Stuart Popham

Senior Partner, Clifford Chance LLP

Wednesday 18 November 2009, 18.00-20.30

PophamStuart Popham has, since 2003, been the Senior Partner, worldwide, of Clifford Chance LLP the world's largest law firm.  He chairs the firm's Partnership Council, the supervisory board of the worldwide firm.  While being responsible for a number of client relationships, he has particular responsibility for Clifford Chance's reputation and values.

He joined Clifford Chance in 1976, qualifying as a solicitor in 1978 and was elected to the Partnership in 1984.  He has held various roles within the firm including leading the Banking and Finance practice areas between 1999 and 2003.  He was based in the firm's Singapore office from 1981 to 1984 and is presently based in the London office. 

Stuart is a member of the International Advisory Board for the CBI and Chairman of the CBI London Council.  He sits on the EU Advisory Board for the Corporation of the City of London and is an International Envoy for London.  He is a trustee of the Tower Hamlets Business Education Partnership and a director of PlaNet Finance, a charity which promotes micro finance to assist the alleviation of poverty.  Stuart is also a member of the business Advisory Forum of the Saïd Business School, Oxford University; he is a member of the DTI Asia Task Force, the UK India Business Council and also sits on the Council of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).  Stuart chairs the steering group which is establishing the new body to promote financial services and is a member of the London Promotional Council.

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