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SHK to merge with Clyde & Co

Vancouver, 26 May 2021: SHK Law Corporation has announced the agreement of a merger with global law firm Clyde & Co, effective July 1 2021.

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specializing in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, infrastructure, energy, and trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across developed and developing markets.

Clyde & Co first launched in Canada in 2011 through a merger with boutique insurance firm NPM and the opening of offices in Montreal and Toronto, and has grown to become the leading insurance law firm in Canada acting for both domestic and international insurers, especially the London market. The opening of an office in Vancouver, the third biggest market in Canada, extends Clyde & Co’s presence into the west of the country, a significant insurance market, commercial and industrial center.

Craig Wallace, a partner at SHK Law and future Clyde & Co Vancouver Office Managing Partner, comments: “Joining Clyde & Co’s global network is a natural and exciting move for us. Our culture and approach, our sector focus and expertise, and our client bases align well.  We are looking forward to making the most of the global platform Clyde & Co provides, for the benefit of our clients and our lawyers. Everyone at SHK is thrilled to be joining the Clyde & Co team.” 

Matthew Kelsall, Clyde & Co’s Chief Executive Officer, comments: “In SHK Law, we are joining forces with a firm with whom our existing Canadian offices share a common culture, vision and practice focus. The team has a leading reputation in both insurance and construction which will further bolster our leadership positions in these sectors globally and benefit our clients in Canada, North America and beyond.”

Carolena Gordon, Partner and Chair of Clyde & Co’s North American Board, comments: “This merger is the crucial next step in our North American growth strategy following a period of consolidation. Merging with SHK not only gives us an on-the-ground presence enabling us to work closely with insurers in Western Canada, but also further deepens our construction offering in a region which has a thriving infrastructure sector and a wealth of natural resources.”