Clifford Chance has named partner Christopher Sullivan as its London private equity practice head, in a move that solidifies the firm’s commitments to promoting more junior talent to management roles.

Sullivan joined the firm as a trainee in 2006 and was made a partner in 2016. Named in International’s Private Equity Rising Stars list for two years in a row, Sullivan counts major private equity firms such as Cinven, Blackstone, Elliott Advisers and BlackRock as key clients.