opens

    Clyde & Co opens new office in Melbourne, Australia.

  13. 2013

    Clyde & Co announce joint Law venture in Singapore

    Clyde & Co announces joint Law venture with Singapore law firm Clasis LLC. Read the press release here.

  14. 2012

    Association with Khan Lex Advocates LLC

    Clyde & Co announced its association with Mongolian law firm Khan Lex Advocates LLC in March of 2012.  Read the press release here.

  15. 2012

    Clyde & Co opens in Australia

    Clyde & Co opens in Australia with offices in Sydney and Perth.

  16. 2012

    Clyde & Co open in Libya

    Clyde & Co has announced the opening an office in Tripoli, the firm’s fifth in the Middle East and North Africa region. Read the press release here.

  17. 2011

    Merger of Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

    On 1 November 2011, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and Clyde & Co merged. Grounded in international trade and insurance, the combined firm has unique strengths.

  18. 2009

    Clyde & Co open new office in Riyadh

    Clyde & Co established associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Abdulaziz A. Al-Bosaily Law Office.

  19. 2007

    Doha office opens

    Clyde & Co open office in Doha, Qatar.

  20. 2004

    Abu Dhabi Office opened

    In 2004 Clyde & Co open an office in Abu Dhabi.

  21. 1989

    Dubai office opened

    Clyde & Co opened office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

  22. 1984

    Michael Payton made Senior Partner of Clyde & Co

    Michael Payton led a process of expansion and diversification. In particular, he brought into the firm its first non-contentious company lawyers, thus broadening the scope of the practice from its previous concentration on marine and insurance litigation.

  23. 1981

    Clyde opens first overseas office

    Clyde & Co's first overseas office was opened in Hong Kong in 1981. Many others followed in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America.

  24. 1933


    Clyde & Co was founded by Richard Arthur Clyde in 1933.