Allen & Overy - Firm Profile
Allen & Overy
14 November 2016 |
Clifford Chance is a truly global law firm. Our lawyers are based in offices on five continents, and our work spans jurisdictions, cultures and languages. But wherever we operate, we are united by one clear and common purpose: to provide exceptional solutions for our clients in all areas of commercial law.
It’s an ambitious aim, especially when you consider the variety of our local and international clients. But we collaborate to achieve it. Our lawyers work in close-knit teams, pooling their expertise to deliver a seamless service across borders and different legal systems.
Our efforts have earned us a reputation as one of the foremost commercial law firms. In fact, we were recently named No.1 Law Firm in the Chambers Global Top 30 for the third year running. We were also named International Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2016 and the Legal Week Middle East Awards 2016.
Our clients look for expert advice and solutions for a host of different commercial issues, which we divide into six key practice areas: Corporate; Finance; Capital Markets; Real Estate; Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Risk Management; and Tax, Pensions & Employment.
Here are a few recent examples of our high profile work. In June 2016, we advised on the sale of Americana, the largest restaurant chain in the Middle East. In July 2016, we advised EDF Energies Nouvelles on a major investment in wind energy in China. In the same month, we also helped Airbus Group to finalise its joint venture with Safran.
We stand apart from other law firms because of our culture and our way of working. It’s not just that we collaborate: it’s that we bring together exceptionally talented people, each with their own areas of expertise, and get them working together in harmony, towards world-class solutions.
There’s no one type of person we look for: we take people from a huge variety of different backgrounds. In fact, about 50% of our graduates come from a non-law background.
The one thing we look for is exceptional talent. If you have it there’s an opportunity for you to make your mark at Clifford Chance.