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The merger of Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert

  • Press Releases 13 octobre 2011 13 octobre 2011

On 1 November 2011 Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert will merge. The combined firm will be known as Clyde & Co and will have 270 partners, 1,300 lawyers and fee earners and 2,350 total staff operating from 27 offices worldwide.

Both firms share a common, pioneering heritage and a resolute focus on international trade and the insurers that underwrite commerce and individual endeavour worldwide. We are fully committed to delivering our combined expertise to further the interests of our clients and to provide an unrivalled service wherever and whenever we are needed.

The merged firm of Clyde & Co and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert will be unique in focus, scale and reach, with:

  • One of the top two dispute resolution practices of any leading UK law firm, with strength throughout the network
  • The most in-depth focus and expertise in our core sectors of aviation, energy, infrastructure, insurance, professional practices, trade and shipping, across all contentious and transactional disciplines
  • An insurance and reinsurance practice with unmatched expertise in every class, throughout the value range and across the world’s markets
  • One of the largest employment and pensions practice of any law firm, together with enhanced capabilities in corporate, global compliance and real estate
  • A significant business in Asia, with particular strengths in dispute resolution and insurance in Hong Kong and mainland China
  • A long established and market leading practice in the Middle East and a rapidly expanding presence across the US, Canada and South America

Our strategy is to be the best and most complete provider of legal services to businesses engaged in our core sectors of:

  • Insurance
  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Trade
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

We combine our sector specialism with legal excellence to provide the most commercially valuable solution to our clients' legal needs in the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Finance

We are located in key trading locations and commercial centres. Both firms will work together to continue expanding our geographic coverage and to broaden and deepen our capabilities to meet the needs of our clients. We operate in:

  • Europe: Belgrade*, Guildford, London, Manchester, Moscow, Nantes, Oxford, Paris, Piraeus, St Petersburg*
  • Americas: Caracas, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Toronto
  • Middle East/Africa: Abu Dhabi, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Riyadh*
  • Asia: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai*, New Delhi*

* associated offices