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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.

Talking purpose and ethics

How important is purpose? Is it just a slogan? What role do ethics and purpose play for businesses in the current pandemic? These are just a few of the questions put to those who sit at the top of their organisation.

We have been working with Principia on a new study that explores the approaches to ethics and responsibility, examining perspectives from leaders of the world’s largest companies on how they are addressing the challenges of ethical business.


Progress in 2019/20

SOC2 Type 2 Compliance

for security, confidentiality and availability of information held.

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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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Responsible Business Report

As we try to build a better, more sustainable future, it is the fundamental principles of the law that guide us, as a responsible business: equality and fairness, access to justice, effective regulation and government, and the promotion and protection of human rights.

Our 2020 report demonstrates our commitment to sustainable growth and how it has endured and been strengthened during a period of uncertainty and change.

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Reporting library

View our 2019/20 and historic reporting

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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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