UK: Clyde & Co Strengthens Global Arbitration Group With New Partner Hire
Last Updated: 30 October 2015

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Richard Power as a Partner in its Global Arbitration Group.

Clyde & Co is one of the world's leading dispute resolution law firms and has more than 1,000 legal professionals specialising in litigation and arbitration worldwide. Its Global Arbitration Group comprises of more than 200 lawyers and has a current caseload of over 400 live arbitrations globally.

Richard Power is a leading lawyer in energy industry disputes and has more than 15 years' experience. He joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) where he was Co-Head of International Arbitration and Head of Energy Disputes.

During his time at BLP Richard developed a successful international practice with a focus on complex cross-border matters in the energy sector. He also has expertise in outsourcing, commercial banking and insolvency-related disputes.

Ben Knowles, Co-Chair of the Global Arbitration Group at Clyde & Co, said: "We're delighted to have Richard join the firm. He has a standout reputation in the market and will bring a wealth of experience to our clients, particularly in energy sector disputes. His appointment further underlines Clyde & Co's position as one of the select number of go-to firms for high-value, complex international arbitrations."

Peter Hirst, Co-Chair of the Global Arbitration Group at Clyde & Co, adds: "The fall in the oil price has caused much disruption in the energy sector. Cancellation of contracts, coupled with geopolitical instability and growing regulation further increases the prospect of disputes arising. With Richard on board, supported by the firm's global network, we will be even better equipped to service our clients."

Richard Power said: "Clyde & Co is a leading dispute resolution firm, with a strong energy sector focus and an enviable international platform. I'm delighted to be joining and building my practice further."

In 2014 Clyde & Co's Global Arbitration Group acted in six arbitrations individually valued at in excess of one billion USD and nine that were individually valued at in excess of 250 million USD.

Richard's hire is the latest in a number of appointments to the Global Arbitration Group over the last 18 months. Other partners joining the global practice recently include June Yeum (New York & Asia), Patrick Zheng (Beijing), Christopher Jobson (Abu Dhabi), Brian Dunning (New York) and Prakash Pillai (Singapore).

Clyde & Co is 1st in the UK by number of dispute lawyers (The Lawyer, Litigation Top 50, 2014) and has the 3rd largest global disputes practise (Legal Business, Disputes Yearbook, 2014). The firm is described by the LCIA as its single biggest user 'by a large margin' and is a top 20 Global Arbitration firm (Global Arbitration Review, GAR 100, 2015).

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