Clifford Chance partners were not voting for the status quo when they elected Matthew Layton. In fact his election to the top job demonstrated an appetite for a shakeup of the old ways rarely seen among magic circle partnerships or leadership contests.
Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton set the tone for his tenure within weeks of succeeding David Childs last May when he overhauled the firm’s constitution, scrapping leadership elections and installing a new executive management team. Less than a year later and the next phase of a grand plan to future-proof the firm is underway. […]
Clifford Chance has appointed its first global head of innovation and business change alongside a new chief operating officer (COO), both with specific remits to support an era of transformation under new managing partner Matthew Layton. Layton set the wheels of change in motion as soon as he took on the managing partner role in […]
A quartet of firms have won top roles on the £1bn sale of four of the Grange Hotel’s London leases, while Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance took the lead on financing matters. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), Hogan Lovells, Brown Rudnick and Gowling WLG all advised on the sale of the buildings to Queensgate […]
Bird & Bird has re-elected CEO David Kerr for another three-year stint in the position, meaning that by the end of this term he will have been in charge for 26 years. Kerr was elected unopposed, with the tech partner having held the position since 1996. The stint easily makes Kerr one of the longest-serving […]
Dechert has appointed a new partner to its London management team, after the departure of Miriam Gonzalez and appointment of Camille Abousleiman to the Lebanese government. Corporate and private equity partner Chris Field is to join employment partner Jason Butwick and finance partner Gus Black on the committee, with Black taking up the helm as […]
Network Rail has more than halved its panel in the past six years, with the latest review seeing three firms wins spots until 2024. The spots have been taken by Dentons, Addleshaw Goddard and Eversheds Sutherland and will be in place until 2024. The contract is worth £70m. Stuart Kelly, group general counsel at Network […]
The Post Office, represented by Womble Bond Dickinson, has lost a landmark ruling in the first of four cases related to alleged electronic failures at the company that resulted in postmaster job losses and convictions for false accounting. In the first significant judgment concerning the contractual relationship between the Post Office and its agents, Justice […]