Clifford Chance makes up 24 in latest round

Clifford Chance has made up 24 new partners, including nine in London in its largest City promotions round for several years.

The firm also promoted nine lawyers in Continental Europe, three in the US and three in Asia.

The firm made up 27 new partners last year, with six in London, and promoted seven in the UK in 2014, making this year’s intake of nine London partners the largest for some time.

With eight promotions in each, the firm’s finance and corporate practices have gained the most new partners this year. There were three promotions in capital markets, while tax, pensions and employment and litigation both received two new partners and real estate one.

The three new partners in Asia are all finance lawyers, as are two of the three made up in New York.

Clifford Chance’s European offices gain the most corporate specialists, with five of the eight new corporate partners based on the Continent.

The promotions will take effect from 1 May 2016 and will bring the total number of partners in the firm to 577.

The promotions list in full:


Alexandra Davidson, corporate

Paul Deakins, capital markets

Andrew Husdan, finance

Louise Keary, capital markets

Michael Lyons, litigation

Katherine Moir, corporate

Michael Pearson, finance

Christopher Sullivan, corporate

Christopher Yates, litigation

Continental Europe

Madrid – Luis Alonso, corporate

Frankfurt – Fabian Böhm, real estate

Brussels – Niek De Pauw, corporate

Prague – Miloš Felgr, finance

Barcelona – Guillermo Guardia, corporate

Brussels – Alexandre Ooms, tax, pensions & employment

Paris – Marianne Pezant, corporate

Bucharest – Ioana Talnaru, corporate

Amsterdam – Floris van de Bult, tax, pensions & employment

New York

Jake Farquharson, capital markets, New York

Patrick O’Reilly, finance, New York

Daniel Winick, finance, New York


Tokyo – Yusuke Abe, finance

Beijing – Timothy Democratis, finance

Hong Kong – Edith Leung, finance

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