Law firm boosts France, Africa coverage

Clyde & Co has brought in two partners to cover infrastructure in Paris and Francophone Africa.

Clyde & Co, a UK-based law firm with offices around the world, has hired two new partners in Paris to focus on infrastructure, energy and telecoms.

Carole Arribes joins from US law firm Winston & Strawn. She has “significant experience” in energy contracts and transactions, especially in the areas of regulation and project development. She has been particularly active in the technology and communications sectors, advising clients in Europe, Asia and North and West Africa.

Eric Diamantis arrives from UK law firm Watson, Farley & Williams having advised on infrastructure projects in the oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, telecoms and transportation sectors. His geographic remit also covered Europe and North and West Africa as well as the Middle East.

John Morris, Clyde & Co’s head of global projects and construction, said the appointments would “further enhance our capability in Paris and projects in Francophone Africa”.

He added: “The recruitment of projects and construction partners, with this strong geographic expertise, is testament to the firm’s commitment to Africa and our investment in the growth of a broader strategy in the region.”

Clyde & Co, which has 1,500 lawyers in 37 offices and associated offices, focuses on its core sectors of insurance, aviation, energy, infrastructure, marine and trade.

Its global projects and construction group has expanded over the last year with new partners having joined in Perth, San Francisco and Hong Kong, and now numbers more than 150 lawyers in total.