Ashurst partner Alan Kitchin joins Clifford Chance in Tokyo

February 22, 2010 Clifford Chance has appointed former Ashurst partner Alan Kitchin as head of its Tokyo corporate and projects practice.

Kitchin left Ashurst's London office this month. He will join Clifford Chance as a partner and is set to relocate to Tokyo in early March. Kitchin was the founding partner of Ashurst's Tokyo office in 1990 and managed the office until 2002.

"Alan is the latest recent key appointment in Tokyo, and underlines how importantly we view that market," said Peter Charlton, the firm's Regional Managing Partner for Asia. "Last year, dispute resolution partner Jim Jamison relocated from Hong Kong and, in March 2009, we were joined by capital markets partner Reiko Sakimura.

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