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Clifford Chance LLP promotes 2 new counsels and elects 30 new partners

International law firm Clifford Chance promotes two new counsels and elects 30 new partners (effective as of 1 May 2019)

Counsels Clifford Chance Amsterdam promotes Guido Bergervoet (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Frans Muller (Antitrust).

Titus de Vries, Co-Managing Partner of Clifford Chance Amsterdam: "We are proud to announce the promotion of Guido and Frans as our new counsels. They are dedicated and talented lawyers and they are both true experts in their field. These promotions are in line with the Firm's commitment to support our clients in those areas where their partnership with us can bring real value. I congratulate Guido and Frans with this important step!"

Guido Bergervoet specialises in commercial dispute resolution, with a focus on disputes in the financial sector and related regulatory enforcement. He also has experience in insolvency related litigation and director's liability cases. Guido is part of the Academic Council of the Amsterdam office, holds a Ph.D. from Radboud University Nijmegen and remains active as an author and speaker in the field of financing, security rights and insolvency. As a litigator he represents banking clients, financial investors and multinational corporations in complex disputes, often with a cross-border element.

Frans Muller heads the Amsterdam Antitrust group, is an active part of the Tech Group and specialises in EU, Dutch and multi-jurisdictional merger control, cartel investigations and other behavioural antitrust as well as foreign investment screening and compliance (including anti-bribery and sanctions). He has wide experience with a variety of regulators and regularly conducts and advises on (multi-jurisdictional) regulatory investigations and implementing compliance policies. He has previously worked in both Brussels and Paris and regularly works from our Brussels office.


As of May the 1st, the promotion of 30 lawyers to the partnership, will also be effective. The new partners are drawn from all of the firm's market-leading practices, and from across its global network.

Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner comments: "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.

"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. They also reflect our commitment to ensure that the diversity of our partnership develops to reflect the rich pool of talent across our global firm today. The voices of this group, and other newer generations in the firm, are essential in shaping our future in a fast-changing market environment. I look forward to working with them all as we help our clients with their biggest opportunities and challenges in the years ahead."

The new partners are:


Madalyn Miller, Finance, New York

Guido Liniado, Finance, New York

Michelle Williams, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Washington

Asia Pacific

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 & Dispute Resolution, Shanghai

Gareth Deiner, Capital Markets, Singapore

Nadia Kalic, Corporate, Sydney

Continental Europe

Jan-Hendrik Horsmeier, Corporate, Amsterdam

Dorothée Vermeiren, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Brussels

Stefan Bruder, Corporate, Frankfurt

David Pasewaldt, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Frankfurt

Kristof Meynaerts, Corporate, Luxembourg

Martin Wurth, Finance, Luxembourg

Ignacio Díaz, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Madrid

Gauthier Martin, Litigation & 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 & Dispute Resolution, London

Richard Kalaher, TPE, London

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