Clifford Chance: the International Law Firm of the Year

Recently, Clifford Chance has been named the International Law Firm of the Year at the first Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards. This is not a title unheard of for this firm. It continues to obtain recognition all over the world. It won the TMT Middle East Law Firm of the Year Award for the third consecutive year. Clifford Chance also won in 4 of 6 Australia Deal of the Year categories at the Australian Legal Business Austrian Awards. The categories included: Debt market deal of the year, Project finance deal of the year, Insolvency and restriction deal of the year and M & A deal of the year.

What makes Clifford Chance number 1? Well, this firm is the largest law firm in the world. It had a reported revenue in 2011 of 1.873 billion. The firm has about 6,700 employees today in 24 countries.

To receive the award of the international law firm of year, must a firm have to have offices in 24 countries? Clifford Chance states: “ At Clifford Chance, we pride ourselves on combining the highest global standards with local expertise. Our business strategy is underpinned by the drive to provide our clients with a world class service. The ‘one firm’ global business model that we pioneered continues to stand out in the marketplace;  we are still the only non-franchise law firm with a substantial footprint in all four of the world’s major markets.”

What impresses you the most about this law firm?



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