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Clyde & Co to open in South Africa

Clyde & Co is delighted to announce that it will shortly be opening offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Shale gas expansion faces slow progress in the face of regulatory challenges and unclear guidelines

As the 14th licensing round for shale gas kicks off today, fracking in protected areas such as national parks and "areas of outstanding natural beauty" have been banned, although energy companies have still been given the right to exploit shale gas reserves under private land without consent.

Clyde & Co expands aviation insurance and regulatory practice in Madrid

Clyde & Co has recruited Enrique Navarro as a partner in Madrid, to launch a Spanish aviation practice, expanding the firm's leading global aviation capability and coverage.

Obesity can be a disability says the Advocate General of the CJEU today

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), delivered his opinion today on obesity discrimination. He concluded that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of obesity where it has reached such a degree that it hinders participation in professional life.

Leading dispute resolution partner joins Clyde & Co in Beijing

Patrick Zheng, Elizabeth Kenyon

Clyde & Co expands MENA dispute resolution practice with senior partner hire in Abu Dhabi

Clyde & Co is pleased to announce the arrival of Christopher Jobson into the firm’s Abu Dhabi office. Christopher joins from Eversheds where he was the firm’s Middle East Regional Chairman.

Clyde & Co advises Rungwe Avocado Company on a USD 1.5 million investment by AgDevCo

Insurance Law Reform - after 100 years the changes to come

Nigel Brook, Head of Reinsurance at Clyde & Co outlines the changes The Law Commissions are about to produce in a final bill, bringing into effect their long-awaited proposals for reform of insurance law. They have been working on these reforms for 8 years and are now striving to ensure their bill makes it onto the statute books before the end of March 2015 (and ahead of the next election).

Obesity could be classified as a disability following ECJ case

On 17 July 2014 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will decide whether obese employees should be classified as disabled, and so have the benefit of legal protection from being discriminated against because of their obesity.

Implications of the right to request flexible working, which comes in on 30 June

The introduction of a universal right to request flexible working, (not limited to childcare), which comes in on 30th June, has been well trailed. There are though, a few implications that have not been discussed as much.