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Clifford Chance elects 26 new partners

19 April 2018

Clifford Chance elects 26 new partners

Leading international law firm, Clifford Chance today announced the promotion of 26 lawyers to the partnership. The new partners are drawn from all of the firm's market-leading practices, and from across the firm's global network.

Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner comments, "I am delighted to welcome to the partnership a group of particularly talented senior lawyers.  Each of them has established their credentials as a go-to advisor for clients by virtue of their well-recognised expertise and excellent client service skills.  They share a strong international mindset – 80% of the group has already worked in more than one of our offices globally.  The make-up of this group also demonstrates the breadth and diversity that will underpin our future success.  I look forward to working with them over the coming years as they help drive our progress in a fast-shifting legal landscape."

The promotions add further partner capability in a wide range of areas that are increasingly critical for clients, such as Tech, antitrust, pensions, restructuring and insolvency, as well as strategically important practices such as M&A, Funds, contentious disputes, project and structured finance.

The promotions take effect 1 May 2018.  The new partners are:

Thais Garcia – New York, Corporate
Jeff LeMaster – New York, Capital Markets
Robert Hagan – Washington, D.C., Capital Markets

Asia Pacific
Yong Bai – Beijing, Corporate
Hong Zhang – Beijing, Corporate
Bryan Koo – Hong Kong, Corporate
Thomas England – Singapore, Finance
Satbir Walia - Singapore, Corporate
Hans Menski – Tokyo, Finance

Continental Europe
Ilse van Gasteren – Amsterdam, Finance
Kristina Jaeger – Frankfurt, Real Estate
Ines Keitel – Frankfurt, Corporate
Gioacchino Foti – Milan, Capital Markets
Vladimir Barbolin – Moscow, Finance
Charles-Henri Boeringer – Paris, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Julien Rocherieux – Paris, Capital Markets
Milosz Golab – Warsaw, Finance

Cheng Li Yow – Corporate
Daud Khan – Corporate
William Winterton – Finance
Samantha Ward – Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Ian Painter – Real Estate
Chinwe Odimba-Chapman – Tax, Pensions & Employment
Sarah McAleer – Tax, Pensions & Employment

Middle East
Dan Royle – Riyadh, Corporate
Paul Coates – Dubai, Litigation & Dispute Resolutions