Leo Zentner

Senior Associate, Tripoli

I joined Clyde & Co in February 2006 as a junior associate in the corporate team in Abu Dhabi after working in a large regional firm in the UK. From the outset, I was heavily involved in all matters of operating a commercial law firm from varied work loads, client contact, writing articles, giving internal and external presentations, business planning and financial aspects.

This experience was very different from my previous firms where associates performed only certain types of tasks. As I progressed in seniority I had more and more involvement in the strategic aspect of our operations in the Middle East.

Clyde & Co provides a good environment in which associates can explore their own ideas as to how they wish to expand their practice areas and personal skills set. The tailored training sessions provided are second to none in the Middle East. Clyde & Co is a very ambitious firm and I am very proud to be in a position to use all of my experience in the Middle East to help out with our efforts to develop the first international law firm in post-revolution Libya, where I relocated to in February 2013.

This experience was very different from my previous firms where associates performed only certain types of tasks. As I progressed in seniority I had more and more involvement in the strategic aspect of our operations in the Middle East.