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 […]