Sandelson retains Clifford Chance global litigation chief role

Clifford Chance partners have re-elected Jeremy Sandelson for his second term as global head of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice.

Sandelson became partner at Clifford Chance in 1988, and was elected managing partner of the firm’s London litigation practice in 2003.

In 2005 he scooped the role of regional managing partner for Clifford Chance in the UK and the Middle East (12 October 2005), and beat former Asian litigation head Denis Brock into the global disputes chief spot in 2009 (7 October 2009).

He will continue in the position of London disputes head, alongside the global role.

The firm’s managing partner David Childs said Sandelson had overseen growth of nearly 30 per cent in the practice since taking over

Clifford Chance’s litigation team has recently been active in Asia, teaming up with Singapore litigation boutique Cavenagh Law (11 December 2012), and sending London head of banking litigation Matthew Newick to bolster its Hong Kong office in February (4 February 2013).

Meanwhile the firm suffered defeat in one of the longest running trials of 2012/13, when the High Court dismissed a $1.6bn claim from the firm’s client Excalibur Ventures against Texas Keystone and Gulf Keystone concerning the interest in rights to exploit and develop petroleum fields in Iraqi Kurdistan (10 September 2013).