Clydes boosts aviation finance with Freshfields hire

Clyde & Co is strengthening its aviation finance team with the hire of a senior Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer.

Siva Subramaniam, formerly a senior associate at Freshfields, joins Clydes as a partner. The appointment comes six months after Clydes merged with aviation boutique Beaumont & Son.

Subramanium’s hire brings the number of aviation-focused partners to 26. He focuses on aviation finance work, but also has experience in the rail and film finance sectors. He is dual-qualified in the UK and Australia.

Clydes’ senior partner Michael Payton said the appointment demonstrated the firm’s commitment to the aviation sector.