UK: Leading Insurance And Reinsurance Lawyer Returns To UK
Last Updated: 9 September 2002

Ben Macfarlane, a partner with international law firm, Clyde & Co, is returning to London on September 2 2002, from the Singapore office, where he has been based for the last three years. Specialising in insurance and reinsurance and in particular, credit and political risk, Ben is a fluent French speaker with considerable experience of the French Insurance market. Working out of the firm's London insurance and reinsurance group, Ben will liaise closely with the Clyde & Co's newly augmented French operation, HPMBC Clyde & Co, where he will focus on assisting in the development of the Anglo-French practice.

Ben's significant cases include applying for the winding up of pulp and paper conglomerate APP, restructuring debt at the AFP/GAR associated companies of APP within the Indonesian Sinar Mas group, assisting US lawyers in an action to enforce an award of over US $261 million against the Indonesian state oil company, Pertamina, and advising on disputes arising from the laying of a major gas pipeline into Singapore, the West Natuna Gas Transportation System.

Commenting on his move to the London office, he says;

"This is an exciting time to be working in the London and Continental European market. Clyde & Co's thriving operation in France, following the merger with HPMBC, has opened up considerable opportunities for the firm and I am very much looking forward to playing an active part in capitalising upon them."

  1. Clyde & Co is a leading international law firm with particular strengths in trade, shipping, insurance and reinsurance, transport, energy, corporate and commercial law, finance, technology, international arbitration and dispute resolution. The firm has over 400 lawyers and 450 support staff based throughout the world. It has offices in London, Guildford, Cardiff, Paris, Nantes, Piraeus, St Petersburg, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Caracas, and an associate office in Belgrade.
  2. For further information please contact Ben Macfarlane, partner, or Corinna Christophorou, Marketing Consultant, at Clyde & Co. Tel: 020 7623 1244; email: corinna. christophorou@clyde.co.uk

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