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Clifford Chance offers you the opportunity to join a major practice with an impressive global reach

The intellectual challenges at Clifford Chance are extraordinarily rich. Client matters rarely fall conveniently within one practice area, so our people have to combine their expertise to cut through the most complex of problems. With offices throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, our lawyers advise internationally and domestically: under common law and civil law systems; in local and cross-border transactions; on day-to-day operations; and on the most challenging matters.

As an associate, doing this work means you'll have to consider every angle. You won't just think through a problem; you'll think around it. You will connect regularly with colleagues around the globe. You'll also work together to find solutions across borders, languages and legal systems. It's this sense of collaboration that truly sets us apart.

Our vision

"We will be the global law firm of choice for the world's leading businesses of today and tomorrow. Attracting and retaining the best talent is central to reaching this goal."

Matthew Layton, Partner
 

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We take a one-firm approach to our clients' needs, with integrated cross-practice and cross-border teams working together to achieve success. We know how to make our resources, which includes 3,400 lawyers across our international network, work for all our clients, and can call on the specialised skills of globally-recognised, top-ranked lawyers to help them reach their business goals.

This way of working, and the expertise of our talented lawyers, regularly delivers headline-making results for our clients.

Why join the firm in Paris?

We work with clients on complex French international and multi-jurisdictional matters. With over 50 years of experience in France, our Paris office is a market leading firm, a position recognised by the IFLR Europe Awards, who awarded us France Law Firm of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Our team of 37 partners and around 170 fee-earners includes lawyers representing over 35 nationalities. Our team is also qualified in many jurisdictions, spanning an impressive range of culture and language.

We have developed a veritable savoir-faire in a number of sectors in France and elsewhere. Our lawyers have a fine understanding of the legal and economic environment in which our clients operate, and can easily and promptly adapt their advice in the light of the relevant business and operational constraints.

A leading role in the region and beyond

Our Paris office, opened in 1962, plays a pivotal role in the management and organisation of the continental European network of Clifford Chance offices, enjoying close working relationships with colleagues from across the region, together with Istanbul and Casablanca. Our top-flight office in Morocco acts as a gateway to North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Working together with more than 200 lawyers from across the network, the Africa practice brings together six regional teams covering the whole of Africa.

We have formed strong ties with partner law firms in countries where we do not have our own office and we pride ourselves on our significant track record of major international deals where we act as international counsel in close and fruitful cooperation with local law firms.

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The City of Light

No introduction to Paris can do justice to this beautiful city with its long and fascinating history. The "must" of any European tour, Paris also offers a fantastic base to live, work and play.

The Clifford Chance office is centrally located near the Elysée Palace in a magnificent early 20th century building designed by architect Henri-Paul Nénot as the headquarters of the Compagnie Financière de Suez. A central courtyard provides natural light to offices spread over four floors with a private venue for cocktail parties during long, summer evenings.

Find out more about the firm

We are a firm of firsts, pioneering innovative new ways of practising the law all over the world. This video introduces the scope of the Firm, the history of its achievements and amazing work that it does for major clients. It is a view of the aspirational nature of Clifford Chance and its record of accomplishment.