André Duminy > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
10 UPPER BANK STREET
LONDON
E14 5JJ
England

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > TMT

(Leading individuals)

André DuminyClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP‘s TMT offering focuses primarily on large and complex corporate transactions. With cross-practice support from specialists in areas including corporate law, litigation, antitrust, technology, and regulation, the team is well-equipped to provide support to major clients from start-ups to multinationals. Practice head André Duminy is renowned for his M&A experience, and has particular experience in the fintech and insurtech sectors. Jennifer Chimanga is similarly highly regarded, and has worked increasingly on cross-border transactions; corporate specialist Toby Parkinson is also significant in this area. Simon Persoff brings expertise across technology and telecoms, while Kate Scott and Samantha Ward are cornerstones of the group’s litigation offering. Zayed Al Jamil joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in March 2022, further strengthening the firm’s offering in outsourcing and technology projects.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals: IT)

André DuminyClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP has a thriving telecoms practice, handling major transactions in the telecoms sector and advising clients on digital infrastructure relating to fibre networks, data centres and telecoms towers. It also advises clients on large IT outsourcing and strategic contracting work, as well as regulatory issues and cutting-edge technologies, such as blockchain. Department head André Duminy focuses on commercial transactions, M&A, technology projects and outsourcing arrangements; he is also very active in the fintech and insurtech space and has acted for start-ups and large institutions investing in start-ups and their technology. Jennifer Mbaluto is co-head of the firm’s East Africa practice and leads the technology M&A practice with strength in emerging African markets. Jonathan Kewley is also of note as co-head of the firm’s technology group, with a strong practice focused on cutting-edge technology ethics, data, AI, cybersecurity and blockchain regulation. Zayed Al Jamil joined the firm from Norton Rose Fulbright.

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

Clifford Chance LLP’s ‘highly commercial’ practice handles highly strategic and high-value contracts with particular expertise in the TMT, energy, pharmaceuticals, financial services and fintech sectors. The group also works closely with the firm’s corporate department, with recent work including advising on the commercial elements of the merger of Telefonica’s O2 UK mobile company with Liberty Global’s Virgin Media UK broadband and cable TV provider. Corporate practitioner André Duminy heads up the group, and Simon Persoff excels in the technology space.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Clifford Chance LLP has expertise across M&A, technology, data privacy, financial regulation and insurtech matters. Other areas of focus include capital markets, tax, antitrust, intellectual property, ethics, cybersecurity and litigation work. The practice advises tech-focused corporates and financial institutions, regulators and governments, insurance companies, financial investors and disruptors. Simon Crown leads the team alongside Jonathan Kewley, with the latter focusing on the cutting-edge areas of technology ethics, data, AI, cybersecurity and blockchain regulation. Kate Scott completes the leadership trio, specialising in fintech litigation. Monica Sah is recognised for her work relating to regulatory change for global financial institutions and disruptor blockchain providers. André Duminy, also head of the firm’s London technology sector focus group, global outsourcing department and UK commercial practice, is another key member of the team, while senior associate Diego Ballon Ossio advises technology companies, financial institutions and other market participants on the regulatory aspects of digital asset trading and custody issues.