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Clyde & Co provides wide-ranging and detailed advice on corporate matters to clients operating in key sectors in mature and emerging markets across the globe.

Using our intellectual capital to create value for clients worldwide.

Clyde & Co has acknowledged experience across industry and commerce, serving clients in major sectors such as education, healthcare, hospitality, technology, marine, transport, energy, construction, commodities and insurance.

Underpinning this is experience and capability in the provision of advice on the full range of business issues affecting today’s corporate enterprises.

We support clients domestically and internationally through out network of global offices. Our skill-set extends to all aspects of corporate finance, including capital dealings, market listings, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and restructuring. We can guide clients on every aspect of a transaction, supplying cross-border expertise as needed.

Another key focus is corporate governance, which is of growing importance thanks to increased regulation and the demand from shareholders and stakeholders for greater accountability.

We also help our clients with their equity portfolios, managing risk to maximise returns over the lifespan of an investment and achieve their overall business objectives.

Our Corporate work

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  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • RAK Hospitality Holding's AED 880 million acquisition of two hotels in the UAE

    Advising RAK Hospitality Holding in relation to the acquisition by its subsidiary, RAK National Hotels, of two hotels, Rixos Bab Al Bahr Hotel and the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Hotel through a AED 880 million debt facility underwritten by Mashreq Bank

    United Arab Emirates

    Acquisition of 30% shareholdings in power plants equipment manufacturer

    Advising an international investment vehicle on acquisition of approx. 30% of shareholdings in a major Russian manufacturer of power plants equipment

    Russian Federation

    Acquisitions of GCC companies by a KSA private equity firm

    Assisting client on numerous corporate transactions, including the USD 82 million acquisition and financing of a UAE-based construction company

    Saudi Arabia

    Acted for TDIC on four joint ventures relating to the development of luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi

    Acted for TDIC on four joint ventures relating to the development of luxury hotels in the Between The Bridges area of Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates

    Acting for Arabian Company for Water & Power Development (ACWA Holding)

     Acting for major Saudi water & power player in relation to the sale to Welspun of 50% of its piping and coatings divisions in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    Advising a UAE based organisation with operations across the region on its AIM listing

    Advising Lamprell plc, a UAE based organisation with operations across the region, on its USD 750 million AIM listing.

    Saudi Arabia

    Advising a global support service and construction company

    Advising a global support service and construction company on the restructuring of its Qatar based group of companies, including liaison with local tax advisers and Qatari Government agencies to provide a "road map" for restructuring and then project managing the same

    Qatar

    Advising a global telecommunications provider on employment and immigration

    Advising a global telecommunications provider on employment and immigration and then undertaking an initial 6 months project to bring the start-up team and their families into Qatar

    Qatar

    Advising a leading British public school with its establishment in Abu Dhabi and Middle East region

    Advising a leading British public school with its establishment in Abu Dhabi and wider Middle East region including corporate structuring, protection of intellectual property, documenting schools operating standards and various ancillary commercial matters

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising a Northern Region Cement Company in connection with its SAR 900 million IPO

    Advising a Northern Region Cement Company in connection with its SAR 900 million IPO, including the preparation of public offer documents and an extensive due diligence process of business lines and commercial contracts

    Saudi Arabia
  • South African coal and Delta Mining Consolidated

    Advising Delta Mining Consolidated on several rounds of pre IPO/IPO financing around a coal resource in South Africa

    South Africa
  • Onex Partners acquisition of Kodak's health imagine business

    Advising a private equity entity based in Canada on the Middle Eastern aspects of the global acquisition of Kodak’s health imaging business for USD 2.35 billion

    Canada

    Hard commodities pre-IPO private placement

    Advising a Canadian iron-ore company in relation to pre-IPO private placement

    Canada

    Floating African Global Energy

    Supporting New Age (African Global Energy) on a proposed listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange

    Canada

    Ivanplats becomes majority stakeholder at The Kipushi Project

    Advising on the Canadian mining company Ivanplats Limited in its acquisition of a majority stake in a world class zinc deposit in Kipushi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kipushi Project is based on the high-grade, underground zinc-copper mine in the Central African Copperbelt.

    Canada

    USD 130 million carve-out electronics business acquisition

    Acting for leading listed UK electrocomponents distributor on the USD 130 million multi-jurisdictional acquisition of a carve-out business from US multilateral

    United States

    Global telecommunications network assets acquisition

    Advising a global telecommunications carrier and network integrator on its cross border acquisition of a fellow network integrator including significant network assets in North America, Europe and Asia

    United States
  • UK Education institution

    Acting on behalf of an independent school in relation to its expansion project to Australia, to establish and operate branded for-profit schools in Melbourne and Sydney.

    Australia

    Insurance Australia Group non-life insurer acquisition

    Advising Insurance Australia Group in relation to its acquisition of a 30% stake in AAA Assurance Corporation, a Vietnamese non-life insurer

    Australia

    Southeast Asia and Central Asia

    From our offices in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, we serve clients across the whole of Southeast Asia and Central Asia.

    • • Advising independent schools, universities and colleges on the establishment of campuses across the region, including China, Hong Kong and Singapore, securing of investment from local partners, joint venture and licensing and operating structures.
    • • Advising Wellington College Shanghai in a pro bono capacity in respect of occupational and...
    China

    China IP - water filtration patent protection

    Advising leading manufacturer of water filtration equipment on patent infringement by a Chinese national. The Chinese national copied a patented cartridge and filed a utility model patent application for the copy-design. As China does not conduct a prior art search for utility model applications, the China Patent Office (SIPO) issued the utility model patent to the individual despite the lack of novelty and inventiveness. The individual then initiated a patent infringement litigation against...

    China

    China IP advice - roads and maintenance firm

    Advising global market-leading road construction and maintenance machinery provider on patent infringement litigation against a Chinese company and secured a first instance judgment of RMB500,000 in compensation and succeeded in defending the client's patents from the Chinese company's invalidation attempts.

    China

    Pharmaceutical acquisitions in China

    Acting for a major pharmaceutical distribution company in its China M&A transactions and PRC regulatory work

    China

    Chinese investment into the Lloyd's market

    Advising China Re on their investment into the Catlin Lloyd’s Syndicate

    China

    Advising on a Hong Kong investment holding company's acquisitions

    Advising a Hong Kong based investment holding company in connection with various M&A related transactions in its investment in a commercial bank in China, consumer bank in Indonesia and Thailand and upstream oil and gas interests in Indonesia

    Hong Kong

    IndusInd Bank QIP

    Partner John Chrisman acted for Morgan Stanley India, JM Financial, CLSA India, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse Securities, Goldman Sachs (India) and JP Morgan India in the USD675 million qualified institutional placement of IndusInd Bank Limited including a private placement in the United States. (2015)

    India

    Thyrocare Technologies IPO

    Partner John Chrisman acted for JM Financial, Edelweiss Financial Services and ICICI Securities in the USD75 million initial public offering of Thyrocare Technologies including a Rule 144A offering in the United States. (2016)

    India
  • Advising a prominent business operating throughout the Middle East

    Advising a prominent business operating throughout the Middle East. This instruction comprised a substantial due diligence exercise into the various operating companies and advice on the legal and regulatory regime of Qatar, four Emirates in the UAE, KSA and Oman for the implementation of the restructuring

    Qatar

    Advising a global telecommunications provider on employment and immigration

    Advising a global telecommunications provider on employment and immigration and then undertaking an initial 6 months project to bring the start-up team and their families into Qatar

    Qatar

    Advising various financial intermediaries to undertake regulated business in Qatar

    Advising various financial intermediaries including International Financial Services Pte Limited and Guardian Wealth Management Limited on their applications to the Qatar Financial Centre Authority to undertake regulated business in Qatar

    Qatar

    Advising various local families in relation to term facility agreements with local banks

    Advising various local families in relation to term facility agreements with local banks including HSBC and The Commercial bank of Qatar (QSC) acting as lead banks to provide finance for ongoing working capital support and construction projects

    Qatar

    Assisting on a Pan Gulf Cooperation Council due diligence exercise

    Assisting on a Pan Gulf Cooperation Council due diligence exercise in relation to a structured Initial Public Offering on AIM; subsequently advising a company listed on AIM, the Alternative Investment Market operated by the London Stock Exchange PLC, and its nominated adviser, on the reverse takeover of its Qatari business

    Qatar

    Advising a global support service and construction company

    Advising a global support service and construction company on the restructuring of its Qatar based group of companies, including liaison with local tax advisers and Qatari Government agencies to provide a "road map" for restructuring and then project managing the same

    Qatar

    Advising on the establishment of the QFC

    Advising on the establishment of the QFC and regulations for the conduct of activities within the QFC

    Qatar

    Advising major international financial services companies

    Advising major international financial services companies in relation to setting up and doing business in Qatar and in the QFC

    Qatar

    Advising on legal and regulatory reform

    Advising on legal and regulatory reform on the Doha Stock Market

    Qatar

    Advising Libano-Suisse on insurance portfolio transfer

    Advising Libano-Suisse on the first ever insurance portfolio transfer in Qatar

    Qatar
  • USD 1 billion merger and joint disposal of manufacturers to a private equity house

    Acting for French and German manufacturers on the USD 1 billion merger and joint disposal of their business to a leading private equity house

    France

    Technology company's AIM admission and acquisition

    Advising a technology company on its entry to AIM with a market capitalisation of GBP 31 million and its subsequent acquisitions across the world.

    Greece

    USD 200 million logistics business disposal

    Acting for an Italian trading group on the USD 200 million disposal of their worldwide logistics business

    Italy

    Pacorinin SrL sale of metal warehousing business

    Advising Pacorini SrL on the high-profile sale of a metals warehousing business located in eight jurisdictions to Glencore. This deal was subject to complex regulatory requirements across several jurisdictions

    Italy

    Acquisition of 30% shareholdings in power plants equipment manufacturer

    Advising an international investment vehicle on acquisition of approx. 30% of shareholdings in a major Russian manufacturer of power plants equipment

    Russian Federation

    IPO placement of RBC Information Systems

    Advising on the IPO of RBC Information Systems, a Russian media company that is part of the conglomerate RosBusiness Consulting

    Russian Federation

    Chemical company pre-IPO structuring and corporate governance

    Advising a Russia-based chemical company with regard to placing and admission to AIM, including in relation to pre-IPO structuring and continuing advice on corporate governance and structuring

    Russian Federation

    Advising Russian Coal Producer on English Sale Contracts

    Advising a Russian coal producer on the drafting of several of their English law sale contracts and re-drafting their precedent contracts

    Russian Federation

    Jacobs Holding acquisition of Cognita

    Advising a Swiss investment fund Jacobs Holding AG on its acquisition of the Cognita global private schools group from KKR and Bregal. The deal is Jacobs Holding’s biggest UK takeover to date and is one of the largest global education transactions.

    United Kingdom

    UK and European Education institutions

    Advising independent schools, Universities and Colleges on the establishment of international campuses, securing of investment from local partners, joint venture and licensing and operating structures across the world.

    United Kingdom

Our Corporate team

Andrés Adame
Andrés Adame

Partner

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily
Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily

Partner

Eva-Maria Barbosa
Eva-Maria Barbosa

Partner

Ross Barfoot
Ross Barfoot

Partner

Richard Berkahn
Richard Berkahn

Partner

Dr. Andreas Börner
Dr. Andreas Börner

Partner

Nicole Britton
Nicole Britton

Partner

Stephen Browning
Stephen Browning

Partner

Dean Carrigan
Dean Carrigan

Partner

Joyce Chan
Joyce Chan

Partner

Carrie Chen
Carrie Chen

Local Partner

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