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Clifford Chance appoints Laura Nicholls as Chief Client Officer

2 May 2023

Clifford Chance appoints Laura Nicholls as Chief Client Officer

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has appointed Laura Nicholls as Chief Client Officer.

Laura re-joins the firm on 2 May 2023, and will work alongside Nicholas Wong, Client, Products and Markets Partner at Clifford Chance, to develop and implement the firm's business strategy focused on enhancing client experience and further advancing our global client portfolio.

Laura joins from Ashurst where she was Chief Business Development Officer. Prior to that she worked at Clifford Chance for a number of years, leading the firm's Client and Market Development team for Global Financial Markets. She previously held roles leading business development in a number of global firms including Freshfields, Herbert Smith and Baker & McKenzie.

Nicholas Wong comments: "I am delighted to welcome Laura back to the firm. Clifford Chance puts our clients at the centre of everything we do. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations through the quality and breadth of our services and a distinctive client experience at every touch point. Laura is equally ambitious and will bring a huge amount of energy, dynamism, and experience to the role."

Laura Nicholls comments: "I am thrilled to be re-joining Clifford Chance at such an exciting time for the firm and I look forward to co-leading the Clients, Markets and Products Committee with Nicholas Wong, as well as working with the incredible Client and Market Development team and broader business professional colleagues to drive the firm's strategy across clients, markets, sectors and products."