Global law firm Clyde & Co has opened an office in Dublin to ensure its Irish law insurance practice can continue to operate seamlessly as the UK leaves the EU.
English and Irish qualified Clyde & Co insurance and reinsurance partner Garrett Moore will be based in the office, supported by his team in London who have been providing Irish law advice to Irish and London Market insurers and reinsurers for a number of years.
Garrett Moore, Partner at Clyde & Co, says: "We have been offering our insurance and commercial clients advice concerning matters relating to Irish law for a number of years and we want to ensure this continues whatever the outcomes of Brexit. The office and a formal Dublin presence will allow us to do that."
The new office is the latest growth for Clyde & Co in Europe outside of the UK, where it has offices in Paris, Madrid, Nantes, Dusseldorf and Hamburg, which opened in February 2019 following the hire of a leading marine team from Ince & Co.
Clyde & Co's Irish insurance team in London includes legal director Maire Ni Aodha, who represents clients in professional indemnity, property, liability, construction bond and bloodstock matters, senior associates Ann-Marie Morgan-Barrett, Michelle D'Arcy and associate Liam Harnett and litigation manager Brendan Myers.
Garrett and his team work with insurers and reinsurers in London, Dublin and worldwide providing ready access to Irish law advice and representation before the Irish courts on coverage, defence, subrogation and procedural issues spanning insurance lines including professional liability, financial lines, D&O, E&O, employers, public and product liability, cyber response and data protection, CAR, latent defects and bloodstock.
The office opened on 1 May.