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Clifford Chance appoints three US partners


Law firm Clifford Chance has elected 22 lawyers to its partnership, including three from the US.

Avrohom Gelber, Gareth Old and Jason Young all work in the firm’s New York office.

“We are happy to welcome these outstanding attorneys into our partnership," says Craig Medwick, regional managing partner for Clifford Chance in the Americas. "Avrohom, Gareth and Jason have distinguished themselves as excellent lawyers who have earned the respect and trust of clients and colleagues. Their appointments reflect our continuing investment in the US firm, and we expect them to help us continue driving growth in the Americas region."

Gelber practices international tax law, focusing on cross-border finance and capital markets transactions. He also provides tax and structuring advice for a wide variety of international financial and business transactions, including investment funds, private equity investments, corporate acquisitions and restructurings, and derivative financial instruments. He received his J.D. from Columbia University where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Old is a capital markets attorney who concentrates on derivatives and securitization work. He advises international clients on a variety of matters, including credit and other types of derivatives, covered bonds and structured securities, and has an expanding role in the firm’s commodity trading practice, including in the energy and emissions sector. Old graduated from Nottingham Law School in the UK and previously worked in Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong, London and Frankfurt offices.

Young is a finance and restructuring attorney who advises major domestic and foreign financial institutions and corporate borrowers in secured and unsecured financing transactions. His practice covers acquisition and leveraged financing, sports financing, structured financing, asset financing, refinancing and restructuring, and a variety of other domestic and international financing transactions. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School before clerking for US District Judge Helen G. Berrigan, Eastern District of Louisiana.

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