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Our People

Everyone at Clifford Chance plays a part in helping the firm deliver consistently outstanding service. We work together in the truest sense – through trust, mutual support, openness, informality and respect for one another. By joining our team, you will feel the full benefit of the Clifford Chance environment, joining a professional supportive team that values your talents. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our colleagues across the region.


Sae Kawakami

QUALIFIED LAWYER , GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, TOKYO 

While working in the Tokyo office as a vacation scheme student, I was impressed by the intelligence of the lawyers and their ability to find solutions to complex legal and commercial issues.

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Daniel Ng

TRAINEE ASSOCIATE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, SINGAPORE 

I remember being daunted by the firm’s application form (it was slightly long!). When I did start the process I really enjoyed it because I was able to show different facets of who I am.

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Ryan Siu

LEGAL ASSISTANT, CORPORATE, HONG KONG 

After completing my LLB and PCLL, I was not quite sure what kind of lawyer I wanted to be, so I chose a firm that would allow me to explore and have a varied experience.


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Nikhil Banerjee

LAW GRADUATE, SYDNEY 

For practitioners, promoting responsible business can have a profound impact within the community. For example, solicitors can lead initiatives that improve access to briefs for female barristers. Finance lawyers can help energy clients transition into clean energy and become more sustainable. 

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Natasha Kim

ASSOCIATE, CORPORATE, SINGAPORE 

Looking back on my training contract journey, I’m grateful for the opportunity to have experienced life as a junior lawyer in four different practice areas.




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Cecilia Chan

ASSOCIATE, CORPORATE, HONG KONG 

During my training I rotated through the Corporate practice (Public Companies), the Global Financial Markets practice (Restructuring), Corporate practice (M&A) and Litigation & Dispute Resolution.



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Mark Chan

PARTNER, GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS, HONG KONG 

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.


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Natsuko Sugihara

PARTNER, CORPORATE, TOKYO 


I was born in Japan but spent time in the Netherlands and UK growing up. After studying law at Cambridge University, I got to know Clifford Chance and applied for a London training contract.


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Yufei Liao

PARTNER, CORPORATE, BEIJING 


I joined Clifford Chance immediately after graduation - I studied my Bachelor of Law at Peking University and an LLM at Tsinghua University. I undertook the two-year training period in Beijing which was mainly within our Capital Markets group.

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Valerie Kong

PARTNER, CORPORATE, SINGAPORE 

I am a lifer at Clifford Chance. I started as an intern in the Singapore office in my second year of university, I enjoyed my internship and therefore applied for a training contract with the firm in London.




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Damian Bachor

LAW GRADUATE, SYDNEY 

I always wanted to develop my legal career internationally, and what was particularly attractive about Clifford Chance's graduate program was that graduates are offered a 6-month international secondment to one of the 33 offices in its global network. I was also impressed by the firm's outstanding work in progressing inclusion and diversity.

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Meg Green

TRAINEE SOLICITOR, PERTH 


I really enjoyed my clerkship as I felt I got to really experience the firm and what it would be like to work there. Everyone was very honest and open about their experiences and happy to share their time to speak with me about any questions I had.


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Latifah Sat

TRAINEE SOLICITOR, LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION, HONG KONG 

While I studied law at Oxford University, I knew that I wanted to try something outside of law before applying for training contracts. I was fortunate to secure a role at a think tank in Hong Kong where I focused on land and housing policy research.


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