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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Matthew Layton

Matthew Layton

Partner

Partner
Matthew Layton

Matthew Layton has over 30 years' experience at Clifford Chance and was the firm's Managing Partner between 2014 and 2022.

Matthew's practice specialises in domestic and cross-border public and private M&A, with a particular focus on private equity transactions, as well as aspects of corporate finance work.

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Career and qualifications

  • Leeds University (LL.B) 1982
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1983
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1986
  • Partner since 1991
  • Global Head of Corporate Practice 2008
  • Managing Partner 2014-2022

Awards and citations

  • Excellence in Leadership at the British Legal Awards 2020
  • Ranked as a Top 50 Ally Executive in the 2016 OUTstanding List, presented by the Financial Times