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Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the hire of Rob Lowe as a corporate partner in its global Corporate & Advisory practice based in London. The move continues a period of expansion for the practice on a global scale creating an international network of cross-border Corporate legal expertise.
Rob has extensive experience in corporate restructuring and insolvency, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, financial regulatory, compliance and corporate aspects of commercial disputes. He has worked across several key sectors including energy and natural resources, commodities, insurance and re-insurance and more generally in retail, media and entertainment, technology, real estate, aerospace and defence and professional services.
Rob joins Clyde & Co from Reed Smith where he was Counsel and had worked since 2016. Prior to that Rob worked in-house as General Counsel to a dual-listed (Toronto and London Stock Exchanges) oil and gas exploration and production company.
Simon Gamblin, Partner, Clyde & Co says: “Rob is an integral part of our plans to grow our global Corporate & Advisory offering, joining at a time when we are seeing a marked upturn in M&A activity both internationally and domestically. Rob brings strong and diverse experience. He is a talented corporate lawyer who has built his career at global law firms and has developed valuable expertise in understanding the client perspective having worked in-house.”
Rob adds: “My sector and practice experience dovetails with Clyde & Co’s Corporate & Advisory practice group approach, so this move makes absolute sense for me and I look forward to working with the growing global team.”
In his early career, Rob focussed on corporate finance, M&A, private equity, and advising FTSE companies and investment banks. Later he gained experience in complex, high-value, cross-border restructuring matters, implementing global legal projects, and the Turkish market.
Rob’s experience is particularly focused in the sectors of energy and natural resources, commodities, insurance and re-insurance and more generally in retail, media and entertainment, technology, real estate, aerospace and defence and professional services.
This latest partner hire follows a period of global expansion for Clyde & Co’s Corporate & Advisory practice. In the Middle East & Africa, Mohamed Barakat became Managing Partner of Clyde & Co’s new associated office in Egypt launched in February 2023, senior corporate and commercial lawyer Anas Alswailem joined as a partner in Saudi Arabia in January 2023, and Gasant Orrie joined in South Africa in July 2022. In Latin America, Clyde & Co opened its first Chile office in August 2022 with a corporate and transactional specialist team.
Clyde & Co’s global Corporate & Advisory practice supports a wide range of clients across corporate transactions, commercial, employment, finance and IP and technology matters in both mature and emerging markets. The firm’s experience spans major sectors such as education, healthcare, hospitality, technology, marine, transport, energy, construction, commodities and insurance.