Clyde & Co enters Italian market

Clyde & Co has announced the hire of partner Leonardo Giani and the opening in a few months’ time of an office in Italy.

This will be Clyde & Co’s seventh office in its Europe region, joining Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Madrid, Munich and Paris.

Giani joins from Simmons & Simmons, where he lead the firm’s litigation and insurance practice in Italy. He has 20 years’ experience handling contentious and non-contentious matters, including assisting financial institutions in high profile and complex cross-border and domestic disputes, either in court or in arbitration.

He focuses on D&O, general liability, professional indemnity, public officials’ liability, environmental claims, product liability and recall, property insurance, cyber insurance and warranty and indemnity insurance.

Carolena Gordon, Clyde & Co’s Senior Partner, said: “Opening in Italy has been a long-term ambition for the firm. Not only will the new office support the growth of our global insurance group and provide clients with the benefit of our services in this important jurisdiction, but it will also provide an excellent platform for further growth in our other core sectors and for the expansion of our European commercial disputes offering.”

Giani added: “Opening a new office within a firm that has such strong connections to the insurance market, with ambitions to grow a market-leading offering in Italy, is an exciting step in my career and a great fit for my own practice. I’m looking forward to working alongside my new colleagues and making connections across Clyde & Co’s global network.”

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