Clyde & Co expands Middle East insurance practice with new partner appointment, Olivia Darlington

  • Press Releases 2023年4月17日 2023年4月17日
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Leading global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the hire of financial lines insurance specialist, Olivia Darlington, as a partner in the Middle East. Olivia will join the firm's global insurance practice and will be based in Dubai, UAE.

Clyde & Co expands Middle East insurance practice with new partner appointment, Olivia Darlington

Olivia has broad expertise in contentious insurance matters specialising in Professional Indemnity, FI, D&O and Cyber business lines; she regularly advises on the defence of high-value claims against professional services firms, financial institutions and directors/officers and on complex coverage matters. Olivia also has extensive experience acting as breach response counsel in the event of cyber breaches.  

Olivia joins from Simmons & Simmons, where she was Head of Insurance for the Middle East & Africa and Of Counsel for the firm's Dispute Resolution – Insurance & Construction Group. Her experience spans the UK and Middle East regions after moving to Dubai in 2019.  

Olivia will be the ninth partner in Clyde & Co's Middle East insurance team, which has a rich legacy spanning over 30 years and is the only practice in the region to have specialists across every major class of insurance business. 

Mark Beswetherick, insurance partner at Clyde & Co, says: "We are very excited to welcome Olivia to the team. She is highly regarded for her technical expertise and has strong relationships with insurers and a deep understanding of the regional insurance market's needs. She will be a highly valuable addition to bolster our insurance offering in the region."     

Olivia Darlington adds: “Clyde & Co is the leading insurance firm in the Middle East and I see no better platform from which to grow my practice. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and supporting clients with their insurance matters."   

Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the Middle East and Africa, with over 80 partners and over 490 staff on the ground providing a full-service combination of local and international specialists across key business sectors and practice areas. As the world's pre-eminent insurance law firm, Clyde & Co provides the highest quality advisory and dispute resolution services to insurers and their clients operating in both established and emerging markets. 

Learn more about Clyde & Co in the Middle East