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'One of the most successful law firms'

The Lawyer, 2012

'...[A]nother example of faultless footwork. The firm has grown enormously over the past few years. In 2010-11 turnover broke through the £200m barrier for the first time, of which £124m was generated by its UK offices. ­Payton has internationalised the firm to an extraordinary degree: it now has 22 offices overseas, including the acquisition of Canadian firm Nicholl Paskell-Mede in March 2011.'

The Lawyer, 2011

'One of the most successful legal practices of the last decade...The hallmark of Clydes has been a willingness to take calculated risks in the pursuit of growth, married with a solid operational grasp and clear strategic plan...A genuinely distinct international player.'

Legal Week, 2011

'Clydes has consistently made bold moves and acquisitions...The numbers speak for themselves: turnover has grown 240% since 2000.'

Legal Business, 2011

'Clyde's - one of the most successful and best-run firms in the top 50.'

Legal Week, 2011

'Clyde & Co - one of the leading management teams in the UK.'

The Lawyer 200, 2011

'[Clydes'] governance structure by all accounts has delivered admirably for the firm, achieving that difficult balance of continuity and renewal that often eludes law firms.'

Legal Week, 2011

'In the five short years since Clyde & Co established its first stateside has already done better than most of its peers....[a client] says that it has already become "a serious contender" for any American insurance work... the firm's relentless US expansion only looks set to continue.'

American Lawyer, September 2011

'The transport, trade and insurance specialist has been one of the UK's most consistent performers for more than a decade...Clyde's overseas trailblazing alone should be enough to warrant a certain degree of recognition.'

American Lawyer, September 2011

'Clyde & Co has been making inroads into the New York market thanks to its expertise in insurer-side dispute resolution matters.  Sources say: "The firm has really put itself on the map in New York."…Clyde & Co recently brought its expertise of representing both national and multijurisdictional insurance carriers to the state of New Jersey, where it is now enjoying a burgeoning reputation. Commentators have taken sharp notice of the group's strengths across a number of areas, ranging from bad faith and general liability claims to class action defense.'

Chambers USA, 2011

'Few firms have enjoyed as much success in recent years as Clyde & Co. The firm has successfully focused its practice areas around [its] chosen sectors – giving it clear differentiation in an increasingly competitive market. It has then successfully rolled its strategy out across an international network that continues to develop. Perhaps most impressively of all, financial performance has not been compromised by this growth.'

Law Firm of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2011

'Particular praise should go to that EC3 thoroughbred Clyde & Co. The firm has managed what few others have done - successful international expansion without pain, and has managed to maintain its culture.'

The Lawyer, 2010

'Clyde & Co cuts a hugely impressive figure. Having grown from its origins as a City insurance specialist, the firm has bloomed into a genuinely distinct practice that boasts considerable global reach. This transformation has been partly due to the firm's willingness to execute the kind of focused sector approach that many tout but most fail to deliver, broadening its practice to cover energy, trade, infrastructure and transport. Management has been sure-footed in recent years and frequently ready to move swiftly to secure opportunities. Financial performance has been outstanding in 2009/10 and on a five-year review.'

Legal Week, 2010

'[Clyde & Co] has struck a unique balance in the [Middle East] region, combining its international footprint and resources with outstanding local experience and depth.'

Chambers Global, 2010

'Clyde & Co's team is admired for "its experience and its high level of professionalism."'

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2009