Childs confirmed as new CC managing partner

David Childs was confirmed as Clifford Chance‘s new managing partner on Friday (3 March). He succeeds Peter Cornell. Childs, currently chief operating officer (COO) at the global firm, was elected unopposed after a two-week voting process. The COO role will be scrapped. The vote was a formality after Paris managing partner Yves Wehrli – considered to be the only other serious candidate – indicated that he would not be standing. First revealed on 3 March