You want to achieve your full potential – and you can do that at Clifford Chance. You’ll make the most of your skills and talent playing a vital role enabling the delivery of legal advice for clients in every sector worldwide. And you’ll see that our global reach means more than location. It means more ways for you to learn and develop. Sharing ideas, knowledge and expertise our central teams work beyond borders, exploring new ways of working to deliver client service that’s second to none. We encourage creativity and diversity of thought, and we’ll value the contributions you make to the firm’s vision. So, bring your international mindset and collaborative approach and we’ll empower you to embrace every challenge – to make the progress you want.
Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms. With a global reach and thousands of lawyers working from dozens of offices around the world, we offer expert advice to clients on all aspects of commercial law.
We work with multinationals, governments and regulatory bodies across five continents. Many of our deals are newsworthy. Often they demand the kind of knowledge that only international, cross-practice teams can provide. Our reputation in the field is formidable. That's why organisations turn to us not just for legal expertise but for advice on their most critical business issues.
This is what our seven practice areas provide. It’s a no-nonsense, can-do culture. Partners are hands-on with the work and newly qualified lawyers are expected to demonstrate leadership behaviour from a very early stage. Every single person is critical to the success of the team. The quality of our trainees and lawyers helps us to deliver the best for our clients and this is a key reason why clients come back to us.
Whatever your path, you'll gain an insight into our global deals, our high-profile clients and our collaborative culture. As an integral member of the team, you'll also rapidly develop your legal and business skills.
The Clifford Chance Finance team is spread across all the firm's global offices, with the team in India acting as a hub. Our India Finance team provides strong support across all three end-to-end business cycles:
- Order to Cash – which includes Pricing, Billing and Collections;
- Purchase to Pay – which includes Procurement and Accounts Payable; and
- Record to Report – which includes Accounting, Financial Reporting and Management Reporting.
Along with the above teams, we also work on Tax and Treasury processes as well as host in India the global Centres of Excellence (COEs) for Control, Governance, Systems and Payroll. As part of the Global One Finance Team, we collaborate on the above areas with teams across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas and Middle East to deliver value to the firm. All the teams, across all the firm's offices, are connected together under a single vision to be-one global team connected within a robust control environment, collaborating to deliver value for clients and colleagues across the firm.
Document Production Unit (DPU)
Our DPU team works closely with the London DPU, Business Development and Brand, Communication and Marketing teams and is structured to support their global requirements. We offer a diverse range of high-level services. The DPU is split into three sections-the Documentation team handles word processing work, the Design team is involved in PPT and DTP designs and the BCM team carries out work related to brand, visual identity, social media and website services.
Business & Research Solutions
The Business & Research Solutions (BRS) group is a fully integrated team comprising 75+ skilled professionals, who provide a wide range of value-add services to the firm's global offices and functions. We provide support in areas of Business Research, Newsletters, Client & Matter Intelligence, Academy Operations, Risk & Compliance, HR Operations and various other activities. We also provide dedicated functional support in areas like FI sector research, APAC KETL and Compliance, CMD, Workday and much more.
Legal Support Centre
The Legal Support Centre (LSC) carries out low- to medium-complexity work for the firm's fee earners on a cost-effective basis, achieving significant savings. We combine superusers of legal technology with high-quality process expertise creating efficiencies and better managed workflows. We also provide support to Legal Project Managers (LPMs) through our Legal Project Analyst team, which helps to increase LPM capacity and improves the scalability of their service.
Enterprise Core Systems
The Enterprise Core Systems (ECS) team supports all the core enterprise applications covered under various portfolios – HR & Learning, Risk & Clearance, Finance, Partnership Management and Business Intelligence. The Document Management Operations team provides 24x7 support and works on the latest technologies, DevOps and Lean-Agile principles using the SAFe framework as a delivery mechanism.
Global Programme Group
Clifford Chance's GPG supports the firm in shaping and delivering its strategy by leading and orchestrating a wide range of change initiatives as a suite of transformation programmes. Our GPG team provides expertise globally in the areas of Programme and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Project Management and Programme Management Office.
The CI team focuses on enhancing the firm's internal and external customer experience, streamlining its legal and business service processes. Started in our office in 2010, the CI team is an integral part of the Best Delivery programme. Based on the principles of "lean" and "six sigma", the team collaborates with different departments and offices to map and analyse work, applying techniques to make delivery more efficient and effective.
Legal Technology Solutions
The Legal Technology Solutions (LTS) team, aligned to Clifford Chance's business capabilities and portfolios, is focused on delivering products/solutions with speed and agility. To better support the firm's strategy on Best Delivery, the team provides Legal Technology Support on client-facing tools and services, and automation using Robotic Process Automation and Innovation management with CC Labs.