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Mark Chan


I grew up in Sydney and studied Commerce and Law at University of New South Wales and applied directly to the Hong Kong office for a training contract, which I commenced in 2007.

During the programme, I rotated through Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Capital Markets, and Corporate (M&A) whilst on secondment to our London office and finally, Global Financial Markets. 

I qualified into our Capital Markets group and throughout my time here have developed my practice as well as contributing in other ways to the firm. Some highlights include being on the Graduate Recruitment panel for over six years – I enjoy meeting new people at our recruitment events and sharing my experience and sitting on the regional Regulatory team where I work closely with colleagues globally to ensure we are at the forefront of any changes that affect our clients. Setting up the office football team has also been great fun. Importantly, I am an active Arcus Ally which means I promote an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out. 

The opportunities to do market-leading work as well to take part in interesting projects is a real benefit of the firm and I feel I am truly immersed in our culture. The diverse people we have across our offices creates and maintains our culture. When I think of the people I work with, I think they have common traits such as intellectual curiosity and desire to take responsibility. 


My advice 

When doing your internship, think about the work you have been assigned – how do we as a firm fit into the project? What value can we generate for the client? Take the time to understand the context.

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