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Chris Perrin

Clifford Chance

London, , GBR


Chris Perrin was educated at Oxford University (English Literature) and then Cambridge University (Law). He has been a partner in Clifford Chance since 1988, initially specialising in shipping and oil and gas litigation.

In 1995, Chris was elected Managing Partner of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice (re-elected 1998) and, since 2000, he has held a full-time management role as the firm's Executive Partner, providing direct support to the firm's Managing Partner. Since 2004, Chris has also been the firm's General Counsel. He has been a member of the firm's Management Committee since 1995. He has particular responsibility for regulatory issues, risk management, conflict management, claims and insurance.

In 2000, Chris chaired the English Law Society's Conflict Review Committee which recommended wholesale amendments to the Conflict Rules in England and Wales. This formed the basis of the new conflict rules which came into effect in April 2006. He has been at the forefront of recent conflict reform and acts as a consultant and expert witness on related issues.

Since 2007, Chris has chaired the City of London's Law Society's Committee on Professional Rules and Regulation. He has been closely involved with developments in the regulation of the Legal sector.
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