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1 March 2021

Global (all regions)

More Band 1 Global-wide practices than any other firm in Chambers Global 2021.

Clifford Chance is ranked as a top tier law firm across the board in Chambers Global 2021. The firm's 125 Band 1 and 72 Band 2 practice rankings are more than any other firm.

"Analysis of the results of Chambers Global 2021 research once again shows that Clifford Chance is the pre-eminent provider of international and cross-border legal services," said Rieta Ghosh, Editor-in-Chief, Chambers & Partners. "The firm has secured the most top-rated – Band 1 and Band 2 – department rankings, at 197 this is more than any other law firm. Clifford Chance’s breadth of coverage with a total of 276 department rankings in Chambers Global underlines its commitment to serving a global client base, and its success in attracting the cream of the domestic market in its chosen regions."

The Global-wide tables in the Guide demonstrate Clifford Chance's market-leading, multi-disciplinary cross-border and international capabilities.  Clifford Chance is ranked Band 1 Global-wide in the following 13 areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance
  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits
  • Insurance
  • Private Equity
  • Projects & Energy
  • Projects & Energy: Power
  • Restructuring/Insolvency

Clifford Chance is also ranked Band 1 in the following Global Market Leaders tables: Asset Finance and Business & Human Rights Law.

Alongside recognition for more than 400 individually-ranked lawyers in markets the world over, the firm's talent pipeline comes to the fore. Twenty-six Clifford Chance lawyers are ranked as 'Up and coming'.

Here is a snapshot of some of the client comments about Clifford Chance from the Guide:

  • "Their cross-border capabilities were key and having a multi-jurisdictional practice was essential. I knew they could coordinate without any problems – it was seamless." Banking & Finance, Band 1, Global-wide
  • "An additional strength is their global reach. Clifford Chance has a presence in most jurisdictions relevant to us, and it has proved to be very useful to have a one-stop shop whenever an issue arises." Dispute Resolution, Band 1, Global-wide
  • "What is remarkable is the lawyers' availability and the way they work together. Their internal coordination is outstanding." Private Equity, Band 1, Global-wide
  • "Clifford Chance is a top-tier law firm on international project finance transactions." Projects & Energy, Band 1, Global-wide
  • "The team has great depth, with a global network which was frequently called upon and tested in our engagement." Restructuring/Insolvency, Band 1, Global-wide

Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner, Clifford Chance said, "I am incredibly proud to see the hard work and dedication of lawyers and teams across Clifford Chance recognised by Chambers Global. Our firm's market-leading performance reflects the value clients place on our international platform, and the depth and consistency of our client service and legal ability."

The Chambers Global Guide assesses technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence and value for money.