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Wednesday 26 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Pra…

Wednesday 26 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Prague office of international law firm Clifford Chance LLP has taken another step to strengthen its position in the Czech legal market by bringing in Alex Cook, a senior corporate lawyer, to the position of Counsel from January 2005.

Alex has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the telecommunications and financial institutions sectors, and also in the energy and media sectors. He also specialises in joint ventures, private equity and equity capital markets.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Alex was based in Budapest for 6 years as a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy.

Alex studied law at the College of Law in London and modern languages (German and Russian) at Oxford University.

Vlad Petrus, managing partner for Prague said:

“This senior appointment demonstrates our strong intent to further develop our practice in Prague. Alex is an experienced lawyer with true regional expertise. His corporate skill-base and broad industry knowledge will be a real asset to our practice.”

Michael Cuthbert, regional managing partner for Central & Eastern Europe, said:

“This is another move providing clear evidence of our commitment to the central and eastern European region. Prague plays an important part in our regional strategy and we are delighted to have Alex on board.”

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Notes to Editors:

1. Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership is the first fully integrated global law firm, with 29 offices in 19 countries. The firm aims to provide seamless global services to the world’s leading financial institutions and multinational businesses.

2. Unrivalled in its international resources, Clifford Chance has over 3,300 legal advisers and is organised around six global practice areas: capital markets; corporate (including M&A); finance; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; and tax, pensions and employment law.

3. Clifford Chance has established a strong presence in the C&EE Region since the early 1990’s with over 140 lawyers based in the offices of Budapest, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw.

For further information about Clifford Chance see www.cliffordchance.com

For further information about this release contact Darina Rosenbaumova in Prague on +420 224 097 410.The Prague office of international law firm Clifford Chance LLP has taken another step to strengthen its position in the Czech legal market by bringing in Alex Cook, a senior corporate lawyer, to the position of Counsel from January 2005.

Alex has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the telecommunications and financial institutions sectors, and also in the energy and media sectors. He also specialises in joint ventures, private equity and equity capital markets.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Alex was based in Budapest for 6 years as a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy.

Alex studied law at the College of Law in London and modern languages (German and Russian) at Oxford University.

Vlad Petrus, managing partner for Prague said:

“This senior appointment demonstrates our strong intent to further develop our practice in Prague. Alex is an experienced lawyer with true regional expertise. His corporate skill-base and broad industry knowledge will be a real asset to our practice.”

Michael Cuthbert, regional managing partner for Central & Eastern Europe, said:

“This is another move providing clear evidence of our commitment to the central and eastern European region. Prague plays an important part in our regional strategy and we are delighted to have Alex on board.”

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