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Global promotions increase at Clifford Chance as it makes up six in the City

Clifford Chance has this year made up 25 lawyers to partner in its annual promotions round, with six associates across corporate, finance, and real estate practices making the cut in London.

The global promotions were made across corporate (nine new partners), finance (six), capital markets (five), disputes (four), and real estate (one) across offices including London, Paris, New York, Washington DC, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Madrid, Bucharest, Hong Kong and Singapore.

It marks an increase on last year’s global promotions round of 21, although seven of those were promoted in London.

Five of the new partners this year are female.

The firm said the promotions ‘demonstrate the firm’s continued commitment to invest in building and maintaining practices that address the most critical and complex challenges faced by its clients, and which reflect fast-evolving market demands.’

The promotions will take effect from 1 May 2015 and bring the total number of partners in the firm to 581.

Managing partner Matthew Layton said: ‘Many of our new partners are already well recognised as key individuals in their fields. They have impressive track records on high-profile and ground-breaking mandates and play-leading roles in helping those clients grappling with the implications of the increasingly complex global business and financial environment.’

It follows yesterday’s (28 April) announcement from Linklaters, which promoted 23 lawyers to partner of which nearly 40% were corporate lawyers, while Norton Rose Fulbright announced a total of 51 promotions in what constitutes its largest round since its 2013 combination.

Partnership promotions in full:


Mark Jan Arends – Amsterdam

Lee Askenazi – New York

Gareth Camp – London

Timothy Cornell – Washington, D.C.

Mathias Elspass – Düsseldorf

Dieter Paemen – Brussels

Graham Phillips – London

Jörg Rhiel – Frankfurt

Christian Vogel – Düsseldorf



Benjamin de Blegiers – Paris

Paul Carrington – London

Matthew Dunn – London

Richard Tomlinson – Paris

Hein Tonnaer – Amsterdam

Rodrigo Uría – Madrid


Capital Markets

Clare Burgess – London

Angela Chan – Hong Kong

Per Chilstrom – New York

Madalina Rachieru – Bucharest

Jurgen van der Meer – Amsterdam



Thibaud d’Alès – Paris

Megan Gordon – Washington, D.C.

Edward Johnson – Hong Kong


International arbitration

Kabir Singh – Singapore


Real estate

Angela Kearns – London