Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms. As our clients and their interests have become more global, we have responded by building a truly global law firm – perhaps the first of its kind – with a strong presence in every major financial centre across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For the third year running we have more tier-one international practices than any other firm, according to Chambers Global 2011.
With 33 offices in 22 countries and six global practice areas, Clifford Chance continues to evolve and expand as new markets emerge. Through this platform we are able to provide clients all over the world with sector-leading knowledge and commercial insight combined with local expertise and execution.
We recently opened offices in Perth and Sydney, Doha and Istanbul. We are also expanding our presence in China – where we have offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Meanwhile, our Singapore-based India capital markets team, set up in January 2009, has gone from strength to strength. The location means that we are geographically close to India and accessible to the international investment banks, which base their India-related functions in Singapore or Hong Kong.
What does this global outlook mean for people who join Clifford Chance?
Opportunities and exposure. Our international reach enables us to attract the most challenging and interesting work from clients all over the world. It enables us to connect our people with high-calibre colleagues around the world, and to build effective teams that span time zones, geographies, languages and cultures. For you as developing lawyers it means interesting, high-profile legal matters on which to cut your teeth, the opportunity to work overseas and to develop a truly international career. In addition to the opportunity to spend one of your training seats in an overseas office, you will also be encouraged to consider international opportunities as part of your career development. International secondments are common and last year over 80 per cent of our trainees were seconded to other countries.
We have never been afraid of being the first to respond to new developments in the legal market; to anticipate the cross-border nature of business today; to take ideas that work in one part of the world and to apply them, with thought and flexibility, in another. Our working environment – the people who work here, the work that we do, the facilities we enjoy and the way we behave – reflects these international aspirations and makes the most of our multicultural strengths.
Our international capabilities include offices in: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kyiv, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Riyadh*, Rome, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw and Washington DC.
*Clifford Chance has a co-operation agreement with Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm in Riyadh.
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