03 Jul 2012

Clyde & Co latest to crack Aussie market

London-headquartered global law firm Clyde & Co is open offices in Sydney and Perth this autumn, the firm announced yesterday.

Sydney: Clydes is latest bunch of pommies to move in

Sydney: Clydes is latest bunch of pommies to move in

Management board partner James Burns described the move as ‘an extremely exciting development for Clyde & Co’, providing the opportunity to expand into the Australian market, as well as to increase work across South East Asia.

Wealth of opportunity

The Australian practice – which will open formally on 1 October 2012 -- will initially have a contentious focus, alongside insurance and reinsurance.  Australia’s growth in sectors in which Clyde & Co has a strong international reputation -- such as insurance, natural resources, infrastructure and construction --  are cited by the leadership as providing a wealth of opportunity for the firm.
A team from Australian law firm Allens will join the practice at the new offices, as well as joining existing Clyde & Co outposts in Hong Kong and Singapore.  As of October, Clyde & Co will employ more than 1,400 lawyers in 29 offices across six continents.

For a full list of those recruited from Allens, click here.