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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Doing business

responsibly through market-shaping practices

Doing business responsibly through market shaping practice in relation to ethics, professional standards and risk management is a top priority.

As a Responsible Business, we seek to provide clients with a service that is informed and defined by the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and risk management.

The global shift to agile working

Asia Pacific was the first of our regions to face an unprecedented shift to extensive agile working, both as a result of the public demonstrations in Hong Kong and the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic. Partner Geraint Hughes and Communications Manager Pia Pialorsi discuss their experiences and what they’ve learned.

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Talking purpose and ethics

How important is purpose? Is it just a slogan? What role do ethics and purpose play for businesses in the pandemic? These are just a few of the questions Global Senior Partner Jeroen Ouwehand has put to those who sit at the top of their organisation, including Unilever, Mastercard and Salesforce.

In partnership with David Rodin of Principia, we have launched a video series sharing the highlights of these important interviews.

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Progress in 2019/20

Assuring client information

ensuring confidentiality, security and availability of information.

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Active involvement in

WEF Global Futures Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption.

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Strategy in action

A smooth transition

Significant investments in IT systems and security made by the firm over the past few years put us in a position of strength when faced with unprecedented demands due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

While our experiences this year have given us confidence in our ability to pivot quickly and responsibly, they are also helping us to further evolve our strategies to accommodate future shifts amid a changing landscape, and the impact the pandemic will have on the ways in which we operate in future.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with our clients

"In the midst of this year's emergency lockdowns, we advised Telefónica on the biggest strategic initiative in their history, and one of the biggest corporate deals in the world at that time: the integration of 02 and Liberty Global in the UK.

What I found remarkable was how this experience brought us so much closer to our client, and to each other. With no travel, we saved a lot of time and our teams worked with greater efficiency than ever. We focused on listening to each other without distractions. And importantly, with nothing separating external lawyers from in-house counsel, we pulled together as one team, all working to a shared goal."

Miguel Odriozola, Partner, Madrid

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Reporting library

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Our commitments

Mapping our objectives

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Our insights

The latest points of view from our people on our responsible business activities

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