Clifford Chance promotes 35 worldwide, banking top

Clifford Chance promotes 35 worldwide, banking top” />Clifford Chance has made new partners across the globe in its latest promotion round, with 35 new partners spread across 12 of the firm’s 27 different locations.

The Magic Circle giant’s London HQ has once again received the highest number of these, bagging 11, which is marginally fewer than last year’s figure of 13 new partners.

The overall number of new partners is also lower than those promoted last year, however, when the firm made up a total of 38.

Managing partner David Childs said: “The wide spread of these appointments reflects our strength across practices and demonstrates our ability to deliver high quality service to our clients on a local, regional and global level.”

Germany remains a major focus for the firm, with four promotions in Frankfurt and one in Dusseldorf, which are also down from last year, when Germany received six.

New York fared well out of the promotions, sitting alongside Frankfurt with the second highest number of new partners at four each.

Paris and Dubai received three new partners each, and the firm’s Amsterdam, Singapore and Milan offices gained two partners apiece, and the Brussels, Madrid and Barcelona bases one each.

After two years of favouring the corporate group, the firm has regained its traditional banking focus, promoting nine to the corporate group while making up the most new partners – 10 – in the finance department.

The capital markets practice, the third most promoted, has gained six new partners, while the tax, pensions and employment teams gained five, the real estate group three and litigation and dispute resolution two.

The promotions take effect from 1 May and will bring the total number of partners in the firm to 648.

The full list of promotions is:


Jeff Berman, New York
Thomas Burmeister, Dusseldorf
Nigel Clark, London
Greg Crookes, Amsterdam
Robert Crothers, London
Laurent Schoenstein, Paris
Andre Schwanna, Frankfurt
Benjamin Sibbett, New York
Lee Taylor, Singapore

Andrew Brereton, Singapore
Mohamed Hamra-Krouha, Dubai
Taner Hassan, London
Sander Klaassen, Amsterdam
Qudeer Latif, Dubai
Richard Parris, Dubai
Decio Morgese, Milan
Mustapha Mourahib, Paris
Nick Swinburne, London
Peter Zaman, London

Real Estate
Aubry d’Argenlieu, Paris
Henri d’Ursel, Brussels
Christian Trenkel, Frankfurt

Capital Markets
Yolanda Azanza, Madrid
Grant Buerstetta, New York
Charles Casassa, Milan
Emma Matebalavu, London
Prashanth Satyadeva, London
Simon Thomas, London

Tax, Pensions and Employment
Jonathan Kandel, London
Felix Mühlhäuser, Frankfurt
Dan Neidle, London
Christopher Roman, New York
Marco Simonis, Frankfurt

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Montserrat Lopez-Bellosta, Barcelona
Luke Tolaini, London