General Banking Associate, GFM, Hong Kong


  1. Hong Kong
  2. Lawyers
  3. Permanent
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job Description

Clifford Chance is seeking a highly motivated and skilled General Banking Associate to join our prestigious Global Financial Markets practice in Hong Kong. The successful candidate will work on a variety of complex finance transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, private credit & direct lending, project finance, real estate finance, and restructuring. This role offers the opportunity to work with a dynamic team on high-profile transactions for a global client base.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of financing documents.
  • Conduct legal research and provide advice on a variety of finance-related legal issues.
  • Participate in structuring, negotiating, and executing finance transactions.
  • Work closely with partners, counsels and senior associates, and clients to ensure transactions are completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Coordinate with other practice areas and offices to provide comprehensive legal services to clients.
  • Manage and mentor junior associates and trainees.
  • Contribute to business development activities, including client presentations and pitch documentation.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments in finance law and contribute to the firm's knowledge management.



  • Qualified lawyer with 2 – 5 PQE in a common low jurisdiction
  • Strong academic credentials from a reputable law school.
  • Experience in a leading law firm with a recognised finance practice.
  • Excellent legal skills, including a strong understanding of finance law and practice.
  • Ability to handle complex legal issues and transactions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in English is required; additional language skills, particularly Mandarin or Cantonese, are highly advantageous.
  • Commitment to high-quality work and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Company Description

Who we are

As one of the leading international law firms, our work spans jurisdictions, cultures, and languages – and so do our people.

We believe every career at Clifford Chance 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 collaborative 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 our teams.

Whatever your area of expertise, Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds meet.

Additional Information

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


  1. Hong Kong

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