CLIFFORD CHANCE has muscled its way into the biggest economic forum of the year by taking a strategic partner position in the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The firm was for the first time a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and played an active role in the annual meeting in Davos.
Managing partner David Childs was a panellist in a session on ‘The Rising Influence of Minority Shareholders’; and senior partner Stuart Popham in a session entitled ‘The DNA of Effective Boards’. Four Clifford Chance partners attended, including David Childs, Stuart Popham, Michael Cuthbert and Michael Smyth.
“It is part of the firm’s principles to engage in the kind of corporate global citizenship activity exemplified by the Forum and, as strategic partners, we anticipate actively supporting its work in the future,” said Childs.
During the event Cuthbert was interviewed on Bloomberg TV, where he commented on Sovereign Wealth Funds. Childs also got his 15 minutes of fame, having been interviewed on CNBC TV and Forbes TV, where he talked about sub prime related litigation, issues of regulation across jurisdictions and the transparency of Sovereign Wealth Funds.