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At Clifford Chance, you will connect regularly with colleagues globally to find solutions for our clients

The scale and quality of our legal resources across the key markets of Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East are unrivalled and reflect our global reach in the many areas in which our clients are operating.  

Our clients are looking not only for legal expertise, but also advice on business-critical issues and market opportunities wherever they are located, across different jurisdictions, time zones and cultures.

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.

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.

Working for a firm like ours means that you'll have to consider every angle. You won't just think through a problem; you'll think around it. You'll connect regularly with colleagues across borders, languages and legal systems, working together to find solutions. 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."

Charles Adams, Global Managing Partner

A leader in the Spanish legal market

For more than 35 years, we have consistently been at the forefront of market developments in Spain, helping both local and international clients achieve their strategic objectives and advising on headline deals that have transformed the country's business and financial landscape. Our work on top-tier transactions and our long experience in Spanish markets have helped us form close relationships with regulators, government agencies and leading international companies.

This combination of domestic and international experience means that our clients benefit from the transactional capability of an international firm with on-the-ground know-how and the connections of a long-established Spanish firm. One client described us as "the best of both worlds".

Madrid

Opened in 1980, our Madrid office has taken advantage of the "boom" periods experienced during the last three and a half decades to expand in size and in client coverage, providing a comprehensive service to Spain's business community and international stakeholders in all of the firm's global practice areas (Capital Markets, Corporate, Global Financial Markets, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Tax, Pensions & Employment).

Paseo de la Castellana 110, 28046 Madrid
Tel. +34 91 590 7500

Barcelona

Our Barcelona office opened in 1993 and has made major inroads into the Catalan legal market, acting for both local players and large international corporations. Our practice areas in Barcelona are Corporate/M&A, Global Financial Markets, Litigation & Dispute Resolution (notably in Intellectual Property disputes in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors) and Public Law.

Avenida Diagonal 682, 08034 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 344 2200

Secondment opportunities for associates at Clifford Chance

European Secondment Exchange Programme

Across our European offices we have a rich culture, with various opportunities for collaboration. Our market leading European capability gives clients access to the local knowledge of a top-tier national firm, with the cross-border resources of an international network.

We value our global reach and range of resources across five continents; our European secondment exchange programme offers associates the chance to drive collaboration across markets, practice areas, regions and countries. We aim to build agile teams with the skills, capabilities and mindset to win and confidently deliver complex mandates with the world's leading businesses.

Available to junior to mid-level associates in Europe (including London) who would like to take a short-term secondment (four-month maximum) to another European office.

Antitrust Secondment Exchange Programme

We have a global network of over 140 antitrust lawyers covers all the key hubs of Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US. Our antitrust secondment exchange programme offers associates the chance to drive collaboration across markets, practice areas, regions and countries. We aim to build agile teams with the skills, capabilities, and mindset to win and confidently deliver complex mandates with the world's leading businesses.

Our antitrust teams work together to solve global antitrust issues, taking into account the interplay between different practices and rules, and always mindful of the practical implications antitrust issues may have on our clients' business.

Available to our Antitrust associates who would like to take a short-term secondment (six-month maximum) to another office.

Technology Secondment Exchange Programme

Our technology teams create new digital solutions to deliver our legal services in different and innovative ways. Technology sets us apart in transforming legal service delivery. Engaging with our clients and business partners, we creatively combine our core technology solutions with flexible application to deliver efficiencies.

We value our global reach and range of resources across five continents; our technology secondment exchange programme offers associates the chance to drive collaboration across markets, regions and countries. We aim to build agile teams with the skills, capabilities and mindset to win and confidently deliver complex mandates with the world's leading businesses.

Available to associates with an interest in Tech law, with a minimum of two years qualification experience, who would like to take a short-term secondment (six months maximum) to another office.