The Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2021 50 MATTHEW LAYTON Managing Partner At Clifford Chance United Kingdom ABOUT MAT THEW LAYTON Matthew Layton is Clifford Chance’s Managing Partner. He chairs the firm’s Executive Leadership Group which is responsible for the management of the firm and for Clifford Chance’s strategic growth and development. Before taking up leadership of the firm globally, Matthew was the global head of Clifford Chance’s Corporate practice. Matthew has over 30 years experience at Clifford Chance. His practice specialises in domestic and cross-border public and private M&A, with a particular focus on private equity transactions, as well as aspects of corporate finance work. Relevant experience News and client work Clifford Chance names Megan Gordon newWashington, DC Office Managing Partner Megan joined the firm in 2004 and was promoted to partner in 2015. 1 July 2021 Clifford Chance elects 29 new partners Together they specialise across a range of our leading practice and product areas that are critical to our clients and their strategic needs, in particular fin... 27 April 2021 Clifford Chance adds Global Funds and Investment Management partner Susan Burkhardt in the US New York: Clifford Chance today announced that senior private funds attorney Susan Burkhardt will join the Firm’s Global Funds and Investment Management team a... 21 April 2021 Clifford Chance announces new strategic leadership for People and Talent Grant, an highly experienced senior HR leader and currently Global Head of HR Transformation at Goldman Sachs, will join Clifford Chance in April. He will dri... 25 February 2021 Clifford Chance collaborates with business leaders to launch The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health New business-led global partnership calls on business leaders to make mental health in their workplace a priority First global collaboration of its kind. 25 January 2021 Career and qualifications • Leeds University (LL.B) 1982 • Joined Clifford Chance 1983 • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1986 • Partner since 1991 • Global Head of Corporate Practice 2008 • Managing Partner from May 2014 Awards and citations • Excellence in Leadership at the British Legal Awards 2020 FINANCE MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2021 M&A LAWYER OF THE YEAR LEGAL 2 0 2 1 AWARDS 2 0 2 1 CONTACT DETAILS Clifford Chance, London +442070061229

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