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Clifford Chance announces new managing partner for Tokyo

22 July 2012

Clifford Chance announces new managing partner for Tokyo

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has elected Eiichi Kanda as the new managing partner for the Tokyo office, effective 27 July. Eiichi is a Capital Markets partner specialising in real estate, investment, financing, securities issues, funds, asset management and securitisation. He also provides regulatory advice in these areas. He joined Clifford Chance as a partner in 2001.

Peter Charlton, Managing Partner of Asia Pacific, said, "Eiichi has always been a respected member of the Tokyo practice and I am very pleased to welcome him into our regional management team. We remain committed as ever to Tokyo and the outlook for our practice is very bright. Despite global economic uncertainties, we continue to see potential for growth in the market."

Current office managing partner Peter Kilner will be relocating to Hong Kong after four years as Tokyo's managing partner and a total of nine years in the Tokyo office. With over 20 years of international finance experience, Peter will provide senior support to the banking and finance practices in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He will split his time between both cities, continuing to advise his Japanese clients.