Clifford Chance today announced the promotion of 24 lawyers from its partnership, including Dr. Sam Luttrell (Perth), Lena Ng (Singapore), Natsuko Sugihara (Tokyo), along with David Tsai and Terry Yang (Hong Kong). These promotions have taken effect from 1 May 2017.

Regional managing partner Geraint Hughes offered, ’As we reach the end of our most successful year in Asia Pacific, we are delighted to see the promotion of a diverse group of highly talented colleagues. Our five new partners reflect the ambition of our clients and our firm in Asia Pacific, a core region in our global strategy. I am particularly proud to have seen at first hand a number of these partners progress to partnership from being trainees and young lawyers in our firm.’

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Five new Clifford Chance partners

’The appointments are well deserved and demonstrate our continued investment in key markets in the region. The appointments further strengthen our offering in key areas including: complex financial markets regulations and products, cross-border M&A and international arbitration. The entire team has huge belief and optimism about the contribution these professionals will make to our clients and our practice.’

Clifford Chance managing partner, Matthew Layton commented, ’Our new partners are characterised by their commitment to excellent service, to supporting the firm in pursuing our collective goals, and to the development of their teams. These partners are already widely recognised by clients and the market for the quality of their insight and judgment, and respected by colleagues for their substantial contributions to the life of the firm. I am delighted to welcome them to the partnership and look forward to working alongside them as their careers go from strength to strength.’

Across the globe, the new partners are drawn from all of the firm’s market-leading practices and from across all regions. As well as adding further capability in practices such as antitrust, M&A, Private Equity, project, acquisition and leveraged finance, regulatory and arbitration, the new partners have expertise across a broad range of sectors and in areas of increasing importance to clients such as cyber security, fintech and alternative financing.