Clydes puts Iraq plans on hold

Shipping specialist Clyde & Co has been forced to put its overseas strategy on hold since it established its groundbreaking association with Baghdad firm Numan Shakir Numan in June.

Thanks to an exclusive cooperation agreement with what is one of Iraq’s largest law firms, Clydes will be able to second a large number of its lawyers to the region. However, because of the hostilities in the region, the firm’s three lawyers specialising there have had to convene meetings on ‘neutral soil’ in Jordan and Dubai.

The firm, which was also the first to set up an office in Belgrade in the wake of the Yugoslav conflict, will be working for clients involved in the reconstruction of Iraq.