CLYDE & CO (AUSTRALIA)
, Australia managing partner
It’s been lateral hires this year that have seen the Clyde & Co Australia partnership jump from 13 to 23. The firm merged with insurance boutique Lee & Lyons in early 2016, growing the partnership by five. Thirty Lee & Lyons staff also made the move. Three partners and several lawyers also joined the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright this year.
“Clyde & Co has been on a strong growth trajectory since launching in Australia in late 2012,” says Australia managing partner John Edmond.
“We have in the past 12 months made eight strategic lateral partner hires to further bolster our capabilities in Australia, while also promoting two partners from within our ranks.”
Edmond says the firm has had 100% retention of the partners appointed in Australia since launching. He says the firm has brought on people who are a good cultural fit, as well as being at the forefront of their respective industries.
“We have seen growth in all of our key practice areas in the past 12 months”
“The firm has a clear strategy to be a leader in its core sectors of global trade and commerce, construction and infrastructure, insurance, energy and transport,” Edmond says.
“By having a clear mandate and support globally we are able to offer our partners and people the opportunity to do top legal work, for top clients, in a positive environment.”
The firm’s expanding presence in the Australian market is increasing its ability to provide cohesive legal advice to clients, Edmond says.
“We have seen growth in all of our key practice areas in the past 12 months, and we expect to see even more as our new partners and teams further settle into Clyde & Co and build profile within the market,” he says.
“Of particular note is the successful growth of our construction practice, our marine and transport practice and our OHSS practice.
“We have had an excellent 12 months in our corporate and regulatory insurance group, a capability which really sets us apart from other firms who have insurance as a core practice.”