Clifford Chance promotes internally

The law firm has made up four new partners for its private equity business.

Clifford Chance, the law firm, has made up Tim Wright as a new partner of its private equity team in London.

Wright, who was previously a senior assistant with the firm, will continue to specialise in private equity work and in particular jurisdictional LBOs and MBOs. He has recently worked on HSBC Private Equity's £390m LBO of the automotive friction division of BBA Group and Apax Partners' £350m LBO of the Ericsson Enterprise Solutions business. The promotion takes the number of the firm's specialist private equity partners in London to seven.

In the rest of Europe Clifford Chance has made up three other private equity partners: Christophe Digoy (Paris), Javier Armantegui (Madrid) and Roberto Rio (Milan). The European team now numbers 37 partners and over 70
associates.