About Clifford Chance LLP
At Clifford Chance our goal is to be at the forefront of the elite group of international law firms. To join us you will need to share our ambition and our willingness to grasp new opportunities, both in the UK and internationally. You’ll need to appreciate the commercial context in which we offer advice and enjoy helping businesses and individuals address the challenges of succeeding in increasingly complex and global markets. And you’ll need to enjoy playing an important role – and developing your individual potential – as part of an exceptionally talented legal team.
Our firm Our practice is broad and far-reaching, engaging with the issues and decisions that drive our clients’ success. Clifford Chance advises multi-national and domestic corporates, financial institutions, regulatory authorities, supranational bodies, governments and government agencies. We work internationally and domestically; under common law and civil law systems; in local and cross-border transactions and disputes; on day-to-day operations and on ‘game-changing’ transformational deals and issues.
Clifford Chance is regularly singled out for the quality of its client service and legal expertise. Recent accolades include: International Law Firm of the Year for Europe (IFLR Europe Awards 2012), the Middle East (Corporate Counsel Awards 2012) and Asia Pacific (Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2012), and more tier-one rankings in the global tables of Chambers Global 2012 than any other firm. In the past year, we have further extended our international network to include offices in Morocco, building on the establishment of offices in Turkey, Qatar and Australia in 2011. We will continue growing to anticipate our clients' future needs for clarity of cross-border legal advice and insight, focusing on key markets across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Our business is organised into six global and sector-leading practices – Corporate, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance – in which you will undertake mandatory rotations as part of your two-year training contract – plus Real Estate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Tax, Pensions and Employment.
Our people Clifford Chance is a firm of exceptional lawyers drawn from a wide range of backgrounds – there is no one ‘type’ here. Instead, we aim to recruit people who can help us to give our clients a competitive edge in challenging situations. We’re interested in people who have the potential to become outstanding lawyers – regardless of what you have studied at university. That means you’ll need to be able to think on your feet, to offer and embrace new ideas and to play your part in a team that is likely to span practice areas, offices and time zones.
Our offer We ask a lot of our trainees. Focus and dedication are essential, but you’ll also need to be flexible and willing to adapt to new challenges and a lot of responsibility. Counterbalancing this is a level of investment in your career development and a level of international opportunity that is only offered by a handful of professional services firms.