Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

5 Star Rating     3 reviews 
Main Office:

One Financial Center | Boston | MA | 02111

Phone: 617-542-6000 | Fax: 617-542-2241

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Year of establishment 1987 Number of partners 557
Number of offices 32 Partner to associate ratio 3.50
Biggest office Boston Percentage of women attorneys 35.10
Number of attorneys 2174 Percentage of minority attorneys 24.70
Number of associates 160 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.10
Clifford Chance
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Clifford Chance Reviews

- Reviewed on April 27, 2018

Advice to law firm management: Take in more international staff to increase workforce diversity. This will enable more foreign talent to be enlisted, to further the success of the firm.

Pros: Leading global law firm, especially in Corporate commercial legal practice and Energy Law. This especially attracted me to the firm. The exposure gained will forever be an asset.

Cons: None, I absolutely enjoyed my time with the colleagues. Although, I believe a more diverse work force should be adopted, making it easier for international students to make way in

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Favorite Things About this Firm: Global nature of clientele ,Areas of practice sparked my interest, Accommodating nature of staff to interns, Cordial work environment, Great work ethics, Great firm

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Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2016

Job type: Intern

Length of Employment: Less than a year

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: People who have a chance to work in competing projects in house need to be reminded that it isn't personal when they have to fight.

Pros: Everyone here seems to be willing to attempt be friends with you if you give it a decent enough try.

Cons: Sometimes it can be hard to do some higher stress work against people when you think of people as friends.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


We are one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Practice Areas

Clifford Chance practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution & Risk Management
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Pensions
  • Employment & Incentives

Hiring Criteria

Clifford Chance follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Clifford Chance ensures that those they hire get benefitted by learning how to maintain the highest global standards of business and law. The firm believes in being uncompromising in quality and scale of resources necessary to meet clients' needs. Clifford Chance offers law students a chance to join a major US practice firm which has 34 offices worldwide. The integrated worldwide firm provides legal advice to the world's topmost financial institutions and corporations while also participating in legal standings for governments. The combination our multi-lingual and worldwide resources make the company uniquely qualified to handle complex transactions and disputes. Clifford Chance attorneys can practice in different offices around the world. Dedication and creativity are the hallmarks of the firm while also encouraging to the collegial atmosphere. Clifford Chance has always maintained working relationships with top clients which would enrich all those working there. The law student's exposure to the complex cross-border litigation cases and transactions is bound to boost overall knowledge, insight and confidence. Working with high-profile clients is a blessing for learning which will enhance any lawyer's ability to think through a range of challenges for bringing out several successful completions.

Pro bono

Despite the increased demand of the firm's lawyers' time, Clifford Chance attaches great importance to pro bono work. Pro bono work is acknowledged during the appraisals of each of the lawyers but those who take part in it are not motivated by any reward. Justice is what drives them to take a career in the law and pro bono work gives them an outside perspective to the world outside business law and also a valuable opportunity to make social impact. For a Clifford Chance lawyer, all types of pro bono work is included. Sometimes, some of them spend evenings working in local community legal clinic while some monitor the proceedings in major international courts. Many work outside the in-house legal teams for different clients thereby strengthening many business relationships.

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Notable cases

  • Clifford Chance has been retained for legal work by two U.S. Department of Energy panels. The work involves working on renewable energy projects, including the world's largest wind farm located in eastern Oregon. Clifford Chance represented Syncora Guarantee Inc. during the sale of Los Angeles Dodgers. Syncora insures all of the notes that are outstanding under the Dodger Tickets securitization financing. The law firm's New York Sports practice handles finances for several major sports teams in North America.

Clifford Chance Awards and Recognitions

Global 2012 awards: Receives multiple prizes at the ALB Australasian awards Wins International Law Firm of the Year 2012 at first Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards Wins TMT Middle East Law Firm of the Year Award for third consecutive year Advice recognition on 10 Airfinance Journal Deals of the Year Crowned Pan-European Legal Advisor of the Year Named Law Firm of the Year (transactions) in the 2011 Private Equity International Awards Tops the PLC Private Equity Super League Recognition at Chambers Europe Awards Advice recognition on three Asia Pacific deals of the year 2011 as voted by Project Finance Magazine Advice recognition on 'Equity Deal of the Year' Awarded by Asia Legal Business China Law Awards 2011 Receives 11 awards at the IFLR Europe Awards, including 'International Law Firm of the Year' Wins Spanish Law Firm of the Year 2011, at the MIP Global Awards 2012 Wins Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year in Europe Awarded European and North American Fund Formation Law Firm awards by PERE magazine Clifford Chance is awarded two top prizes by Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2012 Recognition of Partners in their field of expertise at the ILO Client Choice Awards Wins 'Restructuring Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards Awarded 'In-house Community Firm of the Year 2011' by Asian-Mena Counsel Magazine Wins 'Best Islamic Legal Advisory Firm' at the Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards ceremony held in February 2012


Clifford Chance believes that global law firms need to take into account local law and standards to be successful. The firm believes in equal opportunities beyond mere compliance with anti-discrimination. Promoting diversity in the work environment is one of our main ideals where everyone gets a chance to succeed. No discrimination is encouraged on the basis of gender, marital and civil partnership status or even on grounds of social or economic background and disability. The firm denounces religious dogmatism and anything prohibited under applicable law. Clifford Chance encourages hiring of people with varying backgrounds who can bring ideas and innovations to the table. To encourage the individuality of each of the colleagues is a fundamental aspect of the firm's values and critical to its business success. The firm has applied the equal Opportunities policy on all grounds, including recruitment and selection along with employment terms: pay, promotion, and training. Individual abilities and merits are taken into consideration during selection. All interests of the employees are secured by a broad range of policies, practices and procedures by the company too.

Summer associate program

Clifford Chance recognizes how critical it is for law students to get some work experience before they complete their studies. Internships are offered to students who are living in the US or overseas so that they get to learn how to work in an international law firm. The Clifford Chance Summer Program offers law students to get experience on major transactions and cases. One can know much about the top attorneys in legal surroundings and while programs are organized elsewhere, summer associates might get a coveted opportunity to spend part of the time in one of the offices based in a foreign location. Clifford Chance offers students a complete hands-on introduction to the practices and the firm. Summer law clerks are expected to complete many assignments such as conducting legal research, assisting with securities filings, perform investigations and analyses. Our summer assigning process allows summer law clerks to receive assignments from many practice groups, as needed.

Working for the Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance offers a mix of practice areas and employees working together because of its base in nearly 24 countries. In part due to the size, and due to the international nature, the firm boasts of a broad mix of international lawyers. By having teams of lawyers with different backgrounds, qualifications, and experiences helps the firm to better legal and commercial solutions. The different perspectives have helped the lawyers to stimulate discussion and even innovate. The employed will be working in one of the six practices - depending on the area of expertise. The nature of the allocated client base and the work that they will handle will decide their colleagues. Working together as a team is emphasized more than anything. Sharing knowledge is what the firm believes in. As a firm, it believes in allocating responsibility to everyone.


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