Managing Partner: Matthew Layton
Senior Partner: Malcolm Sweeting
Executive Partner & Legal Counsel: Chris Perrin
Number of partners: 570
Number of other fee-earners: 2,700
International Offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Newcastle, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC.
Clifford Chance Asia is a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore between Clifford Chance Pte Ltd and Cavenagh Law LLP. Clifford Chance is also in association with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm.
Administrative & Public Law: Phillip Souta
Arbitration (International): Audley Sheppard
Asset Finance: William Glaister
Banking: Rob Lee
Banking Litigation: Matthew Newick, Ian Moulding
Civil Fraud: Roger Best
Collective Investments: Owen Lysak
Commercial: Daniel Sandelson
Commercial Litigation: Jeremy Sandelson, Simon Davis
Construction: David Metzger
Contentious Trusts: Jeremy Kosky, Jeremy Sandelson
Corporate Finance: David Pearson
Defamation: Simon Davis
Derivatives: Habib Motani
Employee Benefits: Christopher Goodwill
Employment: Christopher Goodwill
Energy & Natural Resources: Jeremy Connick
Environment: Nigel Howorth
EU & Competition: Alex Nourry
Financial Services: Christopher Bates
Hotels: Sarah Thomas
Insolvency & Restructuring: Philip Hertz
Insurance: Katherine Coates
Intellectual Property: Vanessa Marsland
International Capital Markets: Adrian Cartwright
IT: Daniel Sandelson
Life Sciences: Alex Nourry
Marketing & Advertising: Vanessa Marsland
Media: Daniel Sandelson
Pensions: Hywel Robinson
PFI: Michael Pearson
Planning: Nigel Howorth
Private Equity (MBOs/Funds): Simon Tinkler
Product Liability: J A Acratopulo
Professional Negligence: Simon Davis
Project Finance: Jeremy Connick
Public Policy/Sector: Phillip Souta
Rail: Alex Nourry
Real Estate/Finance: Jonathan Solomon
Regulatory: Roger Best
Retail: David Pudge
Sovereign Debt Rescheduling: Andrew Yianni
Structured Debt & Trusts: Andrew Forryan
Structured Finance: Robert Lee
Tax: David Harkness
Telecommunications: Joachim Fleury, Jenine Hulsmann
VAT: David Saleh
THE FIRM International law firm Clifford Chance combines the highest global standards with local expertise. Leading lawyers from different backgrounds and nationalities come together as one firm, offering unrivalled depth of legal resources across the key markets of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax, pensions and employment, and litigation and dispute resolution. Through a strong understanding of clients’ cultures and objectives, Clifford Chance draws on the full breadth of its legal skills to provide results-driven, commercial advice.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
The capital markets practice comprises over 215 partners and lawyers who concentrate on securities transactions and other products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service US and UK securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centres. It provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities as well as convertible and other derivative and structured securities.
The corporate practice, which comprises 680 legal advisers worldwide, handles some of the world’s largest and most complex M&A transactions. It combines global transaction capability with a full service of English, US and civil law expertise in the key financial centres across Europe, the Americas and Asia. In addition to mainstream M&A, the firm also encompasses leading specialist practices in: commercial contracts, competition and antitrust, communications, energy, healthcare, financial institutions, funds, investment banking, insurance, media and technology and private equity.
Clifford Chance’s finance practice, which comprises over 740 legal advisers worldwide, is the leading international finance practice of any law firm. The practice provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance. It advises regulatory authorities, supranational bodies, governments and government agencies and actively helps to shape the market through working with market organisations to develop documentation, policy and best practice.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm has a team of more than 420 litigators internationally and has experience in virtually all segments of the business and financial markets across multiple jurisdictions. The firm works with clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively - whether through arbitration, litigation or other techniques. It also works with clients to develop compliance programmes that minimise future litigation risks. The firm is currently representing clients in some of the largest and most significant actions, particularly in antitrust/ competition litigation, white-collar, regulatory, insurance, banking securities and international arbitration.
Clifford Chance’s leading real estate practice, with over 115 partners and lawyers worldwide, offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability. The practice advises the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, PFI/PPP, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.
Tax, Pensions & Employment:
Clifford Chance has one of the world’s largest international tax groups within a single law firm, with over 140 tax advisers worldwide. The firm is uniquely placed to provide leading edge advice to clients, and the practice is structured on an integrated global basis. Local tax groups within the practice work closely with areas such as securitisation, securities, M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds. The pan-European VAT Group advises on all areas of VAT and has particular strength advising on novel and complex issues in the structured finance, financial services, corporate finance and real estate sectors. The employment group advises on all key employment issues from appointment and severance of senior executives to collective dismissals, contractual documentation and policies, outsourcing of services, discrimination and equal opportunities, immigration, works councils, trade unions and high court and tribunal litigation.
RECRUITMENT As well as recruiting the best people, the firm insists on the professional development of all its employees. The firm’s lawyers work continuously to develop both legal and personal skills through the training programmes offered by the ‘in-house’ law education system, the Clifford Chance Academy.
Visit www.cliffordchance.com/careers for more information on opportunities within the firm.