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Clifford Chance receives more tier one rankings than any other firm in Chambers UK 2013

6 November 2012

Clifford Chance receives more tier one rankings than any other firm in Chambers UK 2013

Leading international law firm, Clifford Chance has been awarded 27 tier one UK-wide and London rankings in Chambers UK 2013, more than any other firm.

Chambers' rankings are based on research by 150 full-time researchers, who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients to identify the best practitioners and firms in the market. The results are based on the criteria that matter most to clients – such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value for money.

David Bickerton, London Managing Partner, comments:

"I am delighted to see the London office ranked so highly by Chambers UK 2013. We have worked hard to gain this recognition by our clients and our competitors, a real testament to the consistently high quality of work at the firm. I'd like to congratulate everyone involved."

Clifford Chance's London office is proud to have advised on a number of high-profile transactions in the last year, such as:

  • Bank syndicates on key Glencore financings, one of  which was related to its proposed merger with Xstrata
  • The Co-operative Group on its £750m acquisition of 632 Lloyds Banking Group branches
  • A private company owned by Peter Marano and Michael Dennis, on its sale of Broadgate West in London EC2, to a joint venture between HSBC Alternative Investments Limited (HAIL) and Hines
  • Equistone Partners Europe on the sale of Global Blue
  • Shell on its offer for Cove Energy
  • Swiss Re on a GBP 1.4bn longevity insurance contract covering Akzo Nobel's UK company pension obligations
  • ONO on the completion of its multi-stage refinancing programme
  • Deutsche Bank as arranger on Global Banks' US$500m covered bond programme, the first in Latin America