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Clifford Chance is embroiled in controversy as one of its Frankfurt-based partners faces the prospect of criminal charges.
Corporate partner Kersten von Schenck is to face the German public prosecuter later this year.
In 2003, Schenck who acted as notary to Deutsche Bank, shredded the first draft of the meeting notes, which related to the bank’s Annual General Meeting. He then submitted an amended one.
A Clifford Chance spokesman said that the version was amended only to correct spelling mistakes and that this was standard practice for the vast majority of notaries.
In an official statement, the firm commented: "Kersten von Schenck acted as notary at Deutsche Bank AG's annual general meeting in 2003 in full accordance with the legal requirements, following exactly the proceeding used by other notaries in similar annual general meetings. He acted entirely properly and in compliance with the appropriate regulations."