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Clifford Chance Promotes Eight to Partnership in Europe

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Clifford Chance offices in Washington, D.C. / Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Clifford Chance has promoted 30 lawyers to partner in its offices around the world, eight of them in continental Europe.

Nine new partners were named in London and another nine in the Asia-Pacific. The U.S. gained three new partners in the promotion round and the Middle East added one.

In Europe, the promotions went to Jan-Hendrik Horsmeier (Amsterdam); Dorothée Vermeiren (Brussels); Stefan Bruder and David Pasewaldt (Frankfurt); Kristof Meynaerts and Martin Wurth (Luxembourg); Ignacio Díaz (Madrid); and Gauthier Martin (Paris).

Vermeiren will head the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice in the Brussels office.

"I am proud to welcome such a talented group of lawyers into the Clifford Chance partnership.  Every one of them has demonstrated commitment to delivering great service to our clients through their deep expertise and collaborative teamwork with colleagues throughout the firm," Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance global managing partner, said in a statement. "These promotions underline our continued investment in those areas that are increasingly important to our clients, such as regulatory and internal investigations, tech and sector specialisms such as funds and investment management.”

This year’s round is 33 percent female, bringing the percentage of women in the Magic Circle firm’s partnership to 20 percent.

The promotions take effect on May 1.


Clifford Chance 2019 partner promotions


Tianning Xiang – corporate, Beijing

Mark Chan – capital markets, Hong Kong

Rocky Mui – corporate, Hong Kong

Christine Xu – corporate, Hong Kong

Vicky Ma – finance, Hong Kong

Tom Walsh – litigation and dispute resolution, Hong Kong

Lei Shi – litigation and dispute resolution, Shanghai

Gareth Deiner – capital markets, Singapore

Nadia Kalic – corporate, Sydney

Continental Europe

Jan-Hendrik Horsmeier – corporate, Amsterdam

Dorothée Vermeiren – litigation and dispute resolution, Brussels

Stefan Bruder – corporate, Frankfurt

David Pasewaldt – litigation and dispute resolution, Frankfurt

Kristof Meynaerts – corporate, Luxembourg

Martin Wurth – finance, Luxembourg

Ignacio Díaz – litigation and dispute resolution, Madrid

Gauthier Martin – litigation and dispute resolution, Paris

Middle East

Tariq Imam – real estate, Dubai

United Kingdom

Andrew Kelly – capital markets, London

Kate Vyvyan – capital markets, London

Jennifer Mbaluto – corporate, London

Alexander Chester – corporate, London

Peter Chapman – finance, London

Nicholas Kinnersley – finance, London

Caroline Dawson – finance, London

Kate Scott – litigation and dispute resolution, London

Richard Kalaher – tax, pensions and employment, London

United States

Madalyn Miller – finance, New York

Guido Liniado – finance, New York

Michelle Williams – litigation and dispute resolution, Washington