Clydes’ Asia Pacific domination plans

The first 10 days of September have seen Clyde & Co pushing ahead with its further expansion in Asia Pacific. Last week, Clydes formed an association with Indonesian firm Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo, and today the firm launched its Australian project and construction practice by hiring a partner from each of King & Wood Mallesons and Norton Rose Fulbright.

It’s only a few months since Clydes was celebrating the opening of its second mainland China office in Beijing and formalising its joint venture with Singapore firm Clasis. In addition to lateral hires, the firm has also relocated a number of senior associates from London to its Asia and Australia offices to support its growth in the region.

The impact of the exits of seven legacy Barlow Lyde & Gilbert partners in Hong Kong in early 2012 are clearly well and truly behind the London firm.

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