International law firm Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Katia Gauzès as the new Managing Partner of its Luxembourg office.
Katia joined Clifford Chance as a Partner in 2016. She specialises in corporate law, advising clients from the private equity and real estate industry on the structuring of complex international transactions, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as the reorganisation and setting up of various company structures and joint ventures in Luxembourg.
In addition, Katia represents Clifford Chance on the board of directors of the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and is a member of its Legal Technical Committee. She is also a French Foreign Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France) and a former member of the Luxembourg Bar Council (Conseil de l’Ordre).
Charles Adams, Global Managing Partner, commented: "I am excited to announce the appointment of Katia as the Office Managing Partner for Luxembourg. I am confident that she will be of great value to both our Luxembourg office and our European team, driving and guiding our people, and working together with our clients to achieve continued success".
Steve Jacoby, Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe, and the previous managing partner of the Luxembourg office, added: "I look forward to working closely together with Katia to deliver our One Europe strategy, contributing to make our client and market share grow, attracting and retaining the best talents in our region, and further strengthening our position as the leading global law firm in Europe".
Commenting on her appointment as Luxembourg Managing Partner, Katia said: "I am grateful to have the opportunity to take on this role and I look forward to building on what we have achieved in recent years. The Luxembourg office has been growing steadily, attracting great and diverse talents across all our practices. Our Luxembourg team plays a key role on both a local, European and global level, advising our clients on their most critical and complex cross-border matters".