Clyde & Co has announced that five new partners will join its team in Sydney as the business looks to bolster its presence.
The partners have joined the business following a deal announced in December
which saw the global firm reveal that the partners would join from Lee & Lyons.
Partners David Lee, Lucinda Lyons, David Amentas, Michelle Dunne and Christopher Smith have officially joined the business alongside 24 fee earners.
Managing partner of Clyde & Co in Australia, John Edmond, said that the move will help strengthen the business across key areas.
"At Clyde & Co our strategy is to be the pre-eminent global law firm in our core sectors and insurance is at our heart,” Edmonds said.
“These appointments will allow us to increase significantly our capability in general liability and further expand our professional liability claims work.
“Our clients have made it clear that this is what they want from us to serve their needs better and we are responding. We will also add to our existing well regarded financial lines and D&O practice.”
Scott Castledine, a commercial litigator who specialises in professional defence, also joined the firms Sydney office it was announced.