Clifford Chance votes in Bickerton as new London managing partner

November 9, 2009 Clifford Chance (CC) has handed David Bickerton the role of London managing partner after a contested election.

Bickerton will officially start the new post on 1 January 2010, replacing Jeremy Sandelson, who stepped down to take on the role of global litigation head last month.

The election saw both finance chief Mark Stewart and capital markets partner Stephen Roith also compete for the post.

Partners in the firm's London, European and Middle Eastern offices had until 5pm Friday (6 November) to vote, with the decision announced later that evening.

Bickerton joined the firm's partnership in 1997 and was elected to lead the London capital markets practice in 2007. He will hold the London managing partner role until 2014.

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