In brief: US firm's specialist joins Clifford Chance

Commercial property securitisation specialist, Andrew Forryan (right) has rejoined Clifford Chance as a partner after a two -year stint at the London office of US firm Sidley & Austin. Forryan who was an associate at Sidley & Austin said: “Working as a partner at a firm like Clifford Chance will give me access to a wider market and a huge depth of resources.” Head of Clifford Chance's commercial property practice Tony Briam said the two years at Sidley & Austin had stood Forryan in good stead because “he now has experience from a slightly different perspective and has gained practice management skills”. Managing partner at Sidley & Austin in London John Edwards said he was sorry to see Forryan go but realised that he “wants to operate within the comfort of a big firm.”