Clifford Chance elects five to the firm's partnership in Asia Pacific

New intake is part of a global cohort of 37

Clifford Chance elects five to the firm's partnership in Asia Pacific

Clifford Chance has promoted five new partners in Asia Pacific as part of a global cohort of 37 lawyers elected to the partnership – the largest promotion round for the firm since 2007.

The new partners are drawn from all of the firm's market-leading practices and reflect continued investment and growth in every region. The appointments, which took effect on 1 May 2022, reflect the firm's global strategic growth priorities and build on significant numbers of lateral hires in the past year. Forty-one percent of the global cohort of new partners is female – more than in any previous promotion round.

Together these new partners specialise across a range of the firm’s leading practice and product areas that are critical to clients and their strategic needs. In particular, many of this year’s partners are working actively with the firm’s financial investor clients across a range of geographies and products.

"These promotions are a key milestone in careers that have been defined by talent, commitment and entrepreneurialism,” said Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance global managing Partner. “Everyone joining the partnership has become a "go-to" adviser for many of the world's most influential organisations on their strategically critical opportunities and challenges. As well as congratulating them on their success to date, I hope the rest of their careers can be as rich and rewarding as mine has been at the firm."

Jeroen Ouwehand, Clifford Chance global senior partner added: "As well as being the largest new round of partners since 2007, this is our most diverse ever. Together, they embody our uncompromising pursuit of excellence, and our ambitious goals to build a law firm where everyone can see they have a fair chance to reach the top of the profession."

The new partners in Asia Pacific are Naomi Griffin, who works in the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution team in the Sydney office, Phoebe Lo from the Hong Kong restructuring and insolvency practice, Tommy Tam, who works in the Hong Kong corporate team, specialising in public M&A. Michael Wang from the Hong Kong litigation & dispute resolution practice, and Yang Yi from the Shanghai corporate practice.


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