Jeremy Sandelson was voted managing partner of
Clifford Chance's London office, with effect
from January 1 2006. Sandelson, head of the firm's litigation
and dispute resolution practice, takes over from Peter
Charlton, who is to become global head of the firm's corporate
practice. The role of London managing partner incorporates that
of managing partner of the Dubai office.
Clifford Chance also appointed Tomás
Richter as of counsel in its Prague office. Richter focuses on
commercial law and corporate finance. Richter is a lecturer at
the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University and an
arbitrator with the Arbitration Court of the Economic and
Agrarian Chambers of the Czech Republic.
Zbigniew Mrowiec rejoined Dewey Ballantine
as a partner in the firm's Warsaw office. Mrowiec left the firm
in 2004 to become deputy chairman of the Polish Securities and
Exchange Commission, where he worked on new regulations
governing the Polish capital markets.