The Moscow office of magic circle firm Clifford Chance has announced it will have a new managing partner starting February 1.

Partner Victoria Bortkevicha will replace the current office head Logan Wright. A financing specialist, she has been at the firm since 1994 and made partner in 2007.

Wright, a banking and finance specialist, has been with the firm’s Russian practice since 2000 and had led that office for the past two years. He will continue to focus on developing markets, including Russia and the wider CIS but will be relocating to London.