The Firm

Combining the highest global standards with local expertise, Clifford Chance is a truly pioneering law firm. 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. It is a firm which spans jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, Clifford Chance offers clients a truly international perspective.

The Work

Working with multinationals, governments and regulatory bodies, the firms work is complex and challenging. 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. 

Recent examples of their work include advising Santander on the sale of its stake in Thames Water to the China Investment Corporation. Clifford Chance were appointed by the Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022 on their bid for the FIFA World Cup. They have also advised Royal Dutch Shell on its US$4.4bn acquisition of part of Repsol's LNG portfolio.

Training Profile and Training

Clifford Chance seeks to hire high-calibre individuals who have the potential to become great lawyers. Individuals are recruited from a wider range of backgrounds than is often the case in elite law firms. Wherever they come from, what makes them stand out is their exceptional intellect, inherent business sense and a challenging thinking style. 

Clifford Chance has designed a training contract to give you the breadth of experience you need to emerge as a confident business advisor. The four rotations will include seats in the firm’s core areas of Finance, Corporate and Capital Markets, plus one other. Wherever possible, the training will reflect one’s interests and ambitions. Trainees will take real responsibility for their work, learning from established experts and gaining exposure to high profile deals. It's a refreshing and stimulating environment. One where your unique talents will have the space to shine, develop and make a real impact.

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