Clifford Chance Elects Malcolm Sweeting as Senior Partner
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Clifford ChanceThe partnership of Clifford Chance has elected Malcolm Sweeting as the firm’s next senior partner. Sweeting, who will replace Stuart Popham in the role, will begin his four-year term on Jan. 1.

“I am greatly honored to have been chosen by the partners,” Sweeting said in a prepared statement. “This is a very exciting time for the firm as we are particularly well placed to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growth economies in Asia, Latin America, Africa and elsewhere. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues globally to ensure that we capitalize fully on the firm’s unrivalled potential to support clients in these markets.”

Sweeting has been a partner in Clifford Chance’s finance practice since 1990 and is based in London.  He has been a leader of the London banking group and was previously a member of the firm’s Partnership Council (1991-1993).  Sweeting has a widely established reputation as a finance lawyer, often working internationally and most recently with a particular focus on the developing markets.


Clifford Chance  is one of the world’s largest law firms with 29 offices in 20 countries and some 3,200 legal advisers.


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