Experienced Lawyers

Being the global law firm of choice

Achieve your full potential through exposure to different clients on complex, high-profile work as part of our collegiate global community. Here, global reach means more than location. It’s the way we work beyond borders. Sharing ideas, knowledge and local market expertise on cross-jurisdictional work, our teams learn and develop together. We encourage creativity and diversity of thought. So, bring your international mindset and collaborative approach and we’ll empower you to explore different ways of working and unlock new ways forward for clients. We’ll value the contributions you make to the firm’s vision. And we’ll support you to embrace every challenge – to make the progress you want.

Antitrust Corporate and M&A Global Financial Markets Global Tech Group Litigation & Dispute Resolution Real Estate Tax, Pensions, Employment and Incentives


Our global network of over 190 antitrust lawyers covers all the key hubs of Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US, enabling us to support our clients on their most complex and important antitrust matters across the world. Our antitrust teams work together to solve multinational 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.

Corporate and M&A

Our leading corporate practice are integral to some of the largest and most complex transactions in the world. Our clients include more than half of the Global Fortune 500, who we service with full international capabilities across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Within our largest practice area, we cover technology, media and communications, financial institutions, private funds, antitrust, corporate and IP.

Global Financial Markets

We are one of the top global advisers in the market, covering some of the world's most complex and innovative deals. Our lawyers are market-leading and work across all areas of capital markets and general finance. We deliver advice to a wide range of clients, including banks, financial institutions, corporates and private equity funds.

Global Tech Group

Our Tech Group is an integrated multi-disciplinary team of over 400 technology-focused lawyers around the world delivering holistic, joined-up advice covering the many strands of law and deal-making where Clifford Chance advises. We deliver expert legal advice to clients on their most exciting, complex and transformational tech-related matters, providing fantastic career opportunities for our recruits.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We regularly represent multinational clients in cross-border litigation, international arbitration and investigations, accounting for some of the largest and most significant actions. Our lawyers work on high-profile, diverse and intellectually stimulating matters that span across our global network.

Real Estate

Our leading real estate team work with clients in every aspect of the market – from investors, developers and occupiers to banks, insurance companies, private equity groups, funds and asset managers. We combine legal expertise and market knowledge across construction, real estate investment trusts, real estate and the environment.

Tax, Pensions, Employment and Incentives

We regularly represent multinational clients in cross-border litigation, international arbitration and investigations, accounting for some of the largest and most significant actions. Our lawyers work on high-profile, diverse and intellectually stimulating matters that span across our global network.

Corporate responsibility

At Clifford Chance, we take our responsibilities to our people, the communities in which we live and work, and the environment very seriously. For this reason, we have developed a responsible business strategy that seeks to be fully aligned with our vision to be the global law firm of choice for the world's leading businesses of today and tomorrow. Find out more on our Responsible Business strategy.

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Becoming a lawyer in Luxembourg

Qualifying as a lawyer 

To become qualified in Luxembourg, the first step of eligibility is to hold a Master's degree in Law. If not conferred by the University of Luxembourg, your degree will have to be homologated first. 

You will then need to undergo the CCDL 'Cours Complémentaires en Droit Luxembourgeois'. These are a series of lessons each year, starting in October with exams taking place in February. Should you not pass all the exams, there are re-takes available in June. Before taking the oath, you will need an intermediate level of Luxembourgish, French and German. A language certificate is required to prove the levels necessary. 

The 'prestation de serment', the swearing-in ceremony generally takes place four times per year, usually in February, June, September and December. Once sworn-in, you will be on the 'liste II' of the Luxembourg Bar, and will be considered as a lawyer ('Avocat').

Following this you will need to enroll yourself in a 'stage judiciaire'/a training contract with a law firm for a duration of 2 years. During the training contract, you are required to take continuous lessons and later complete exams towards the 'avoué', which takes place twice per year in June and December. Once the exams are completed, you will be able to register on the 'liste I' in Luxembourg, and will be considered as a fully qualified lawyer ('Avocat à la Cour').

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Qualified lawyer in another country? 

If you have already become a qualified lawyer in another EU or partnered country but would like to work in Luxembourg, you need to register yourself with the Luxembourg Bar, after which you will be enrolled on the 'liste IV' ('Avocat exerçant sous son titre professionnel d'origine'). 

After having worked for a law firm in Luxembourg for three years, you will be able to enroll on the 'liste I'.

Support with your legal qualification

We support you in your career towards the Bar qualification by offering study leave for revision, courses and exams, language courses, if needed, and provide information sessions and guidance from recently qualified and more senior lawyers. We also offer the possibility to work part time during the CCDL, allowing you more time to prepare for your courses and exams.

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The recruitment process 

The first stage of our assessment process is for you to submit your complete application online, including providing your CV and cover letter. Please note that, due to GDPR regulations, we are unable to process applications via email.

Shortly after submitting your application, if successful, you will receive an email from us asking you to attend a telephone interview with an HR advisor in charge of the practice area you applied to. This takes approximately 30 minutes. Should you be successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview, held at our offices in Luxembourg, or a video interview, if not possible for you to attend in person. Depending on the role you have applied for, there may be a third interview, consisting of an hour with the Partners or senior lawyers of the practice area(s) you have applied to join.

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