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Clyde & Co appoints new partner for MENA shipping team

Global law firm, Clyde & Co, has expanded its shipping practice with the appointment of Ian Chung as a new partner in its Dubai office.

Chung has worked in the Middle East since 2008, where he specialises in corporate and finance in international trade, maritime, and oilfield services sectors. He acts for regional and international financiers and operators, and has been involved in and led many of the largest transactions in those sectors in recent years.

On his appointment, Chung said: “With a strong heritage in shipping, I am honoured to be joining Clyde & Co, which has an outstanding global reputation and a market-leading shipping and asset finance practice in the Middle East.  I am excited about the company’s growth plans in the region, as well as the opportunity to work with the firm’s broad and diverse client base and to collaborate with colleagues in Southeast Asia and Europe as part of my practice.”

Christopher Jobson, lead partner of Clyde & Co’s shipping practice in the Middle East, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ian to the firm, where he will provide our clients with significant shipping and asset finance expertise from his eight years’ regional experience. We see this as an exceptional investment in our shipping practice which will be greatly strengthened by Ian’s non-contentious and asset finance experience.”

Chung joins from Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) in Dubai, where he was a partner in the firm’s corporate group.

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