The promoted partners represent each of the firm’s core sectors and each of its regions. There are 14 promotions in Insurance, five in Projects & Construction, three in Energy, Marine & Natural Resources, and one in Aviation.
A majority (16) of the promotions are outside of the UK, further underlining the global nature of Clyde & Co’s offering, with nearly 60 offices and associated offices across six continents. Eight of the promoted partners are based in North America, seven in the UK, five in the Middle East & Africa (MEA), two in continental Europe and one in Asia Pacific (APAC). For the second time in three years, over half (12) of the promotions are women.
Carolena Gordon, Clyde & Co’s Senior Partner, comments: “We are a firm that has always valued growth, for the benefit of our people and our clients. While we are very proud to regularly welcome new partners and colleagues from outside the firm, it is particularly satisfying and important to be able to promote exceptional talent from within. Our diverse 2022 team of new partners have all displayed the legal skills, client focus and technical expertise that we expect from our people, but they have also demonstrated the collegiality, leadership skills, drive, and empathy that we look for in our partners and leaders. They are a credit to the firm and I wish them well in the next stage of their careers.”
Luis García, the promoted partner in Spain is based in Madrid, joined the firm in 2018 as a legal director in the firm´s Global Projects & Construction group, in charge for the international business of the Spanish contractors operating in other jurisdictions through the Clyde & Co international network. In this role, he works with Spanish contractors operating in or looking to enter foreign markets.
Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Luis was with the Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A. (CAF), a Spanish rolling stock manufacturer, where he was part of the in house international legal team. He has particular experience in delivering legal advice on a number of significant mass transport projects. Since 2006, Luis’ work has been particularly focused on Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Luis holds Bachelor of Law, as well as a LL.M and a PhD in Politics, International Relations and Administration Science with a line of research focused on the GCC countries and the Middle East region. Luis is also Associated Professor of International Trade at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) since 2014, as well as regular lecturer in different Master programs at the UCM and the ICEX.