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Clyde & Co builds new practice with lateral hires

Clyde & Co builds new practice with lateral hires

Global firm Clyde & Co has launched an Australian projects and construction practice by nabbing experts in the area from two other global firms.

Beth Cubitt will join Clyde & Co from King & Wood Mallesons, while Glen Warwick (pictured) moves to the firm from the Perth office of Norton Rose Fulbright.

Both new hires will join the firm’s Perth office as partners.

Cubitt specialises in front-end and back-end construction law, covering cross-border transactions, project structures, procurement systems, contract documents, arbitration and cross-border disputes, particularly in the energy & resources sector.

She has spent 12 years with King & Wood Mallesons in Perth and Melbourne and will join Clyde & Co on 1 November.

Warwick worked with Clyde & Co’s Middle East projects and construction group for two years before he returned to Australia in 2011. He joins the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright and brings with him associate Rupert Coldwell.

Warwick has extensive experience with complex contracts across Australia, the Middle East and Asia, as well as considerable dispute resolution experience.

John Morris, Clyde & Co’s global head of projects and construction, said: “We ... are now embarking on the second phase of the firm’s development in the Australian market.”

Clyde & Co entered the Australian market last year after it acquired a team of lawyers from Allens; it now has 60 employees in Australia, with nine partners heading a team of 45 legal staff.

Clyde & Co construction partner David McElveney said: “We have specifically targeted Glen and Beth in Perth on the basis of their quality and expertise, in addition to the esteem with which they are held in the Western Australian market. We aim to be a force in the market from day one.”

Jenny Thornton, the head of Clyde & Co’s Perth office, commented: “Their practices will complement our insurance, disputes, maritime and oil and gas practices, which are our primary focus in the West Australian market.”

Clyde & Co’s global infrastructure team consists of more than 100 infrastructure lawyers working across six continents.

 

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