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Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance

About Us

We are 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, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.




We expect our people to put the interests of our clients first: we invest in understanding client organisations, their operating context and the opportunities and challenges they face.

We give practical advice: we draw on the huge range and depth of our expertise to develop commercial, effective solutions for clients.

We believe in the power of teams, rather than individuals: to secure successful outcomes, we bring together groups of people with just the right mix of sector, product and jurisdictional knowledge.

We invest for the future: we have always taken the view that we must invest today to build the firm our clients will need 15, 20 or more years into the future. As a result, our resources are second to none, whether our people, our know-how, our approach to client service, or our sheer geographic footprint across 32 major financial centres across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

As a leader in our field, we are rightly held to high standards in all we do. We are committed to inspiring the trust of our stakeholders by making Responsible Business a central part of our strategy. This encompasses how we do business and manage risk, as well as our commitment to our peoplecommunities and the environment.

Last, but not least, we aim to be easy to work with, down to earth and approachable.



Diversity and Inclusion

As a leading law firm, we recruit the best talent from around the world. It is essential to our commercial strategy that we foster an inclusive culture so that we can provide our clients with the best advice.

Many of the world's leading organisations look to Clifford Chance not just for legal expertise but for advice on business-critical issues. They place us in this position of trust because:

Our clients are made up of a diverse range of businesses. To find ever better solutions to our clients' most important challenges, we must build the best team, made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds, which is nurtured and developed in an inclusive and collegiate environment.

We are committed to increasing diversity within the firm and report yearly on the inclusion and diversity commitments we have made. These include our target of improving the gender balance in our partnership so that women make up at least 30%, and our undertaking to improve ethnic diversity within the firm.

We are focused on promoting social mobility, particularly through our London recruitment process, and are involved in a number of initiatives, which aim to attract and support employees from less advantaged backgrounds.

Inclusion and diversity is not just a commercial imperative for the firm. It is also important to our people, many of whom are involved in internal diversity networks, such as Arcus, our global LGBT+ network.

The work we have been doing at both a global and a local level was recognised when we were ranked in 2017 among the top 5 UK best employers for LGBT+ colleagues in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. We were also recognised in the Asian Legal Business Diversity List 2016. Our managing partner, Matthew Layton, features on the 2016 OUTstanding Leading Ally Executives List, presented by the Financial Times. The list recognises leading individuals in business who have made a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusivity, we support our people in establishing diversity networks, which focus on the recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse employees.


Arcus is our global LGBT+ community. Derived from the Latin for rainbow, Arcus is a powerful symbol of inclusivity and diversity that seeks to promote a culture where employees feel comfortable about being open about their sexual orientation.


At Clifford Chance, we embrace a learning culture, where individuals are supported in their pursuit of opportunities for their professional and personal development. The Clifford Chance Academy provides classroom and online training for all of our people.

The Academy offers a wide range of classroom and online legal and business skills training to lawyers and business services staff of all levels of experience. We are focused on aligning our learning and development programmes with our vision and strategy. This means regularly reviewing the full suite of programmes currently provided, including technical, commercial and soft skills development to ensure they support the firm's priorities.

Our courses help our people develop consistently excellent legal, business and commercial skills, which will assist us as firm in meeting our goals, and be of life-long benefit to the individuals who participate in them. Courses are highly interactive and practical, delivered by expert trainers and specifically tailored to Clifford Chance.

We attach great importance to high-quality technical training for our lawyers, but our legal perspectives must be married with a sharp business focus. This depends on developing a stronger understanding of clients' operating environments, so we have expanded programmes that support relationship-building, business development, management and sector focus workshops. 


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    • Graduate IT Engineer 2022
      Law Practice

      Clifford Chance's new  IT Graduate Engineer Programme. We're offering two opportunities for you to join us either as an IT End U...

      Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
    • INTERFACE - 25th November 2021
      Law Practice

         Event Title   INTERFACE 2021 Location   10 Upper Bank Street, London...

      Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
    • ACCESS two-year Development Programme (London)
      Law Practice

        Clifford Chance is proud to be a founding member of PRIME. Through PRIME, we are committed to ensuring that anyone who wants to enter...

      Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
    • ACCEPT - 24th November 2021
      Law Practice

      Event Title   ACCEPT Location   10 Upper Bank Street, London Date &n...

      Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
    • IGNITE Training Contract - London
      Law Practice

      Job Title: Trainee Solicitor - Clifford Chance IGNITE Job Type: Fixed Term Location: 10 Upper Bank Street, London Salary:...

      Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
    • SPARK London 2022
      Law Practice

      SPARK is our award-winning opportunity to gain an insider's view into what a career in law can look like. This opportunity is for individuals in the...

      Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
    • Training Contract 2023 - London
      Law Practice

      Job Title: Trainee Solicitor  You will gain the breadth of experience you need to emerge as a confident solicitor. You will have four...

      Location London - 10 Upper Bank Street 10 Upper Bank St Canary Wharf London E14 5JJ, United Kingdom
    • Training Contract 2024 - London
      Law Practice

      Job Title: Trainee Solicitor  You will gain the breadth of experience you need to emerge as a confident solicitor. You will have f...

      Location London - 10 Upper Bank Street 10 Upper Bank St Canary Wharf London E14 5JJ, United Kingdom
    • Graduate Recruitment and Development Manager – Hong Kong
      Law Practice

      Applications close on 29 October Job Overview This job manages all aspects of graduate recruitment & development for the Hong Kong office, incl...

      Location Hong Kong Location 27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central One Connaught Place Central , Hong Kong
    • Legal Intern - Global Financial Markets
      Law Practice

      Job Overview     Within our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working, you will collaborate with the Team that advises o...

      Location Milan Piazzetta M. Bossi, 3 Via Broletto 16 Milan 20121, Italy
    • Summer Students 2022 Madrid
      Law Practice

      Job Details Students in the penultimate year of their Spanish law graduate degree are invited to apply for a work placement in our Madrid office,...

      Location Madrid Paseo de la Castellana, 110 Madrid Madrid 28046, Spain
    • Innovation & Best Delivery Internship (Summer 2022)
      Law Practice

      Back in 1980 we opened our Hong Kong office, our first in Asia Pacific, and today we are the leading international firm in the region.   O...

      Location Hong Kong Location 27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central One Connaught Place Central , Hong Kong
    • Finance & Accounting Internship
      Law Practice

      For our Milan office, reporting to our Head of Finance, we are looking for an Finance & Accounting Intern. that will be involved and will provid...

      Location Milan Piazzetta M. Bossi, 3 Via Broletto 16 Milan 20121, Italy
    • Trainee Lawyer - Employment Milan
      Law Practice

      Our experienced Employment Team works with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues. We not only cover the t...

      Location Milan Piazzetta M. Bossi, 3 Via Broletto 16 Milan 20121, Italy
    • Clifford Chance Scholarship for diverse students – Continental Europe
      Law Practice

      Opportunity: We are glad to announce the launch of the Clifford Chance Continental Europe Scholarship for diverse students which aims at helping t...

      Location Frankfurt Junghofstraße 14 Frankfurt am Main 60311, Germany
    • Clifford Chance Asia Summer Internship Programme 2022
      Law Practice

      A summer internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people. This opportunity not only allows you to gain w...

      Location Singapore Location #25-01 Marina Bay, Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Boulevard #25-01 Marina Bay 018982, Singapore
    • HKG - Summer Vacation Scheme 2022
      Law Practice

      A vacation scheme is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people.   Joining our vacation sche...

      Location Hong Kong Location 27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central One Connaught Place Central , Hong Kong
    • HKG - Training Contract 2022
      Law Practice

      A rare opportunity for a 2022 Training Contract has arisen in our Hong Kong office. We are interested to hear from applicants who are currently stud...

      Location Hong Kong Location 27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central One Connaught Place Central , Hong Kong
    • HKG - GLOW 2022 (1st year programme)
      Law Practice

      GLOW is Clifford Chance's unique opportunity for exceptional first year students to gain an insiders view into what a career in law can look like....

      Location Hong Kong Location 27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central One Connaught Place Central , Hong Kong
    • Middle East Training Contract
      Law Practice

      Job Title:   Trainee Solicitor Job Type:   Fixed Term Location: &...

      Location Dubai Level 15, Burj Daman, Al Sa'ada St - Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai International Financial Centre Dubai , United Arab Emirates
    • Lawyer for the English Law Capital Markets practice in Madrid
      Law Practice

      Job Details We are seeking to recruit an excellent junior to mid-level English law-qualified Solicitor to join our English law Capital Markets pra...

      Location Madrid Paseo de la Castellana, 110 Madrid Madrid 28046, Spain
    • Advocaat-stagiair(e)
      Law Practice

      Wie zoeken wij   Wij zijn doorlopend op zoek naar talentvolle advocaat-stagiairs. Flexibiliteit, gedrevenheid en een pragmatische inst...

      Location Amsterdam Droogbak 1A, PO Box 251 Amsterdam 1000AG, Netherlands
    • Student-stagiair(e)
      Law Practice

      Studentstage bij Clifford Chance Zit jij in de laatste fase van je studie rechten en ben je benieuwd naar onze praktijk? Dan is het lopen van ee...

      Location Amsterdam Droogbak 1A, PO Box 251 Amsterdam 1000AG, Netherlands

      An Interview with Narind Singh, Partner at Clifford Chance Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your career? I am a partner at Clifford Chance in the Corporate department and I am also Chair of our Inclusion Committee.  Do you think it’s important to talk specifically about LGBTQ+ mental health?Yes, of course. The statistics...

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      An interview with Katharine Wadia, Lawyer at Clifford Chance Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at your organisation.My name is Katharine Wadia and I am an out (and proud) bisexual woman. I have recently qualified into the incentives team at my law firm, Clifford Chance and I am involved in the education and awareness p...

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      The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK. Each award is partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award, spons...

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      By Tate Smith, Legal Support Secretary at Clifford ChanceDO implement a Trans Policy in your workplace or push for one to be drafted. Consult trans people so you have proper provisions in place to support transitioning and protect trans colleagues from harassment and bullying.DO stand up for your trans colleagues if you hear someone misge...

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      Arcus is Clifford Chance’s global network for their LGBTQIA+ colleagues and allies, with 100 members in the UK alone and 300 around the world, it’s a prime example of how global networks can be utilised to bring people together, push for workplace inclusion and play a vital role in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality. Arcus began in 2006 with thei...

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      An interview with Deon Fang (He/Him), London Trainee How has Clifford Chances' LGBTQ+ Network, Arcus, reacted to the pandemic?The London network, and Georgie in particular, jumped into action when the pandemic started. We knew that it could be a particularly difficult time for LGBTQ+ people, since the lockdown could cause isolation from others...

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      An interview with Fraser Morel (He/Him), Knowledge & Information Manager and Amsterdam Arcus Chair What is your role within Arcus?I have been an active member of Arcus globally and in Amsterdam particularly over the last decade. I set up our Amsterdam Arcus network around nine years ago, and have spearheaded all activities o...

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      An interview with Christie-Lee Malek (She/Her), Executive Assistant & Australia Arcus Co-lead What is your role within Arcus?I am the Co-lead of Arcus Australia. When did the Arcus Australia Network first  begin?In 2018, myself and Arcus Co-Lead Nathan Eastwood founded the Arcus Australia Network. After working at Clifford C...

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      An interview with Georgie Court (She/Her), Global Inclusion Specialist at Clifford ChanceWhen did Arcus first begin?Arcus began 13 years ago in 2007 which also happens to be the first year that we ran the Arcus PRIDE Art show. How many members does the network have?We have about 100 active members in the UK and 300 globally Where are thes...

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      An interview with Georgie Court, Global Inclusion Specialist at Clifford ChancePlease tell us a bit about yourself?My name is Georgie Court and I am the Global Inclusion Specialist at Clifford Chance. As a firm, we are committed to establishing an inclusive culture, where people from a range of backgrounds work effectively together, and can feel co...

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      Tate is a 20-year-old trans man who works in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team at Clifford Chance as a Junior Legal Support Secretary. Can you please tell us about your experience transitioning? Did you get the support you expected? I came out as trans when I was 16 and then had to go back into the closet due to lack of home su...

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      Foreword 2019 is a landmark year for LGBT+ people: the 50-year anniversary of the famous Stonewall riots and just over 30 years since the UK implemented its homophobic Section 28 regulations. The milestone year has left us wondering – with hate crimes against LGBT+ people increasing (including in the workplace) and people still...

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      MYGWORK’S LOUISE SINNERTON SITS DOWN WITH THOMAS GANLY FROM CLIFFORD CHANCE 26-year-old Thomas Ganly, sits down with myGwork’s Louise Sinnerton to talk about walking into his first job as a trainee solicitor.Why did you want to be a lawyer? I guess I’m a bit of a geek in a way, and have always enjoyed intellectual stimulation, I...

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      Tom identifies as both Gay and Autistic and has recently graduated from Lancaster University, where he studied Management and Information Technology. Whilst there he was actively involved in the Student’s Union, setting up his own society, Lancaster University’s Sign Language Society, to help foster deaf inclusion on campus. In addition to thi...

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      How important is to be out at work? How have you supported colleagues coming out? Clifford Chance is committed to establishing an inclusive culture, where people from diverse backgrounds work effectively together, and can feel comfortable and confident to develop to their potential. We believe it is important for people to be able to brin...

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      Third interview of the mygwork series #IamOutatWork, Toby Horner, Clifford ChanceToby Horner, a 29-year-old HR Specialist and graduate from Bournemouth University talks about coming out at work. After studying a communications degree and working as the President of the university Students' Union Toby found his way to London wher...

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      Interview of Georgie Court, Graduate recruitment specialist at Clifford Chance in London, for #biweekWhich letter of the LGBTQI do you identify as and why? Queer. To me queer is an umbrella term that means 'something other than heterosexual' and that definitely best represents me. My sexuality is fluid and changes regularly so Queer is a...

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      Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to join a global law firm with one of the most pre-eminent legal practices in the world. Our Open Days and Vacation Schemes give you those first insights into a dynamic career in law. Our Training Contract will transform you from a talented beginner to a professional lawyer. Join us and you will experience...

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      ACCEPT is Clifford Chance's ground-breaking one-day conference that provides an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students interested in a career in law, to hear from senior role models and understand how your sexuality can complement your career. ACCEPT is in partnership with National Student Pride and myGwork. It’s just one of the ways in which Clifford...

      Date Nov 10, 2021
      Online

      Legal Cheek is partnering with Clifford Chance for a virtual student event on one of the hottest commercial awareness topics of the moment: ESG.Running from 4pm until 6pm on Wednesday 8 September, there’ll be an interactive panel discussion about key ESG themes to help students build their commercial awareness and understanding of the topic, follow...

      Date Sep 8, 2021 11:00 EDT
      Online

      With the increasing awareness around intersectionality and its importance, this community-in-focus series of panels on ethnicity explores how our identity combines with ethnicity and the resulting challenges and lived experiences this creates. With a particular focus on Black communities, this discussion will cover topics including:- What it means...

      Date Jun 14, 2021 12:40 - 13:45 BST
      Online

      ACCEPT is a ground-breaking virtual event by Clifford Chance which provides an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students interested in a career in law to hear from senior role models.Organised in partnership with Out for Australia, ACCEPT aims to help empower Australia’s LGBTQ+ students and young professionals to thrive in the legal industry. Get r...

      Date May 4, 2021
      Online

      Introducing you to TABOU - an online disability platform who are running a Pride Month Series with the sponsorship of Clifford Chance. Would you like to write a piece for the UK University-wide magazine and win £50? Well…TABOU is looking for 5 students who identify as both LGBT+ and disabled to write about any topic exploring the intersec...

      Date May 1, 2021
      Online

      The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is an annual competition aimed at finding the best undergraduates in the UK. Each award is partnered by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship, trips abroad and other exclusive opportunities.LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award, spons...

      Date Feb 1, 2021
      Online

      Join us for a very special Student Bites on the 21st of January when we'll be talking to Clifford Chance, the world's most pre-eminent Law Firm, about the Undergraduate of the Year Award. We'll be joined by previous winners and finalists to discuss what the award is, why you should apply, and tips to help you stand out as you strive to become the n...

      Date Jan 19, 2021 4:00PM BST
      Online

      Join Clifford Chance on the 13th of January at 12:00pm for a live chat on their platform about the LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award 2021. During this live chat, attendees will have a chance to talk to the team behind the award, and ask questions to learn more about how they can become the next LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year. About the LG...

      Date Jan 13, 2021 12:00-13:00pm BST
      Online

      Coffee Break is a brand-new digital series brought to you by workplace equality experts, mygwork.About this EventThese sessions will explore issues important to our community and highlight some of the amazing work being done to push forward equality and inclusion.These sessions hosted by Zoe Schulz, myGwork's Client Success Manager, will explore ho...

      Date Dec 8, 2020 2:00pm BST
      Online

      ACCEPT is our groundbreaking one-day conference that provides an opportunity for LGBT+ students interested in a career in law, to hear from senior role models and understand how your sexuality can complement your career. Hear from past ACCEPT attendees about why they think its important to be part of this inspiring student conference.<iframe wi...

      Date Nov 25, 2020 All Day BST
      Online

      Join us as we talk to attendees of last year's ACCEPT Conference, hosted by Clifford Chance, about the amazing opportunities available.Every year Clifford Chance, one of the world's most pre-eminent law firms, hosts the ACCEPT Conference in collaboration with National Student Pride and myGwork. With a jam-packed agenda for the day, attendees will h...

      Date Oct 28, 2020 2:00-3:00pm BST
      Online

      This week we spoke to Savannah Adeniyan and Deon Fang, Trainee Solicitors at Clifford Chance, about their experience coming into the firm at an entry-level as LGBT+ people, how the company reached out to support them, and advice they would give on how to survive the application process whilst standing out.

      Date Jul 21, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm BST
      Online

      ACCEPT is our Diversity and Inclusion conference that aims to provide an opportunity for LGBT+ students interested in a career in law to hear from senior role models and understand how your sexuality can complement your career. Hear from past ACCEPT attendees about why they think its important to be part of this ground-breaking student conference.&...

      Date Nov 21, 2019 10:00 am BST
      Clifford Chance

      ACCEPT is our Diversity and Inclusion conference that aims to provide an opportunity for LGBT students interested in a career in law to hear from senior role models and understand why it's important to bring your full and authentic self to work each day. The day will conclude with an evening panel event with keynote speakers celebrating Trans...

      Date Nov 22, 2018 11:am-9:00pm BST
      London/United Kingdom
      Georgie C.

      Clifford Chance is a wonderful place to work and it is really great that there is such am emphasis on diversity and inclusion in all it's forms. The workplace can often be a daunting place for a bisexual woman but at Clifford Chance I've really been encouraged to be as open as possible and it's meant that I can truly bring my whole-self to work.
      I enjoy working as part of a fast-paced team and even though I have only been at Clifford Chance for 10 months, I very much feel part of the family.

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