- www.: cliffordchance.com
- tel: +852 2825 8888
- fax: +852 2825 8800
- Managing Partner: David Childs
- Senior Partner: Malcolm Sweeting
- Managing Partner (Asia-Pacific): Peter Charlton
- Number of partners: 585
- Number of other fee-earners: 2850
- Number of staff: 6075
- International Offices: The firm also has offices in Brussels, Belgium; São Paulo, Brazil; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, Germany; Milan and Rome, Italy; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Casablanca, Morocco; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Warsaw, Poland; Doha, Qatar; Bucharest, Romania; Moscow, Russia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia*; Barcelona and Madrid, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Kyiv, Ukraine; London, United Kingdom; and New York and Washington, DC, USA.
Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm operates across the four key markets of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and 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.The firm has 34 offices in 24 countries with some 3,200 legal advisers. Clifford Chance operates across Asia Pacific,with offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and soon Seoul. With over 400 lawyers in Asia Pacific alone, it is one of the largest international firms in the region, enjoying a market leading reputation across practices.
Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets: The capital markets practice comprises over 420 partners and lawyers who concentrate on securities transactions and other products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service US and UK securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centres. It provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities as well as convertible and other derivative and structured securities.
Corporate: The corporate practice,which comprises over 790 partners and lawyers worldwide, provides clients with a single law firm that combines a market leading practice with specialist, local expertise. The practice represents many of the world’s leading multinational and national corporations, financial institutions and sponsors on the largest and most complex transactions across the globe – from public takeovers, mergers and cross border acquisitions to strategic alliances, joint ventures,outsourcings and restructurings.
Finance: Clifford Chance’s finance practice, which has over 700 legal advisers worldwide, is the leading international finance practice of any law firm. The practice provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: The firm has a team of over 500 litigators internationally and has experience in the full range of litigation and dispute resolution issues that their clients face. The lawyers work with their clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively – whether through arbitration, litigation or other techniques. They also work with clients to develop compliance programmes that minimise future litigation risks.
Real Estate: Clifford Chance’s leading real estate practice offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability. Over 300 partners and lawyers worldwide advise the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘lifecycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, PFI/PPP, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.
Tax: Clifford Chance has one of the world’s largest international tax groups within a single law firm, with over 200 tax advisers worldwide. The firm is uniquely placed to provide cutting edge advice to clients, and the practice is structured on an integrated global basis. Local tax groups within the practice work closely with areas such as securitisation, securuties, M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds.
Employment, Employee Benefits & Pensions: This Group comprises over 150 legal advisers worldwide. The teams of experienced employment, employee benefits, ERISA, immigration and pensions specialists work with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues.