UK: Clyde & Co’s Head Of Shipping And International Trade In MENA Relocates To London
Last Updated: 15 January 2016

Clyde & Co partner Irvine Marr has relocated to the firm's London office from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations, where he was the Head of Shipping and International Trade.

The move will enhance the firm's substantial marine, trade and commodities practice in the UK and Irvine will play a key role in connecting UK and Middle East clients and colleagues.

Christopher Jobson will take up the role of Head of Shipping and International Trade for MENA.  Christopher is a highly regarded litigation and arbitration lawyer and has been advising on maritime law since 1988.  His clients include regional and international energy companies, financial institutions, P&I clubs, ship owners and charterers and logistics organisations.

Christopher's primary focus is on dispute resolution and he often handles complex, high profile matters with very significant amounts in dispute.  He is recognised in Chambers & Partners as a leading expert in dispute resolution in both the UAE and Qatar.  His non contentious work includes advising clients on the sale, purchase and finance of ships and the drafting/negotiation of related documentation including mortgages and other security.

Irvine commented "Christopher is a natural choice to lead the MENA Shipping and International Trade practice, he has a historic connection with the firm and the region, and is well known in the maritime industry.  I look forward to continuing to grow the firm's international [trade and commodities] practice in the knowledge that our MENA practice is benefitting from Christopher's extensive experience."

Michael Payton QC (Hon), Chairman of Clyde & Co. commented "Clyde & Co has a truly international client base and thorough understanding of marine and trade clients' global operations. The global spread of our marine expertise mirrors our clients operations.  We see Irvine's relocation as an opportunity to further enhance the firm's [marine, trade & commodities] offering. Irvine will be based in London but still work in tandem with the team in MENA, which will enable the two regions to work closer than ever."

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