LawFuel.com – Clifford Chance corporate partners have elected Guy Norman as global leader of the Firm’s Corporate practice, following an uncontested election. Guy will commence his four year term on 1 May, 2014.
Guy has been a partner in the Corporate practice since 1998 and has recently returned from leading the corporate practice in the Middle East. Previously he spent a year on secondment as an investment banker at Citi and two years at the UK Takeover Panel as a Senior Regulator.
Matthew Layton, Global Head of the Corporate Practice, said: “Guy is particularly well placed to take on this role. During his years working in our Corporate team in London and the Middle East, and through his secondments into clients and regulators as well as his lead role on a number of major client relationships, Guy has acquired important experience and insights that are invaluable to clients and to our team. I am confident that under Guy’s leadership our leading international M&A and corporate practice will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Guy Norman said: “I am delighted to be elected to lead what is, without doubt, an outstanding practice and a highly talented team. The global reach and leading regional expertise of our Corporate practice means that we are in a unique position to give our clients an international perspective on the challenges and opportunities arising in the increasingly complex global economy.”
Guy has advised on a number of major M&A transactions in recent years including advising Kraft in relation to its successful £11 billion unsolicited offer for Cadbury plc; Barclays on its proposed takeover of ABN Amro and its acquisition of Lehman Brothers North America investment banking and capital markets businesses; Babcock International on its successful £1.32 billion recommended offer for VT Group plc; Anheuser-Busch Inbev on the disposal of its Central and Eastern European business to CVC; and Mannai Corporation QSC on its S$445 million takeover of Damas International Limited, one of the largest ever public offers in the Middle East.