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Firm profile for UK 2022

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Managing Partner: Matthew Layton

Senior Partner: Jeroen Ouwehand

Executive Partner & Legal Counsel: Robin Abraham

Number of partners: 570

Number of fee-earners: 3,600

Offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Delhi, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Newcastle, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC

Clifford Chance has a best friends relationship with Redcliffe Partners in Ukraine.

Clifford Chance has a co-operation agreement with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in Riyadh.

Firm Overview 

Clifford Chance is 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, the firm prides itself on its approachable, collegiate and team based way of working. The firm always strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not for profit organisations. The firm provides them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Contacts:  

Administrative & Public Law: Andrew Dean

Arbitration (International): Audley Sheppard

Asset Finance: William Glaister

Banking: Rob Lee

Banking Litigation: Matthew Newick, Ian Moulding

Civil Fraud: Roger Best

Commercial: Andre Duminy

Commercial Litigation: Matthew Newick

Construction: David Metzger

Contentious Trusts: Jeremy Kosky

Corporate Finance: Melissa Fogarty, Nigel Wellings

Defamation: Simon Davis

Derivatives: Habib Motani

Employee Benefits: Sonia Gilbert

Employment: Alistair Woodland

Energy & Natural Resources: Russell Wells

Environment: Nigel Howorth

EU & Competition: Greg Olsen

Financial Services: Simon Crown

Insolvency & Restructuring: Philip Hertz

Insurance: Katherine Coates

Intellectual Property: Vanessa Marsland

International Capital Markets: Adrian Cartwright

IT: Joachim Fleury

Life Sciences: Alex Nourry

Marketing & Advertising: Vanessa Marsland

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: Russell Wells

Public Policy: Phillip Souta

Public Procurement: Andrew Dean

Rail: Alex Nourry

Real Estate/Finance: Andrew Carnegie

Regulatory: Roger Best

Retail: David Pudge

Sovereign Debt Rescheduling: Deborah Zandstra

Structured Debt & Trusts: Andrew Forryan

Structured Finance: Robert Lee

Tax: Chris Davies

Telecommunications: Joachim Fleury

VAT: David Saleh

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK  

Capital Markets:

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.

Corporate:

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.

Finance:

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.

Real Estate:

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 & Incentives:

Truly global practices featuring first-class contentious capability ensure that our Tax, Employment, Incentives and Pensions groups are market leaders in their respective disciplines. Unlike many competitors, we have offices with tax expertise across the globe and with over 170 tax advisors worldwide, we possess one of the largest international tax groups of any single law firm. We deliver commercial advice across the full spectrum of international and domestic tax issues and have unparalleled experience in advising on cross-border transactions.

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.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 USA 2022 Europe 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 Greater China Region 2022 Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Crisis & Risk Management 2021

Contributions

Total 12 contributions

Law and Practice

Fintech 2022 in UK

Authors: Simon Crown, Laura Douglas, Meera Ragha, Monica Sah

Trends and Developments

Antitrust Litigation 2021 in USA

Authors: Tim Cornell, Robert Houck, Peter Mucchetti, Brian Yin

Trends and Developments

Antitrust Litigation 2021 in Germany

Authors: Michael J.R. Kremer, Christine Nowak

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 9 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

Clifford Chance advises Baikal Mining Company on the execution of equipment supply agreement

Authors: Timur Aitkulov, Sandy Hall, Ella Omelchenko, Irina Steinberg, Chris Starkey

Highlight

Clifford Chance advises CDB Aviation on a lease of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Nordwind

Authors: Vadim Turtsev, Dmitry Elkin, Victoria Bortkevicha

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Banking & Finance: Borrowers: Big-Ticket
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Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
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Banking & Finance: Sponsors
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Banking Litigation
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Capital Markets: Debt
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Capital Markets: Derivatives
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Charles Cochrane
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David Robson
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Simon SinclairCapital Markets: Debt
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10 Upper Bank Street

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Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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