UK: Clyde & Co Ranked As A Top 20 Firm For International Arbitration
Last Updated: 3 March 2015

Clyde & Co has been ranked as a top 20 firm in the Global Arbitration Review's annual GAR 100 guide to specialist arbitration firms in 2015. The introduction to the report released today states that it was conceived as 'a vehicle to identify at least 100 firms one can consider "approved" in this discipline'.

The report describes Clyde & Co as having disputes – particularly international ones – in its DNA and as possessing 'one of the largest dockets of commercial arbitration of any firm in the GAR 100'.

"A private equity client is quoted by the report as terming Clyde & Co 'streets ahead' of the other counsel appointed to its case by co-claimants and defendants. Another client recommended Ben Knowles, Global Head of Disputes Resolution and International Arbitration, "unreservedly" and described him as "both a very professional, and unusually, a very practical arbitration lawyer who knows his way around the system."

As part of its ongoing investment in its international arbitration practice, Clyde & Co is sponsoring the 18th Annual International Arbitration Day, co-hosted by the IBA and ICSID on 27 February 2015. The team also be attended the 5th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony on 25 February and will be attending the LCIA North American Users' Council Symposium on 28 February, as well as other arbitration events taking place during the week.

Over the past 12 months Clyde & Co has also strengthened its regional teams with a string of arbitration-related lateral hires. International arbitration specialist, Patrick Zheng, joined the Beijing office from Clifford Chance, where he was head of China litigation and arbitration. Other recent arrivals include Eversheds' Middle East chairman, Chris Jobson, joining Clyde & Co in Abu Dhabi; US and Latin American specialist Brian Dunning joining Clyde & Co in New York from US firm Venable, and Prakash Pillai, Rajah& Tann's head of South Asia joining Clyde & Co in Singapore.

The firm continues to manage an ever increasing book of complex, cross border disputes, which use a broad range of rules and arbitration centres from around the world. Clyde & Co remains the biggest user of the LCIA and has an ever increasing number of ICC cases on its books. The firm's focus on global expansion has assisted in the development of a truly international practice, supported by a framework of very active and ambitious partners, senior associates and junior associates.

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