Former Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner Matthew Layton Joins FTI Consulting as Senior Advisor
London, 13 February 2023 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that Matthew Layton, the former Global Managing Partner at Clifford Chance, has been appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) region.
Mr. Layton brings more than 40 years of experience as a legal practitioner and business leader at Clifford Chance, where he served as Global Managing Partner between 2014 and 2022. At FTI Consulting, he will provide advice and expertise on the development of key client relationships, and ensuring clients have access to the full range of the firm’s services.
“Matthew is an exceptional strategist and leader, and we are delighted to have him join our team,” said Kevin Hewitt, EMEA Chair of Client Services at FTI Consulting. “Our clients face new threats and opportunities in a changing world, and we are committed to helping them navigate critical and pivotal moments. As a Senior Advisor to FTI Consulting, Matthew will leverage his experience and deep understanding of the importance of excellent client service to support us in meeting their current and future needs.”
As Global Managing Partner at Clifford Chance, Mr. Layton led the firm’s strategic direction and was instrumental in driving a series of growth initiatives to expand the firm’s client offerings. He served as Global Head of Clifford Chance’s Corporate practice from 2008 to 2013 and previously led the London Corporate Finance and M&A practice. He became a partner at Clifford Chance in 1991.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Layton said, “Geopolitical shifts are reframing the world in which we all operate. FTI Consulting is uniquely positioned to help organisations navigate these changes. As a former client of the firm, I worked with experts who are the best at what they do, and I now look forward to helping the leadership team further the firm’s ability to help clients address complex challenges and opportunities.”
“It is a true pleasure to welcome Matthew to FTI Consulting to further our ability to serve our key clients on their most important matters,” added Lars Faeste, EMEA Chairman at FTI Consulting. “His best-in-class commitment to client service excellence will help us consolidate our reputation as the number one global experts for crisis, transformation and moments of truth.”
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