Clyde & Co has boosted its Asia Pacific marine practice with the appointment of Gerald Yee to strengthen the firm’s rapidly growing Singapore and wider Asia Pacific marine offering. Yee joined from Colin Ng & Partners where he led the admiralty and shipping group. He will be concurrently a director with Clasis LLC, the Singapore firm component of Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore joint law venture. As a Director of Clasis LLC, he will represent clients in Singapore courts. Yee’s practice comprises a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the marine industry, both in Singapore and across South East Asia.

Dentons has expanded its presence in Africa with the arrival of partners Patrick Larrivé and Christophe Simonnet who join its Casablanca office, bringing additional depth to the firm’s existing and longstanding presence in Africa. The firm’s Casablanca office is headed by Larrivé who joins as managing partner and works with Simonnet and a team of five associates. The Casablanca office is integrated within and supported by the firm’s offices across the globe, including the offices in Egypt and South Africa. The arrival of Larrivé and Simonnet bolsters the service provided to clients in Morocco, the rest of the Maghreb region and other Francophone African regions, as well as further strengthening the firm’s unparalleled position across Africa. Larrivé and Simonnet bring the firm additional expertise in corporate M&A, private equity, infrastructure and PPP, energy, real estate and finance.

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