Clifford Chance promotes two as global co-heads of client and market development
Mike Kachel and Micol Scabbia have been acting in this role on an interim basis for over a year now
The UK-based legal giant Clifford Chance has confirmed New York-based Mike Kachel and Milan-based Micol Scabbia as the global co-heads of client and market development.
The duo has been acting on this role for over a year now on an interim basis along with managing their regional teams since Clifford Chance client and market development head Lynette Williams retired in August last year.
As co-heads of the UK firm's client and market development, Kachel and Scabbia will be responsible for Clifford Chance's team of 150 business professionals in its office network spread across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
The firm said the regional leadership roles being vacated by Kachel and Scabbia following their promotions will be filled before the end of this year.
Kachel has been associated with Clifford Chance since he joined the firm in 2008 as director of public relations and communications for the Americas. Later he became director of business development and marketing for the region. He had previously held leadership roles at four of General Electric's businesses as well as insurance company Genworth Financial and New York professional services firm Marsh McLennan.
Scabbia, on the other hand, has been with Clifford Chance for 18 years now, including six years as its Italy general manager and the lead business development director for continental Europe. Before joining Clifford Chance in 2003, she worked at consulting firms Cohn & Wolfe, Andersen and Deloitte.
"In addition to being proven marketing and business development leaders, they (Kachel and Scabbia) are strong advisors to the business who have been instrumental to the development of our successful European and Americas strategies… Micol and Mike are well known to our partners and senior CMD colleagues across the firm and widely respected for delivering guidance that has benefited a large percentage of our global network," Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance's global managing partner, said.