Clyde & Co hires to build NY insurance unit

Clyde & Co has appointed partner Robert Ansehl to build a corporate ­insurance practice in its New York office.

Ansehl joins the firm from Nixon Peabody, where he specialised in transactional and regulatory matters involving the insurance and reinsurance industries. Clyde’s global corporate ­insurance group head Andrew ­Holderness said: “The ­transactional and ­regulatory issues facing the insurance industry require legal support that is highly specialised and can transcend national borders.”