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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

About Us

Who we are and how we work

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.

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

Putting clients first

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.

Giving practical advice

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

Creating the best team

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.

Investing in the future

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.

Clifford Chance signs UN Global Compact statement for 'renewed global cooperation'

Managing partner Matthew Layton and senior partner Jeroen Ouwehand have signed the United Nations Global Compact Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation. The Statement highlights the fact that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of businesses and are foundational for upholding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Responsible Business

We are committed to inspiring the trust of our stakeholders by making Responsible Business a central part of our strategy.

Our strategy

Inclusion & diversity

Inclusion and diversity are good for our staff and their families, our firm and our clients, and society.

Who we are

Community & pro bono

Community sits at the heart of our firm.

What we do

Reporting & resources

See the full list of our 2018/9 report and
our historic reporting.

Our reporting


Our recent client work and the latest updates from the firm.

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Media contacts

How to contact our global media team.

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