Clifford Chance revamps partnership council

Clifford Chance revamps partnership council” />Clifford Chance has elected four new members to its partnership council with each set to serve a two-year term.

Three of the four, Esther Cavett, Andrew Forryan and Alex Panayides, have joined as representatives of London and Dubai with the remaining electee, Amsterdam-based Jeroen Koster, representing continental Europe.

In welcoming the new members to the committee senior partner Stuart Popham, who chairs the council, said they would bring a fresh perspective to the group.

The partnership council acts as a supervisory body for partners’ interests and is responsible for ensuring the quality of the partnership and business is maintained.

London-based Cavett, who has been a partner at the magic circle firm since 2000, specialises in international financial transactions, particularly those involving corporate trustees.

Real estate partner Forryan was originally with the firm between 1993 and 1995, rejoining in 1997 after a stint at Sidley & Austin.

Litigation partner Panayides is a member of the firm’s international commercial arbitration group and focuses mainly on dispute resolution in the construction, oil and gas and maritime industries.

Corporate lawyer Koster, a partner since 2000, specialises in public and private M&A and joint ventures as well as large commercial contracts.

They replace Tony Briam, Daniel Kossoff, Nicola Wherity and Jose Antonio Cainzos, who have stood down at the end of their terms.