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Clifford Chance strengthens Middle Eastern Corporate Practice

Clifford Chance's global Corporate practice has over 160 Partners operating out of 29 offices.

June 24, 2010 2:33 by

Clifford Chance today announced that it is strengthening its Corporate practice in the Middle East with the transfer of Partner Nigel Wellings from the London office to Dubai.

Nigel has been a Partner in Clifford Chance’s Corporate practice since 2006, covering both domestic and cross-border M&A, public takeover offers, listing work and general corporate advisory work, and specialising in the infrastructure and mining sectors, including advising Chinalco on its aborted tie-up with Rio Tinto.

Nigel commented on the move, “The international growth of our global Corporate practice is a key strategic objective for the Firm. I’m excited to be joining the Dubai team to further strengthen our client offering in the Middle East.”

Simon Clinton, Head of Corporate, Middle East comments, “I am delighted that Nigel is joining the team in the Middle East. He is rightly regarded as one of the firm’s best young corporate partners and possesses the skills, versatility and personality that are well suited to our clients in the region.”

Nigel Wellings’ relocation follows Corporate partner Nicholas Rees recent move to build the Russian Corporate practice based in Moscow and further underpins Clifford Chance’s commitment to growing its presence in the Middle East.

Clifford Chance’s global Corporate practice has over 160 Partners operating out of 29 offices. Since the beginning of 2010, the Corporate practice has advised on some key deals including: advising Kraft on its £10.2bn offer for Cadbury, Babcock International on its £1.2bn bid for VT and Pfizer on the competition aspects of its $68 billion bid for Wyeth.

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