November 1, 2013

Clyde & Co senior partner James Burns

Clyde & Co is delighted to announce that James Burns has today become Senior Partner of Clyde & Co.

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

James said: "This is a great honour for me personally and I am very grateful for the support partners and staff have given me over the past year of transition. Clyde & Co is now a firm with 35 offices around the world and immense strengths in its core industry sectors and in dispute resolution and corporate disciplines. We will continue to drive forward with our existing strategy which has been relentlessly implemented by a talented management group of partners and professional managers."

James joined Clyde & Co in 1989 and has been a partner with the firm since 1998. He became a member of the Global Management Board in 2009 and has been instrumental in the international expansion of the firm in recent years, particularly in North America and Asia Pacific.