Bond Pearce hires from Clydes

Bond Pearce has hired a Clyde & Co partner, boosting its insurance professional risks team in London.

Simon Gildener
Simon Gildener

Simon Gildener joins Bond Pearce as a partner in its London office from Clydes, where he was a partner in the international professional and financial lines practice group.

Gildener joined Clydes from Howden Insurance Brokers, where he was a board member, in April 2011 (4 April 2011).

Gildener specialises in claims against solicitors, insurance brokers and accountants, but also handles claims against property surveyors, as well as marketing, insolvency and finance professionals.

Before joining Howden in 2008, Gildener, who qualified at the New York Bar in 2003, was at insurance litigation boutique Robin Simon.

Last month it emerged that Bond Pearce and Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens had been in merger talks, but that the two had decided not to go ahead with plans to join forces (14 March 2012).