By Najiyya Budaly (June 20, 2022, 2:17 PM BST) — Clifford Chance’s head of private equity in London, Chris Sullivan, has spent his whole career at the firm and assigns his ascension through the ranks partly to the strong relationships that he builds with his clients.
He joined the firm as a trainee in 2006 and made partner in 2016 before being promoted to his current role in 2022. Throughout his career, which has included spells in New York and a secondment at Morgan Stanley, he has prioritized getting to know his clients.
“I always hesitate to say the clients become friends because I think at that point you’ve probably gone…
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