CC boosts DC with Winston’s European projects head

Clifford Chance has boosted its energy and projects practice in the United States with a raid on Winston & Strawn.

The magic circle firm has hired Lori Bean for its Washington DC office where she joins as a partner. Bean led the European arm of Winston & Strawn’s global project practice.

David Evans, Clifford Chance’s head of the Americas energy & projects group, said: “We are excited about Lori joining our practice. She will bring depth to our already-recognised project finance capabilities, especially in representing export credit and multilateral agencies.”

Bean’s practice is focused on project finance advising governmental and commercial lenders across all sectors of the market.