Clifford Chance has unveiled its slimmed down partnership council, with four new members taking their place alongside senior partner Stuart Popham and re-elected members Joeroen Koster and Thomas Schulte.
The new members, who will serve terms of three years, are Katherine Coates and Simon Davis from the firm’s London HQ, Martin Rogers from Hong Kong and Daniela Weber-Rey from the Frankfurt office.
Koster and Schulte, based in Amsterdam and New York respectively, will continue to serve on the council for a further two years.
Among the nine partners to leave their positions are three of the four elected in 2008 – Esther Cavett, Andrew Forryan, and Alex Panayides (11 January 2008).
Popham said: “I know that each of the newly elected members, together with the two continuing members, will bring a great deal of energy and commitment to the partnership council and I look forward to working with them.
“On behalf of the firm I’d like to thank the outgoing council members for all their hard work over the past few years – it’s been greatly appreciated.”
The partnership council, chaired by Popham (pictured), acts as a supervisory board for the firm and has traditionally had a multi-jurisdictional composition.