Clifford Chance appoints 35 new partners

Andrew Brereton and Lee Taylor join partnership in Singapore from 1 May

Singapore: LAWFUEL – International law firm Clifford Chance LLP today announced the election of 35 lawyers to the partnership from the firm’s 27-office global network.

The new partners include finance specialist Andrew Brereton and corporate expert Lee Taylor, both based in Clifford Chance’s Singapore office.

Managing partner David Childs commented: “We are delighted to admit 35 lawyers into the partnership this year, who represent all practice areas within the firm and 12 of our worldwide offices. 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.”

“Our Singapore office has had its busiest year on record, and Andrew and Lee played a significant role in this success,” said Philip Rapp, Singapore Office Managing Partner.

“Both managed complex deals for new and existing clients and have demonstrated their ability to deliver excellent results, regardless of the challenges that are thrown their way. We are delighted to welcome them to the partnership,” said Philip.

The new partners – including their office and practice area are listed below. Detailed biographies of Andrew Brereton and Lee Taylor are available in Notes to editors below.

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

The total number of partners at Clifford Chance from 1 May 2008 will be 648.

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