Stirling has been a Partner at Clyde & Co since 1983 and is the Head of the Latin American team. He previously ran Clyde & Co's offices in Latin America for a number of years.

He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and travels very frequently to a number of different countries in Latin America.

He works extensively in the areas of oil and gas, energy, shipping and offshore, and insurance. He particularly provided consultative advice on international contracts and also has considerable experience in the area of dispute resolution.

Stirling has very extensive knowledge generally of Brazil and Latin America and often works closely with Brazilian and other Latin lawyers on a range of subjects.