Clifford Chance acquires Carillion’s Newcastle legal arm
Clifford Chance has acquired Carillion’s legal services arm Carillion Advice Services (CAS).
Of the nearly 100 CAS in-housers left hanging in the wake of Carillion’s collapse in January, around 60 paralegal-legal advisers in CAS’s Newcastle office will fully integrate into Clifford Chance.
The office’s current head Lucy Nixon will continue to lead, now reporting to recently appointed London managing partner Michael Bates, as well as Clifford Chance’s head of client services solutions Oliver Campbell.
Bates commented that bringing on the CAS team’s “well-recognized expertise” would help the firm’s services remain “extremely cost-effective” and “efficient.”