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Mid-level Commercial Litigation and Regulatory Investigations Lawyer

JR-537 Requisition #

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

The Group

Our Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory Group (LARG) practice in London comprises 27 partners and around 89 associates. The team has experience in a broad range of financial services investigations, contentious regulatory matters and litigation in virtually every sector of international business. 


Our clients hold us in extremely high regard and we are ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners in Banking Litigation, Litigation, Financial Crime Corporates and Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory Corporates.

The Work

We handle a broad range of work in LARG across the following areas:

  • Regulatory and criminal enforcement - handling criminal and regulatory enforcement in a range of areas from financial services through to sports law. Our work includes advising clients on how to avoid the substantial risks that investigations pose, assisting clients responding to investigations, including attending interviews and defending clients in both civil and criminal trials.
  • Internal investigations – conducting internal investigations in relation to the most complex and cutting-edge issues ranging from insider dealing through to sexual harassment.
  • Disputes - advising in relation to the most complex and high-profile civil disputes covering issues ranging from civil fraud to media privacy.
  • Compliance - We also assist our clients with financial crime compliance matters in relation to sanctions, money laundering and bribery.

Key Attractions

Dealing with a variety of matters: as described above.

High profile work: high value, international matters, with high stakes and complex issues, for and against household names.

Breadth of experience: our lawyers are encouraged to work on a wide range of cases, with a wide range of partners and other lawyers, exercising a wide range of skills.

As a lawyer at Clifford Chance your remit will be to apply your full knowledge of the law within your specialist area by identifying legal issues, drafting and advising clients.

Key Requirements

We are looking for an outstanding lawyer with strong relevant post qualification experience; excellent demonstrable working knowledge within commercial litigation or within contentious regulatory matters, investigations and financial crime matters. You will currently be practising at a top-rank practice. In all cases, candidates should be intellectually rigorous, have first-class legal ability and an outstanding academic track record.

Key Skills

We are looking for lawyers who have developed exceptional written and oral communication skills advising clients, with plenty of case handling ability leading a team and/or working as a number 2 in a larger team. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and be comfortable researching and applying complex areas of law. Expertise in relation to financial services investigations would be particularly welcome, although we also pride ourselves on having  excellent generalists with forensic skills which can be readily applied across different legal disciplines. We would also expect to see a mature approach to client business development with perhaps a handful of close client relationships with contacts at the same level of PQE as you. Fundamentally, we are looking for someone who is exceptionally driven, on a steep upward trajectory at their present firm and looking to move to an even more demanding and stimulating challenge.

To provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused.

We are looking for lawyers who:

- can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business;

- can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success;

- are empathetic, responsive and reliable;

- are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients;

- are good at fostering relationships with clients;

To find out more:

Interested? To find out more about what it is like to work at Clifford Chance in London please visit our careers site

Equal Opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. We believe that each and every one of us should experience an equality of opportunity and an equality of experience here. We are always working to develop and deliver the best and most innovative approaches to make that happen. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 

We are therefore committed to treating all employees and job 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.

The firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

We have a number of initiatives and networks that support our aspiration to be the Global Law Firm of choice. These include our LGBT, Gender Parity, Ethnicity and Disability networks.


Opening Date: 13th January 2020
Closing Date: 12th February 2020
Salary: Competitive 
Location: London 

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