Clydes COO Jabbari quits firm year after BLG merger

Clyde & Co chief operating officer David Jabbari has left the firm one year after the merger between Clyde & Co and his former firm Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG).

David Jabbari
David Jabbari

Jabbari was chief executive of Clydes legacy firm BLG. It is understood that he was one of the key instigators for the merger, which went live on 1 November 2011 (8 August 2011).

He said of his decision to leave the firm: “The Clydes-BLG merger has created a world-beating firm. I’m extremely proud of the part I was able to play in creating it. I’m passionate about the new world of legal services reform and external investment in the legal sector. I want to play a leading role in that new world and now is the time to do that.”

Jabbari first joined BLG as chief operating officer in 2009, and was made chief executive in 2011. Before joining BLG Jabbari was at Allen & Overy, where he was global head of knowledge management. Jabbari began his career at Bird & Bird.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Clydes said: “David played a critical role in bringing about the Clydes-BLG merger and we thank him for all he has done for the merged firm, where he has been involved in driving forward a number of our regional strategies. We’re sure he will bring his many skills to bear in his next endeavour and wish him every success.”