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Fadeia Hossian

Lawyer, Finance

Year Joined: 2015
University: 
University of Greenwich
Degree: Law

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I am a lawyer in our Finance practice specialising in derivatives. I joined the firm in February 2015 after graduating from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Law. During my training contract at Clifford Chance, I sat in Structured Debt, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and General Banking.

Clifford Chance specialises in the areas that I most wanted to get exposure to during my time as a trainee. Whilst I was looking for a training contract, Clifford Chance was granted an Excellence Award by the Law Society for its diversity and inclusion policy, which also helped me realise that I wanted to work and climb my career ladder at the firm.

I am a native Arabic speaker and I'm glad that during my training contract, I have been able to get involved in some deals in which my language and background would add value!

My most memorable moment at Clifford Chance so far has been attending a bowling event with the Capital Markets team. During my seat with the department, we were invited to attend an external bowling event to play with partners, associates, trainees and secretaries. It was a great opportunity to socialise with colleagues outside of the office and bowl together.

My advice

Consider every single minute as an opportunity and make the most of it. Think about the structure of your training contract carefully at the outset, find out what you like and where you can be most productive and try to build on this. Network with your colleagues and benefit from the wealth of experience and advice which they are happy to share. Clifford Chance has great pro bono initiatives – take part in them. This will help you to meet new colleagues and will equip you with skills that will enable you to undertake billable tasks more efficiently and successfully.