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Clyde & Co strengthens London marine team with partner hire

  • Press Releases 24 September 2019 24 September 2019
  • UK & Europe

Global law firm Clyde & Co has appointed Andrew Yarwood as a partner in its London marine cargo group.

Andrew joins from Kennedys where he specialises in marine insurance, advising cargo insurers including Lloyd's syndicates and the company market, in relation to disputes arising out of the carriage of goods by sea. Andrew regularly advises insurers on liability and coverage issues, including drafting policy wordings and acts for cargo insurers in defending claims for salvage and general average as well as pursuing recoveries against shipowners arising out of casualties at sea.

Before qualifying with Waltons & Morse in 2012, he had a career in international sales and as a claims handler on the Spanish and South American desks of the Britannia P&I Club.

Andrew Nicholas, Partner at Clyde & Co, comments: "We are delighted to have Andrew on board as he is truly immersed in the marine insurance market in London while his international experience further strengthens our global offering. He is a good fit for Clyde & Co thanks to his international mindset and ability to collaborate across teams."

Andrew Yarwood comments: "I am thrilled to be joining Clyde & Co. The firm has a strong marine heritage and a world-class reputation worldwide in delivering leading work in an industry that has seen radical changes in recent times. I look forward to contributing to the team's success and playing a part in the firm's growth."

Clyde & Co offers the largest marine practice worldwide, with over 150 lawyers across 46 offices. The marine group provides expertise to clients throughout the entire maritime industry: insurers, trading companies, owners, charterers, P&I clubs, shipbuilders, salvors, financial institutions, port authorities and governments.

In 2016 the marine cargo team in London and Guildford was boosted with the hire of Chris Pratts as Partner (from Walton & Morse, now part of Kennedys) alongside and Cameron Boyd, a junior associate from Roose & Partners. In 2018 the firm promoted Emma Rice to partner in its Manchester office, where the marine team now numbers over 10. Nationally the team has hired a number of associates from other marine firms in recent months.

Andrew Nicholas comments: "We expect further hires in the near future as we continue our strategy of remaining the preeminent firm for marine insurance."

Andrew Yarwood joined the firm on 23 September.