Global law firm Clyde & Co was named 'Firm of the Year' in the insurance and aviation categories at the Who's Who Legal Awards 2020. Partner Nigel Brook was named 'Insurance Lawyer of the Year', and Partners Andrew Harakas and Rob Lawson QC were named 'Lawyer of the Year' in the 'Aviation Contentious' and 'Aviation Regulatory' categories, respectively.
Since 1996, Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based on comprehensive, independent research. This year's award ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the results were announced on 12 November.
Clyde & Co is the world's pre-eminent insurance law firm, offering an unmatched depth of coverage and defence capabilities across every line of insurance and reinsurance business, from the smallest claim to the most complex loss. Its leading dispute resolution practice covers litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution in relation to contentious claims and acts for insurers in contentious regulatory proceedings. It provides a complete range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and advisory services including advising on policy wording issues, product development, funding options and recoveries. Earlier this year, Clyde & Co was named 'Insurance Law Firm of the Year' at the Legal 500 UK Awards, and the firm was recently commended for its insurance work in The Times' Best Law Firms 2021 guide.
The firm's aviation practice has extensive experience of a wide range of aviation, space, insurance and reinsurance issues, and has resolved aviation disputes worldwide. It comprises over 100 lawyers operating in 20 cities across six continents, and has been named by Who's Who Legal as the world's top aviation law firm every year since 2005. The firm acted on Turkish Airlines’ 5xA321neo Balthazar-guaranteed commercial financing, which was selected as Airfinance Journal's 'Legal Transaction of the Year'.
The firm received 45 firm rankings and 104 individual rankings for insurance in the latest Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners guides. 20 of the firm rankings were in Band 1. The firm also received 14 firm rankings for aviation, six of which were in Band 1, and 30 individual rankings.
See the full list of winners at the Who's Who Legal Awards here.