Wayne Jones is a partner based in Clyde & Co’s Dubai office, focusing on re/insurance across the wider Africa and Middle East regions.
Wayne has been with Clyde & Co since 1997 and worked across three different continents during this time. In 2001, Wayne moved to the Middle East to assist with establishing a specialist re/insurance practice for the Firm across the GCC region. The team now comprises nine partners providing specialist advice across all business lines, for contentious and non-contentious work, covering the entire Middle East region. Wayne became a partner in 2005 and was responsible for establishing the Firm’s Abu Dhabi office between 2004 to 2009. More recently, his focus has shifted to assisting the Firm establish its re/insurance practice across the wider Africa region.
Wayne is a recognised specialist for insurance and reinsurance work, and has a broad regional practice advising local and foreign insurance interests on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, across the GCC and wider Middle East region. In addition to claims, coverage and subrogated recovery work, in recent years Wayne has been increasingly involved in a wide range of regulatory work across the GCC, including in the specialist financial centres (DIFC and QFC), dealing with local regulators and government bodies. He has also led the legal teams in advising several GCC governments on the planning and implementation of healthcare financing arrangements.
His experience in emerging jurisdictions is now being put to use to assist in building the Firm’s re/insurance offering across Africa.
Wayne has been a frequent speaker at regional insurance market events and a regular contributor to industry publications. He is recognised by both Legal 500 and Chambers directories as a stand-out practitioner in the industry.
Wayne is the Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono and Social Impact Steering Group and is actively involved in co-ordinating the Firm’s activities globally as part of its Responsible Business programme.