Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you’re heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.
Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective, and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career.
We’re proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.
The ideal candidates will be 2+ PQE (up to 8 PQE) Common Law qualified, Chinese languages an advantage but not a pre-requisite.
Given our global footprint, we would be happy for this role to be based in any of our Asia Pacific offices. We would also offer relocation to Hong Kong.
Clifford Chance has the world’s leading global finance practice. Our Global Financial Markets Group is the biggest team in the firm and combines a multi-disciplinary practice which stands out from our competitors for the range, calibre and international scope of the deals we handle and the advice we provide. It is significant that we are client-focused rather than product-focused. This means that we can and do adapt to our clients’ needs as their markets and priorities change.
Our award-winning team is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners Global Banking & Finance category and our high-quality and ground-breaking international practice continues to be one of the most highly respected in the market.
Who you will work with
You will be part of our General Banking team, which remains at the cutting edge of the market, delivering advice to a wide range of clients, including banks, financial institutions, corporates and private equity funds.
The General Banking team in Hong Kong is made up of 6 Partners and approximately 20 lawyers, including trainees.
What you will be responsible for
Lawyers in our group have the opportunity to gain top quality experience across the following diverse range of work:
Leveraged and Acquisition finance
Funds Financing including subscription-line facilities
Project finance and ECA backed financing
High Yield bonds
Your career experience so far
We are seeking qualified junior to senior level lawyers who can demonstrate proven post-qualification experience in finance. Your knowledge and experience will probably have been gained at a leading practice with a reputation for work in this area.
We expect proven first rate legal skills, combined with a strong reputation amongst clients for providing commercial solutions, excellent transactional and management skills.
You will naturally be able to demonstrate excellent document drafting skills. You should also demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills, along with a high level of commercial awareness and will have had strong exposure of collaborating with multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary teams.
It is crucial that you can demonstrate an appetite for business development, client relationship management and thought leadership.
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