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Clifford Chance has elected global litigation chief Jeremy Sandelson to head its London litigation practice.
The move follows former London litigation head Nick Munday’s relocation to Moscow earlier this year (19 April 2010).
It will be the second time that Sandelson has landed the London litigation role. He previously led the group before becoming London managing partner and then global litigation head last year.
Sandelson said: “Clifford Chance has a leading litigation practice and is well on the way to being the global leader in litigation and arbitration work. We’re very well positioned, with a broad client base and a great number of high quality partners and associates across our strong network of offices, to achieve our ambitions.
“London has a very key part to play, which is why it makes sense for me to combine both roles at the present time. I would like to thank Nick Munday for his huge contribution to our success in London.”
The move is part of managing partner David Childs’ bid to streamline management structures at the magic circle firm and allow senior partners more time for fee-earning (23 March 2010).
Munday was seconded to Clifford Chance’s Moscow office in April as part of the firm’s commitment to creating more mobility among its senior partners. Finance co-head Tim Plews will move to associate firm Al-Jadaan & Partners in the autumn.