Client & Market Development Associate Manager, Global Fintech – 12 month FTC


  1. London
  2. Business Development
  3. Fixed Term
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job Description

The role

This position is a maternity cover at Associate Manager level, with the primary objective of fostering community and accelerating the expansion of our global Fintech group. The role involves strategic efforts to secure innovative financial technology mandates from a diverse portfolio of new and existing clients within the financial services sector. The successful candidate will play a key role in enhancing our market presence and contributing to the group's success by leveraging industry knowledge and networks to capture leading-edge opportunities for profitable work in the Fintech domain.


Who you will work with

Our Fintech group is a multi-practice global team delivering strategic advice to financial services and fintech clients and is closely linked to our global Tech Group. The Fintech group straddles all practice areas of the firm and combines to provide multi-disciplinary transactional and financial regulatory advice, as well as advice on contentious matters, to established and emerging participants in fintech.

You will work with dynamic partners and ambitious associates and counsels focused on fintech work with local business development teams across key financial centres (including New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Washington). You will also work closely with BD leads for the various practice areas, Tech theme and TMT sector and other business professionals including the Fintech Knowledge Director to deliver our global Fintech strategy.


What you will be responsible for

You will work with the global Fintech co-heads and steerco team to execute the global Fintech business plan for Year 2. Driving the development of our client targeting, market our existing strengths and relationships and police the day-to-day execution of client action plans and deliverables.

  • You will take the lead on identifying opportunities to increase our market share by winning more work covering major transactions, risk mandates, strategic advice and complex projects involving the most innovative technologies from blockchain, robo-advisory and digital assets, to quantum computing.     

You will work alongside our global AI taskforce on AI-related opportunities.


What you will do

This role requires the individual to deliver effective project management of high-profile cross-jurisdictional and cross-practice initiatives. 

Key activities could include, but are not restricted to, the following: 

  • Work with the global Fintech co-heads and core team to execute the global Fintech business plan for Year 2
  • Working across our three traditional practice groups (Corporate, Global Financial Markets and Litigation & Dispute Resolution) to identify synergies and consolidate opportunities and activities between teams
  • Develop a strategy/offering for any new and evolving areas of financial technology
  • Drive targeted client engagement with integrated, multi-channel Fintech campaigns, working closely with BD, Knowledge, Brand, Communications and Marketing colleagues
  • Manage the cross-practice production of strategically significant RFP responses, pitches and capability statements
  • Develop key messages and centralised client-facing collateral and capability statements that are regularly maintained
  • Work closely with Client Development Managers ("CDMs") in particular in conjunction with the firm's Global Strategic Client ("GSC") teams assigned to Tech and Bank clients to drive engagement and identify opportunities on some of the firm's largest client accounts, while supporting our local office teams with their local engagement plans into start-ups with accelerator and innovation labs
  • Work closely with partners to enhance their profile and communicate expanded capabilities both internally and externally
  • Working closely with the Fintech Knowledge Director, to promote internally and externally Thought Leadership content
  • Provide strategic advice and operational support with regard to fintech sponsorships, speaking opportunities and events
  • Coordinating global directory and awards submissions with CMDs teams.


Your experience


  • A global perspective, with sensitivity to multiple and diverse cultures. 
  • A legal industry background with experience in marketing
  • A background in a business development related role.
  • A solid track record of being proactive and delivering high quality work, both personally and through a team. 

Skills and work style

  • Positive and innovative mindset, eager to challenge existing practices and propose new ideas.
  • Proactive, with a focus on delivering results and maintaining a client-oriented perspective.
  • They can collaborate effectively with diverse legal and business teams, demonstrating adaptability to different personalities and work styles.
  • As a team player, they contribute by sharing knowledge, inspiring, and guiding colleagues.
  • The individual prioritises tasks effectively, making strategic decisions on where to invest effort to maximise value.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision, they also have a track record of managing projects successfully.


How we will support you

The current Executive Manager will facilitate a seamless transition for the maternity cover candidate stepping into the Global Fintech CMD role by offering comprehensive support and insight into the planning for the upcoming financial year. This includes sharing a detailed schedule of events, sponsorships, and business development (BD) initiatives that have already received approval for FY25.

To ensure the candidate is well-versed in the strategic direction, the Executive Manager will provide a thorough briefing on the Fintech strategy plan, focusing on the critical deliverables set for the second year.

Additionally, the candidate will be equipped with an approved budget, which outlines all the planned activities for the forthcoming financial year, enabling them to manage resources effectively and align their efforts with the group's objectives.

Company Description

Who we are

We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.

Additional Information

Hybrid Working

This role follows our 'balanced' hybrid working approach and as long as business needs allow, you will be supported to work in a hybrid way with the expectation of working from the office for a minimum of 50% of your time.

Equal opportunities statement

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here.



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