Clifford Chance Solicitors

One of the top firms of solicitors in the UK, Clifford Chance was formed in 1987 after the union of two winning London firms Coward Chance and Clifford Turner.

Company History
In 2000, Clifford Chance united with Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster, Germany and Rogers & Wells, New York. The union of three firms made world’s first international law firm. Clifford Chance have actively participated in investing towards world class learning and development to make economical legal support, business research and technology centres.

To become both the leader of the emerging elite group of international law firms and to be regarded as one of the world’s leading professional services organisations.

Unite, Differentiate and Help Drive Priorities and Strategic Action.

Unite, Differentiate and Help Drive Priorities and Strategic Action are the core elements that made Clifford Chance. Eight Principles:

1. Exceeding clients’ expectations
2. Local excellence, global standards
3. An ambition for success
4. Investing in talent
5. An adaptable and approachable team
6. Thinking ahead
7. Strength through diversity
8. Community

Key Departments
Clifford Chance are experts in following Legal Areas:

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Employment, Employee Benefits & Pensions
Funds & Investment Management
Intellectual Property
Islamic Finance
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Private Equity
Project Development & Finance
Public Policy
Real Estate
Regulatory Enforcement & White Collar
Restructuring & Insolvency
Technology, Media & Telecoms

Key Staff
Following are the details of Clifford Chance Key Staff:

2013 Management Committee members:
Charles Adams – Continental Europe representative
Alfonso Benavides – Global head of Real Estate
David Bickerton – Regional managing partner (London & Middle East)
Amanda Burton – Global chief operating officer
Mark Campbell – Global head of Banking & Finance
Peter Charlton – Regional managing partner (Asia Pacific)
David Childs – Managing partner
Evan Cohen – Regional managing partner (Americas)
Andreas Dietzel – Regional managing partner (Germany)
David Dunnigan – Global head of Capital Markets
David Harkness – Global head of Tax, Pensions & Employment
Matthew Layton – Global head of Corporate
Chris Perrin – Executive partner/General Counsel
Stephen Purse – Chief finance officer
Jeremy Sandelson – Global head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Yves Wehrli – Continental Europe representative

Partnership Council members:
Robin Abraham
Katherine Coates
Simon Davis
Giuseppe De Palma
Kate McCarthy
Malcolm Sweeting – Senior Partner
Tim Wang

Strongest Areas of Business
Clifford Chance Solicitors main practice areas are:

Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate & M&A
Real estate
Litigation & Dispute resolution
Tax, pensions and employment

Online Services

Alerter Services
Cross Border- Guides

Business Locations
Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States


Spring/Summer 2013
Managing risks to reputation
Putting corporates’ cash to work
Emerging trends in M&A
European M&A in the current economic and political environment.

Autumn/Winter – 2012/2013
M&A in growth economies: challenges and opportunities
Financing in flux: financing strategies for corporates

Recent Awards

1. Clifford Chance has won Corporate and Commercial Firm of the Year in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2013.
2. Clifford Chance’s Continuous Improvement team wins the Law Firm Management Team of the Year award at The Lawyer Management Awards.
3. Clifford Chance wins two prestigious awards at the Derivatives Week 2013 Global Derivatives awards.

Recent Publications

Contentious Commentary – October 2013
Topics covered in this recent newsletter.

1. All parties must sign a contract for any to be bound.
2. Representative bondholders joined to ensure that all are bound by the judgment.
3. Sanctions do not excuse nonpayment.
4. CHAPS payments depend on account numbers, not names.
5. Full details of calculations required on ISDA closeout.
6. Facility agents must not act capriciously.
7. A bank seeking a syndicate’s consent owes a duty of care to the syndicate.
8. A company can sue its directors’ co-conspirators.
9. An interim decision in Greece does not bar summary judgment in England.
10. A government cannot waive its central bank’s immunity.
11. A subsidiary’s domicile is not that of its parent.
12. Contractual QOCS
13. Beating a Part 36 offer is purely a financial test.
14. Client money claimants can’t claim twice.

Assurance to Customers

1. Economical support service through particular centre in India.
2. Key administrative, business research, analytic and IT centre in India to keep costs down and budget in control.
3. Clifford Chance Academy, to develop legal and business skills to their staff.
4. Leadership Programme to engage senior lawyers and prepare political, economical agenda.
5. Corporate Responsibility Programme to work on projects in sense of tandem with clients.

Contact Address

10 Upper Bank Street
City of London
Greater London E14 5JJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7006 1000