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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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  • SHA - Internship Scheme
    Law Practice

    An internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people.   We recruit students that we believe have...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Shanghai 25/F, HKRI Centre Tower 2, HKRI Taikoo Hui 288 Shi Men Yi Road 200041, China
  • SHA - Traineeship Programme
    Law Practice

    We have an established trainee programme for graduates from PRC law schools and junior PRC lawyers. The traineeship normally lasts 2 years and is...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Shanghai 25/F, HKRI Centre Tower 2, HKRI Taikoo Hui 288 Shi Men Yi Road 200041, China
  • BEI - Internship Scheme
    Law Practice

    An internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people. We recruit students that we believe have the pote...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Beijing 33/F China World Office Building 1 No 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie Chaoyang 100004, China
  • BEI - Traineeship Programme
    Law Practice

    We have an established trainee programme for graduates from PRC law schools and junior PRC lawyers.   The traineeship normally lasts 2 yea...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Beijing 33/F China World Office Building 1 No 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie Chaoyang 100004, China
  • BEL - Belgian graduates
    Law Practice

    Our junior lawyers start their traineeship in September or October each year. Candidates should apply between October and end December to start their...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Brussels Avenue Louise 65, 1050 Bruxelles Avenue Louise 65, Box 2 Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • BEL - Spontaneous applications
    Law Practice

    Company Summary Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients to achieve their goals by combining the highest global stan...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Brussels Avenue Louise 65, 1050 Bruxelles Avenue Louise 65, Box 2 Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • GBR - PRIME work placement (Newcastle), 27-29 October 2020
    Law Practice

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

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Newcastle CLIFFORD CHANCE NOMINEES LTD Partnership House NE3 3AF, United Kingdom
  • HKG - Winter Vacation Scheme 2021
    Law Practice

    A vacation scheme is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people. We recruit students that we...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Hong Kong Location 27th Floor Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central One Connaught Place Central , China
  • GBR - PRIME work placement, 15 - 18 February 2021
    Law Practice

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

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location London Graduates , United Kingdom
  • Advocaat-stagiair(e)
    Law Practice

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

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    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...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Amsterdam Droogbak 1A, PO Box 251 Amsterdam 1000AG, Netherlands
  • HR Assistant (Well versed in French Language)
    Law Practice

    HR Assistant to be based in our Delhi office and will supports the Paris and Casablanca offices on all HR topics.   New Joiner Proce...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • Senior Manager-Finance Governance Policy
    Law Practice

    The broad scope of this role involves reporting to the AVP of Financial Governance, Policy and Best Practice and working in a newly created team to im...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • Associate Team Lead - Microsoft based Technologies
    Law Practice

    As Associate Team Lead of Application Support team, you will support business users across CC offices to get better end user experience. Th...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • HR Executive (Recruitment), Spain
    Law Practice

    Job Summary Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading international law firms, helping clients to achieve their goals by combining the hig...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Madrid Paseo de la Castellana, 110 Madrid Madrid 28046, Spain
  • RPA Lead
    Law Practice

    What we need: Mandatory Skills At least 2-4 years of experience in design, development, testing and deployment of bots using Automation Anywh...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • Process Expert (Project Operations)
    Law Practice

    Key Responsibilities The Process Expert – CMI will work within a team of colleagues in managing projects and support operations as required....

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • Deputy Manager-Financial Gov. & Policy
    Law Practice

    The broad scope of this role involves reporting to the AVP of Financial Governance, Policy and Best Practice and working in a newly created team to im...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • Senior Associate - Pricing Analytics
    Law Practice

    Key Responsibilities : Support the Global Pricing Team, Business development teams, Management teams in driving the Firm's strategic objectives...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
  • Paralegal Apprentice (24 Month FTC)
    Law Practice

    Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local exp...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Newcastle CLIFFORD CHANCE NOMINEES LTD Partnership House NE3 3AF, United Kingdom
  • Module Lead
    Law Practice

      Job Title Module Lead-DevOps(.net support)   Job Summary   As Module Lead of Applic...

    Expires on 10/08/2020
    Location Clifford Chance, Delhi Clifford Chance Business Services Pvt. Ltd. Ambience Corporate Tower II, Unit no 3, 1st Floor, Plot no 3 Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India

    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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    Date: Tuesday 21st JulyTime: 2:00 PM (GMT +1)Join myGwork every Tuesday for our weekly Students Bites, a weekly round-up of our news and insight from industry experts!About this EventJoin myGwork every Tuesday for our Students Bites, a weekly round-up of the news from myGwork followed by an interview with an industry guest speaker! This week,&...

    Date Jul 21, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT+1
    Online

    Insight Days give you the chance to explore our culture first hand before you go to university.If you think that a career in law could be for you then this varied and carefully structured insight day is designed to help participants understand what a career in law involves and what it offers. It's a great opportunity to learn about the industr...

    Date Mar 5, 2020 , GMT+1
    London/United Kingdom

    Insight Days give you the chance to explore our culture first hand before you go to university.If you think that a career in law could be for you then this varied and carefully structured insight day is designed to help participants understand what a career in law involves and what it offers. It's a great opportunity to learn about the industr...

    Date Mar 5, 2020 , GMT+1
    London/United Kingdom

    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 GMT+1
    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 GMT+1
    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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