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  1. 2018

    Clyde & Co opens Bristol office

    The office opened with three new partners, two of whom joined the firm's UK Professional and Financial Disputes (PFD) group and one who joined the Global Projects & Construction team. Read the press release here.

  2. 2018

    Clyde & Co opens in Orange County

    Following the hiring of a 90 strong insurance and litigation team from Sedgwick across seven locations, Clyde & Co also opened an office in Orange County. Read the press release here

  3. 2017

    Clyde & Co announces New Zealand associated office

    Clyde & Co and New Zealand firm, Fee Langstone, established an association to work together, refer work to one another, and undertake joint marketing initiatives across the region as part of the arrangement. Fee Langstone is a boutique insurance litigation firm of 5 partners and approximately 30 staff based in Auckland. Read the press release here. 

  4. 2017

    Data Analytics Lab launches

    Clyde & Co launched an in house data analytics lab that builds on its relationship with University College London to help the firm accelerate exploration of product development. Read the press release here

  5. 2017

    Clyde & Co launches smart contracts consultancy

    Clyde & Co launched Clyde Code, an innovative, first-of-its-kind consultancy to advise insurers and clients in other sectors on all aspects of the burgeoning new area of smart contracts, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Read the press release here

  6. 2017

    Clyde & Co launches office in Los Angeles

    Clyde & Co opened its ninth US office, responding to a growing Los Angeles client base. Read the press release here

  7. 2017

    Clyde & Co expands in Latin America with Mexico launch

    Clyde & Co opened its first office in Mexico, via a merger with Mexican law firm Garza Tello & Asociados, with four partners and 23 lawyers, known as the pre-eminent insurance, marine and energy law firm in Mexico. Read the press release here.  

  8. 2017

    Clyde & Co launches IP office in Kuwait

    Clyde & Co completed its network of intellectual property offices across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the addition of an office in Kuwait. The office added to the existing network, which also spans the rest of the GCC countries: Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. Read the press release here. 

  9. 2017

    Clyde & Co launches offices in Chicago and Washington DC

    Clyde & Co opened its seventh and eighth US offices, following the hire of a ten-partner insurance and litigation group from Troutman Sanders. Read the press release here

  10. 2016

    Clyde & Co appoints new Senior Partner

    Simon Konsta was appointed Senior Partner of the firm. He had previously served as a member of the Global Management Board since 2011, becoming Global Head of Insurance in 2013. James Burns became Head of Americas. Read the press release here

  11. 2016

    Clyde & Co Dusseldorf office opens

    Clyde & Co opened its first office in Germany, following the hire of a seven-lawyer team from Noerr in Dusseldorf. Read the press release here

  12. 2016

    Clyde & Co named Law Firm of the Year

    Clyde & Co was named 'Law Firm of the Year' at the annual ‘The Lawyer’ Awards, recognised for its strong performance by a panel of judges, including numerous clients. Read the press release here

  13. 2016

    Clyde & Co marks 10 years in the US with Miami office opening

    Clyde & Co announced the opening of its sixth US office, through the acquisition of the entire team from Miami litigation firm, Thornton Davis Fein. Read the press release here. 

  14. 2015

    Simpson & Marwick merges with Clyde & Co

    Clyde & Co enhanced its UK client service offering through a merger with leading Scottish firm Simpson & Marwick. The merger saw the firm open offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Leeds. Read the press release here

  15. 2014

    Clyde & Co Brisbane office opens

    Clyde & Co opened its fourth Australian office in Brisbane. Read the press release here. 

  16. 2014

    Clyde & Co launches in South Africa

    Clyde & Co opened offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, following the hiring of a group of partners from Webber Wentzel. 

  17. 2014

    Clyde & Co awarded 18 'Law firm of the Year' awards across Asia and MENA regions

    Clyde & Co was awarded 18 ‘Law Firm of the Year’ category wins and 16 Honourable Mentions in an annual survey of over 21,000 in-house counsel and senior company directors across the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, including being named ‘Most Responsive International Firm’ in the UAE for the fifth year running.

  18. 2014

    Clyde & Co opens in Newport Beach

    Clyde & Co opened its fifth office in the US, in Newport Beach, Southern California.

  19. 2014

    Clyde & Co establishes a fully integrated office in Saudi Arabia

    Clyde & Co obtained formal approval from the authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), which enabled it to open a fully integrated Clyde & Co office in Riyadh, having previously operated with an associated office.

  20. 2013

    James Burns appointed Senior Partner of Clyde & Co

    Michael Payton, who served as Clyde & Co's senior partner from 1984 to 2013, and who oversaw the extensive growth of the firm, moved to the role of Chairman.

  21. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens new office in Atlanta

    Clyde & Co opened a new operation in Atlanta, led by partners Bob Fisher and James Chin, who joined the firm from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.

  22. 2013

    Clyde & Co extends China reach to Southwest via Chongqing Joint Law Venture

    Clyde & Co announced the establishment of a Joint Law Venture with Chongqing law firm Westlink Partnership, giving it local practicing rights across Mainland China. 

  23. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens in Madrid

    Clyde & Co opened an office in Madrid, its first in Spain, following the hiring of partners Ignacio Figuerol, Ricardo Garrido, Miguel Relano and Pablo Guillén, who joined from DAC Beachcroft LLP.

  24. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens in Beijing

    International law firm Clyde & Co was granted a licence by China's Ministry of Justice to open an office in Beijing. 

  25. 2013

    Clyde & Co and LGS announce Indonesian association

    Clyde & Co and Indonesian law firm Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) announced their association, with offices in Jakarta, servicing clients across Indonesia. Read the press release here.

  26. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens office in Melbourne

    Clyde & Co opened in Melbourne, its third office in Australia. 

  27. 2013

    Clyde & Co opens in Africa

    Clyde & Co opened its first office in Africa, in Tanzania’s major commercial city Dar es Salaam. 

  28. 2013

    Clyde & Co announce joint law venture in Singapore

    Clyde & Co announces joint Law venture with Singapore law firm Clasis LLC. Read the press release here.

  29. 2012

    Association with Khan Lex Advocates LLC in Mongolia formed

    Clyde & Co announced its association with Mongolian law firm Khan Lex Advocates LLC in March of 2012.  Read the press release here.

  30. 2012

    Clyde & Co opens in Australia

    Clyde & Co opened in Australia with offices in Sydney and Perth, following the hire of a team from Allens.

  31. 2011

    Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert merge

    On 1 November 2011, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and Clyde & Co merged in the biggest UK merger in history at the time.  With the merger came new offices in Oxford and Manchester.

  32. 2011

    Clyde & Co seals tie-up with prominent Canadian insurance firm Nicholl Paskell-Mede

    Nicholl Paskell-Mede’s 40-strong team, including 15 partners, joined Clyde & Co, with offices based in Montréal and Toronto. 

  33. 2010

    Clyde & Co opens in New Jersey

    Clyde & Co opened its third office in the US, in New Jersey. 

  34. 2009

    Clyde & Co opens in Saudi Arabia

    Clyde & Co established an associated office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Abdulaziz A. Al-Bosaily Law Office.

  35. 2009

    Clyde & Co opens in India

    Clyde & Co announced the opening of an associated office in New Delhi. 

  36. 2008

    San Francisco office opens

    Clyde & Co opened its second US office, in San Francisco. 

  37. 2007

    Doha office opens

    Clyde & Co open office in Doha, Qatar.

  38. 2006

    Clyde & Co opens in Mainland China

    Clyde & Co opened its first office in Mainland China, in Shanghai.

  39. 2006

    Clyde & Co opens in the United States

    Clyde & Co opened an office in New York, its first in the US. 

  40. 2004

    Abu Dhabi Office opened

    In 2004 Clyde & Co open an office in Abu Dhabi.

  41. 1997

    Peter Hasson joins as CFO

    Peter Hasson joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. He became Chief Executive Officer in 2006.  

  42. 1992

    Clyde & Co opens in Caracas

    Clyde & Co opened an office in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. 

  43. 1992

    Clyde & Co opens in Paris

    Clyde & Co opened its first office in continental Europe, in the French capital. 

  44. 1991

    Clyde & Co opens in Singapore

    Clyde & Co opened in Singapore, in a joint venture with Clasis LLC, providing regional expertise.

  45. 1990

    Clyde & Co opens in São Paulo

    Clyde & Co opened its first office in Latin America, in Brazil’s financial centre. This move also made Clyde & Co the first UK-based firm to open an office in Latin America. 

  46. 1989

    Dubai office opened

    Clyde & Co opened office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, its first in the Middle East.

  47. 1984

    Michael Payton made Senior Partner of Clyde & Co

    Michael Payton led a process of expansion and diversification. In particular, he brought into the firm its first non-contentious company lawyers, thus broadening the scope of the practice from its previous concentration on marine and insurance litigation.

  48. 1981

    Clyde opens first overseas office

    Clyde & Co's first overseas office was opened in Hong Kong in 1981. Many others followed in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America.

  49. 1969

    Clyde & Co opens Guildford office

    Clyde & Co’s second UK office was opened in Guildford.

  50. 1933


    Clyde & Co was founded by Richard Arthur Clyde in 1933, and the London office opened.