Clyde & Co strengthens global Construction practice with hire of Partner Robin Wood

  • Press Releases 02 April 2024 02 April 2024
  • UK & Europe

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Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Robin Wood as a partner in its Projects & Construction practice in London.

Clyde & Co strengthens global Construction practice with hire of Partner Robin Wood

Robin joins from CMS and is a contentious construction lawyer working predominantly on international infrastructure projects. Robin is a fluent Spanish speaker and has a particular focus on supporting Spanish speaking contractors to anticipate, avoid and resolve disputes. As a solicitor advocate he regularly acts in international arbitration, and has experience of most of the major international arbitral institutions, as well as in litigation in the English courts.

He has worked on projects in the UK, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. His recent experience includes projects in a number of sectors including transport infrastructure, energy, electricity transmission, water, chemical process plants, and marine construction and dredging.  

Robin Wood comments: “Clyde & Co’s reputation in the construction sector really sets the firm apart and its global capability and growing footprint in the European market makes it a great home for me to continue to build my practice. I look forward to joining a firm which can offer clients a truly joined-up service.”

John Morris, Partner and Global Chair of Clyde & Co’s Projects & Construction practice, adds: “Bringing Robin onboard allows us to provide even greater support to our Spanish speaking clients. His experience in building relationships with clients internationally complements our own focus on strengthening our global presence, particularly across Europe, the Middle East, the APAC region and the Americas. We look forward to welcoming Robin to the firm.”

Since the beginning of 2023 Clyde & Co has brought in 27 partners from outside the firm to further strengthen its global disputes, corporate & advisory, and regulatory & investigations practices and has opened offices in Milan, Warsaw and Boston. Robin joins Peter Barnes, Malcom Frost, Charlotte Kelly, Rob Lowe, Anna Nerush and Jahnavi Ramachandran as new hires in our London office.  

Clyde & Co’s global Projects & Construction group focuses on key sectors in infrastructure, social infrastructure, commercial development, energy, and transport. The firm acts for many of the world's major international contractors and other market participants, with a rounded, client-centric perspective and through expertise encompassing the full range of projects & construction services. The group’s transactional team advises on critical and complex infrastructure projects with significant capabilities throughout the project lifecycle, including drafting and negotiating contract documents and providing project delivery support.