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Clifford Chance

About Clifford Chance

We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1987 Number of Partners 65
Number of offices 34 Partner:associate ratio 0.40
Biggest office London Percentage of women attorneys 35.10
Number of attorneys 2684 Percentage of minority attorneys 24.70
Number of associates 160 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.10
Notable cases
  • Clifford Chance has been retained for legal work by two U.S. Department of Energy panels. The work involves working on renewable energy projects, including the world's largest wind farm located in eastern Oregon. Clifford Chance represented Syncora Guarantee Inc. during the sale of Los Angeles Dodgers. Syncora insures all of the notes that are outstanding under the Dodger Tickets securitization financing. The law firm's New York Sports practice handles finances for several major sports teams in North America.
Area of practice

Clifford Chance practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution & Risk Management
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Employment & Incentives
Awards and recognitions

Global 2012 awards: Receives multiple prizes at the ALB Australasian awards Wins International Law Firm of the Year 2012 at first Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards Wins TMT Middle East Law Firm of the Year Award for third consecutive year Advice recognition on 10 Airfinance Journal Deals of the Year Crowned Pan-European Legal Advisor of the Year Named Law Firm of the Year (transactions) in the 2011 Private Equity International Awards Tops the PLC Private Equity Super League Recognition at Chambers Europe Awards Advice recognition on three Asia Pacific deals of the year 2011 as voted by Project Finance Magazine Advice recognition on 'Equity Deal of the Year' Awarded by Asia Legal Business China Law Awards 2011 Receives 11 awards at the IFLR Europe Awards, including 'International Law Firm of the Year' Wins Spanish Law Firm of the Year 2011, at the MIP Global Awards 2012 Wins Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year in Europe Awarded European and North American Fund Formation Law Firm awards by PERE magazine Clifford Chance is awarded two top prizes by Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2012 Recognition of Partners in their field of expertise at the ILO Client Choice Awards Wins 'Restructuring Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards Awarded 'In-house Community Firm of the Year 2011' by Asian-Mena Counsel Magazine Wins 'Best Islamic Legal Advisory Firm' at the Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards ceremony held in February 2012


Clifford Chance believes that global law firms need to take into account local law and standards to be successful. The firm believes in equal opportunities beyond mere compliance with anti-discrimination. Promoting diversity in the work environment is one of our main ideals where everyone gets a chance to succeed. No discrimination is encouraged on the basis of gender, marital and civil partnership status or even on grounds of social or economic background and disability. The firm denounces religious dogmatism and anything prohibited under applicable law. Clifford Chance encourages hiring of people with varying backgrounds who can bring ideas and innovations to the table. To encourage the individuality of each of the colleagues is a fundamental aspect of the firm's values and critical to its business success. The firm has applied the equal Opportunities policy on all grounds, including recruitment and selection along with employment terms: pay, promotion, and training. Individual abilities and merits are taken into consideration during selection. All interests of the employees are secured by a broad range of policies, practices and procedures by the company too.

Summer associate program

Clifford Chance recognizes how critical it is for law students to get some work experience before they complete their studies. Internships are offered to students who are living in the US or overseas so that they get to learn how to work in an international law firm. The Clifford Chance Summer Program offers law students to get experience on major transactions and cases. One can know much about the top attorneys in legal surroundings and while programs are organized elsewhere, summer associates might get a coveted opportunity to spend part of the time in one of the offices based in a foreign location. Clifford Chance offers students a complete hands-on introduction to the practices and the firm. Summer law clerks are expected to complete many assignments such as conducting legal research, assisting with securities filings, perform investigations and analyses. Our summer assigning process allows summer law clerks to receive assignments from many practice groups, as needed.

Working for the Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance offers a mix of practice areas and employees working together because of its base in nearly 24 countries. In part due to the size, and due to the international nature, the firm boasts of a broad mix of international lawyers. By having teams of lawyers with different backgrounds, qualifications, and experiences helps the firm to better legal and commercial solutions. The different perspectives have helped the lawyers to stimulate discussion and even innovate. The employed will be working in one of the six practices - depending on the area of expertise. The nature of the allocated client base and the work that they will handle will decide their colleagues. Working together as a team is emphasized more than anything. Sharing knowledge is what the firm believes in. As a firm, it believes in allocating responsibility to everyone.

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Clifford Chance LOCATIONS


Clifford Chance Headquarters

10 Upper Bank Street
London, LONDON
E14 5JJ


Clifford Chance Office

Droogbak 1a ,
1013 GE Amsterdam , PO Box 251, 1000 AG

31 20 7119 143 phone
31 20 7119 999 fax


Clifford Chance Office

Av. Diagonal 682
Barcelona, CATALUNA

+34 93 344 22 00 phone
+34 93 344 22 22 fax


Clifford Chance Office

Paseo de la Castellana 110
Madrid, MADRID

+34 91 590 75 00 phone
+34 91 590 75 75 fax


Clifford Chance Office

2001 K Street NW
Washington, DC

202-912-5000 phone
202-912-6000 fax

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