Law firm Clyde & Co appoints Jahnavi Ramachandran as partner


Clyde & Co has appointed Jahnavi Ramachandran as a partner in its Aviation Finance and Leasing team.

Ramachandran has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, having most recently worked at Herbert Smith Freehills leading its  London aviation finance team. She will help Clyde & Co to broaden its offering to the global aviation market with her experience in acquisition, financing and leasing of all types of aviation assets.

“Activity in the aviation industry is returning to pre-pandemic levels,” Ramachandran said. “I worked at Clyde & Co at the beginning of my career and I look forward to joining the firm again.”

Kevin Sutherland, global chair, Aviation Practice, Clyde & Co said: “This appointment further strengthens our position as the leading global aviation law firm and one that offers the full suite of services the industry needs.”

Her appointment follows two new hires made by the company last year, when the firm made Kenneth Quinn a partner in its Washinton DC office, together with Orla Brady, working as senior counsel.

Jahnavi Ramachandran –  at a glance

  • 2023 – present: Partner, Clyde & Co
  • 2018 – 2023: Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 2013 – 2018: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2008 – 2010: Senior associate, Reed Smith
  • 2008 – 2009: Legal secondee, RBS Aviation Capital