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Professional Practices

Clyde & Co professional practice lawyers have experience and expertise in particular disciplines, allowing the firm to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-the-minute advice, whatever the client’s area of speciality

Providing professionals with appropriate and timely support

Providing professionals with appropriate and timely support

Clyde & Co’s professional practice lawyers have intimate understanding of the commercial, reputation and regulatory pressures faced by their clients. This enables the firm to provide targeted risk management advice to suit each situation.

We have particular strength in the area of dispute resolution and are able to draw upon knowledge and experience in employment issues, tax, real estate, insolvency and outsourcing.

We never lose sight of the need to apply sound commercial thinking to ensure the corporate wellbeing of our clients is served to the best advantage.

We are also adept at handling contractual problems, and we deliver the same attention to detail and commitment to quality for practices, regardless of their size or area of operation.

We work with domestic and international clients in territories across the globe, handling everything from regulatory compliance in a particular jurisdiction to cross-border restructuring and integration following merger and acquisition activity.

Our Professional Practices Work

  • All
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • "Sedation Solutions" - Incorporating an LLP

    Advised a group of several Consultant Sedationists in relation to their grouping under the banner of "Sedation Solutions". This involved the incorporation of the new LLP (and a related limited company), advising the parties in relation to the LLP Agreement, advising the LLP in relation to the acquisition of several medical practices, preparation of personal guarantees of the Members, and all related matters (including preparation of terms and conditions, licence to occupy premises, and...

    United Kingdom

    Advice on the proposal for a pension scheme

    Advising a Dubai-based investment management company on a proposal to establish a pension scheme for its employees.

    United Arab Emirates

    Advised on PI submissions for a leading national accounting firm

    Advised an accountancy firm on their PI submissions regarding the FRC investigation into previous employee. We also investigated the background as to why our client went insolvent

    United Kingdom

    Advising an international accounting firm on the restructure of its workforce

    Advising an international accounting firm on the restructure of its workforce, including introducing reduced hours, sabbaticals, change from full time to part time employment and a reduction in salary and benefits (including drafting communications to employees and contractual documentation effecting the changes)

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising various firms of insurance brokers

    Acting for various firms of insurance brokers in relation to claims concerning breach of binding authority agreements, failure to place insurance, failure to place insurance on the correct terms and failure to give correct advice on insurance requirements

    United Kingdom

    Cross-border restructuring and integration in financial services

    Advising a global financial services organisation across multiple European jurisdictions on the complex cross- border restructuring and integration which followed two major acquisitions, including co-ordination with workers councils, and advice on the interaction between redundancy processes, the implementation of new terms and how to handle dealings with the recognised union.

    United Kingdom

    D&O/PI cover for a leading national accounting firm

    The FSA led an investigation into operations systems and controls (FS regulated advice).  This raised questions regarding the nature and extent of our client's cover. We were therefore required to advise as to the adequacy of this cover. We then assisted with the transition of our client into another accountancy firm.

    United Kingdom

    Dissolving a partnership and damages for negligence

    Advised on a High Court partnership dispute as to whether a partnership had been dissolved and damages for negligence. This claim was brought by our client, a solicitors firm, against one of its partners. It also brought separate defamation proceedings. The departing partner brought an Employment Tribunal claim in response.

    United Kingdom

    Employee-partnership disputes arising from merger

    Advising our client on a number of complex employee/partner related matters arising out of the merger of two accountancy firms, and subsequent restructuring, which included a TUPE transfer of the business.

    United Kingdom

    Establishing a new reinsurance broker as a joint partnership

    We were instructed to establish a new reinsurance broker as a joint partnership. This involved devising a unique structure in the insurance market, loosely based on a structure common amongst private equity houses and hedge funds, but allowing for the necessary regulatory approvals required by any insurance entity.  The structure devised is subject to regulatory approvals, but is to be based on a Holdings LLP with a number of Sub LLPs underneath.  We advised on the corporate structure, the...

    United Kingdom
  • Advice on the proposal for a pension scheme

    Advising a Dubai-based investment management company on a proposal to establish a pension scheme for its employees.

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising an international accounting firm on the restructure of its workforce

    Advising an international accounting firm on the restructure of its workforce, including introducing reduced hours, sabbaticals, change from full time to part time employment and a reduction in salary and benefits (including drafting communications to employees and contractual documentation effecting the changes)

    United Arab Emirates
  • "Sedation Solutions" - Incorporating an LLP

    Advised a group of several Consultant Sedationists in relation to their grouping under the banner of "Sedation Solutions". This involved the incorporation of the new LLP (and a related limited company), advising the parties in relation to the LLP Agreement, advising the LLP in relation to the acquisition of several medical practices, preparation of personal guarantees of the Members, and all related matters (including preparation of terms and conditions, licence to occupy premises, and...

    United Kingdom

    Advised on PI submissions for a leading national accounting firm

    Advised an accountancy firm on their PI submissions regarding the FRC investigation into previous employee. We also investigated the background as to why our client went insolvent

    United Kingdom

    Advising various firms of insurance brokers

    Acting for various firms of insurance brokers in relation to claims concerning breach of binding authority agreements, failure to place insurance, failure to place insurance on the correct terms and failure to give correct advice on insurance requirements

    United Kingdom

    Cross-border restructuring and integration in financial services

    Advising a global financial services organisation across multiple European jurisdictions on the complex cross- border restructuring and integration which followed two major acquisitions, including co-ordination with workers councils, and advice on the interaction between redundancy processes, the implementation of new terms and how to handle dealings with the recognised union.

    United Kingdom

    D&O/PI cover for a leading national accounting firm

    The FSA led an investigation into operations systems and controls (FS regulated advice).  This raised questions regarding the nature and extent of our client's cover. We were therefore required to advise as to the adequacy of this cover. We then assisted with the transition of our client into another accountancy firm.

    United Kingdom

    Dissolving a partnership and damages for negligence

    Advised on a High Court partnership dispute as to whether a partnership had been dissolved and damages for negligence. This claim was brought by our client, a solicitors firm, against one of its partners. It also brought separate defamation proceedings. The departing partner brought an Employment Tribunal claim in response.

    United Kingdom

    Employee-partnership disputes arising from merger

    Advising our client on a number of complex employee/partner related matters arising out of the merger of two accountancy firms, and subsequent restructuring, which included a TUPE transfer of the business.

    United Kingdom

    Establishing a new reinsurance broker as a joint partnership

    We were instructed to establish a new reinsurance broker as a joint partnership. This involved devising a unique structure in the insurance market, loosely based on a structure common amongst private equity houses and hedge funds, but allowing for the necessary regulatory approvals required by any insurance entity.  The structure devised is subject to regulatory approvals, but is to be based on a Holdings LLP with a number of Sub LLPs underneath.  We advised on the corporate structure, the...

    United Kingdom

    Financial Ombudsman Service Advice

    Instructed by a client in relation to a FOS assessment concerning Fund investments and advising on the design and implementation of a potential redress

    United Kingdom

    High Court litigation claim from a team move

    Advising a Lloyd's underwriter in defending High Court litigation claiming substantial damages arising out of a team hire, alleged misuse of confidential information and advising on related disciplinary proceedings

    United Kingdom

Our Professional Practices team

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily
Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily

Partner

Mohammed Aldowish
Mohammed Aldowish

Partner

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Lee Astfalck
Lee Astfalck

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Richard Berkahn
Richard Berkahn

Partner

Scott Bertschi
Scott Bertschi

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Ian Birdsey
Ian Birdsey

Partner

Andrew Blair
Andrew Blair

Partner

Patrick Boardman
Patrick Boardman

Partner

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