January 13, 2020
Clifford Chance adds partner Michael Bonsignore to its Americas Corporate Group
Clifford Chance today announced that Michael L. Bonsignore has joined the Firm's Americas Corporate Group as a partner in Washington, DC.
Bonsignore advises public and private companies and financial sponsors on transactional matters that include mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and dispositions, special situations, distressed M&A, restructurings and private equity investments, with significant experience in renewable and conventional energy transactions. He joins Clifford Chance from Akin Gump.
Earlier in his career, Bonsignore was a Director of Corporate Development and M&A for two public renewable energy companies, each sponsored by the world’s largest renewable energy development company, where he handled portfolio and asset acquisitions, strategic relationships and project finance constructions.
"With Michael's addition, we are strengthening more than one key practice," said David Brinton, who heads Clifford Chance's Corporate group in the Americas. "Our Corporate team has gained a seasoned transactional lawyer, and our Energy & Infrastructure group will leverage his relevant sector expertise in the United States and globally. I am delighted to welcome him to the Firm."
Americas Regional Managing Partner Evan Cohen said, "Michael's arrival demonstrates the continuing growth of our Corporate group in highly strategic areas. Of the nearly 20 US partners we have welcomed in recent years, Michael is among six to have joined our Corporate group, expanding our offerings in antitrust, funds, insurance and private equity, as well as US public and cross-border M&A."
"I was drawn to Clifford Chance because of its cross-practice strength, clear vision of the market and culture of collaboration," said Bonsignore. "I am thrilled to join the Corporate team and World Wide Projects Group here in the US and look forward to serving our clients across the Firm's global network."