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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.

Slovak Desk

Having a dedicated Slovak law unit, we have the capability to provide seamless legal services to our clients, wherever they may be based. As well as supporting the business interests of our Czech client base, we are called upon to advise on matters that involve clients from throughout Clifford Chance’s global network. The Slovak desk consists of lawyers qualified to provide legal services in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic. 

The team focuses on the Slovak market, and monitors developments in the legal system in order to provide the latest information on legislative changes affecting our clients' business activities. The Slovak section is headed by Alex Cook, an English-law qualified corporate partner, who has been based in the CEE for almost 20 years. During this time, he has provided advice on numerous transactions in Slovakia as well as on deals throughout the CEE/SEE region with Slovak aspects.

An insight into our work

Here Thierry Schoen, an M&A partner in Paris, talks about his role in the financial rescue of Peugeot by Dongfeng Motor Group. The deal was multi-faceted and required expertise from Clifford Chance offices around the world involving lawyers from China, the U.S and Australia.

Areas we cover

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Clifford Chance Named Best Real Estate Legal Firm in the Czech Republic 

Clifford Chance's Prague office has been named the Best Real Estate Legal Firm in the Czech Republic at ThePrime Real Estate Gala. The local awards recognition is a new initiative from ThePrime, a real estate and investment news portal covering the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the region. The event presented several awards in real estate categories, such as Best Office Development, Best Residential Development, Best Interior Design and more.

Právnická firma roku 2020

Clifford Chance Prague won EPRAVO's Law Firm of the Year award for 2020 in the category of Real Estate, after receiving the same award in 2019. We are proud to have received this recognition locally from EPRAVO, which underscores our top tier rankings in the international directories. The award is testament to our fantastic client base and to the incomparable strength of our team, without whom we would have won this award.

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CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2019 

Clifford Chance has been recognized as the Central & Eastern Europe M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2019 at Mergermarket's annual European M&A Awards ceremony held on 4th December at Banqueting House in London.

"Over the last year, the Clifford Chance CEE M&A team has advised on a number of the most significant transactions in the region. Our CEE team is based on the ground in Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic from where we cover also Slovakia. Based on client feedback, our biggest competitive advantage is our joint regional approach to clients and transactions, in the context of deal doing but also relationship building. It is this approach we believe that has contributed to winning this fantastic award." - Alex Cook, Prague Managing Partner

Directory listings

Chambers Europe: The Czech Republic 2022

Band One in Banking & Finance Band One in Corporate/M&A Band One in Real Estate Band One in Restructuring & Insolvency

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Legal 500: The Czech Republic 2022

Tier One in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Tier One in Commercial, Corporate and M&A Tier One in Real Estate and Construction

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IFLR1000: the Czech Republic 2022

Tier One in Banking & Finance Tier One in M&A Tier One in Restructuring & Insolvency Tier One in Debt Capital Markets

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