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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
United Kingdom<br />

United Kingdom

We help and advise clients on matters and transactions that redefine their business, using our technical skills, commercial knowledge and resources to deliver the best value every time.

Full-service offering from top-ranked teams

Our London roots go back to the early 1800s. The world has changed since then, but the commitment to outstanding client service that our forming partners shared remains at the forefront of everything we do. Our clients extend across all the main business sectors and include domestic and international businesses, financial institutions, funds and investors, regulators, and government and public-sector bodies.

Clifford Chance's top-tier legal advice and online resources span the full spectrum. We are well known for our work in finance and the debt and equity capital markets, as well as corporate advisory and M&A work; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; and tax, pensions and employment. Clifford Chance is ranked Band 1 in 24 categories in Chambers UK 2023, the firm's best all round performance in the Guide since 2017.

Our ability to field multi-practice, multi-jurisdictional teams helps us to address our international clients' most complex issues within tight timescales. This capability delivers results for our clients on business critical matters. Our UK team is integrated with our international network of offices.

Our ethos is to strive to deliver what our clients need in the most commercial, pragmatic and efficient way possible. We regularly partner with clients to examine the complete end-to-end process of regular legal mandates so that we can identify more efficient ways of working together. In 2018, we acquired a team of 60 paralegal level legal advisors in Newcastle, formerly part of the award-winning CAS (Carillion Advice Services). This team brings extensive experience in unbundling, developing processes and applying the latest in legal tech, complementing our existing client service model.

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Highly rated by clients and competitors

We believe in long-term client relationships and we invest time and energy to understand our clients' businesses, priorities, and their working culture. Comments in independent legal directories suggest that clients appreciate the way we work as much as the results we deliver.

Recent highlights

Directory and client comments

Directory listings

  • Band One in 24 categories
    Chambers UK 2023
  • Band One in 33 categories
    Legal 500 UK 2023

Client comments

  • "Clifford Chance offers a very deep bench of highly talented and engaged lawyers."
    Chambers UK 2023
  • "One of the benefits of working with the firm is that throughout the team everyone is capable."
    Chambers UK 2023
  • "Deep experience across the market"
    Legal 500 2023
  • "Very innovative and commercial"
    Legal 500 2023



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