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CLYDE & Co has made a trio of partner hires across its transatlantic practices, with Peter Whalen and Edward Kirk joining the firm in the US, while Addleshaw Goddard corporate insurance partner Ivor Edwards has joined in London.
Insurance litigator Whalen joins the firm’s San Francisco office from Duane Morris, where he co-chaired its re-insurance and insurance group. Kirk, who joins from Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold’s New York office, specialises in financial institutions’ insurance coverage.
The Lawyer revealed last year how the firm borrowed £45m in the 2007-08 financial year to fund its US and Middle East expansion (12 January 2009).
In February Clydes raided US firm Connell Foley for two partners, including the former chairman of its insurance coverage group, Daren McNally, to launch an office in New Jersey (The Lawyer, 3 February).