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Paris – Junior to Mid level Associate – US Securities / International Capital Markets (Equity & Debt)

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Paris – Junior to Mid-Level Associate – US Securities / International Capital Markets (Equity & Debt)

Job Description

Information about the Firm

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; employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

Clifford Chance has 32 offices around the world. Every day, around 6000 staff members worldwide work together and with our clients to find solutions to issues arising in all aspects of business law.

In our Paris office, approximately 220 lawyers work on all types of complex, innovative matters, each one needing specialist understanding of the specific context of the relevant market.

The US Securities team in Paris forms part of the global Capital Markets practice providing legal advice on capital markets transactions across Europe, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The global ECM and DCM practices are among the global market leaders, meeting the most complex and diverse funding and capital-raising requirements across the whole spectrum of capital markets products.

In Paris the team works closely alongside the Paris-based Equity and Debt Capital Markets practices, as well as with Clifford Chance's Equity and Debt Capital Markets practices across the EMEA region, and provides advice on all aspects of US securities laws and regulations and international capital markets transactions.

Our global network of regulatory and capital markets lawyers is at the forefront of developments that are shaping the market and are working closely with our clients to navigate the sea of regulatory changes.


Key Attractions

The US Securities team in Paris is well-known in the market for its ability to offer expertise to meet the continuously evolving and diverse funding requirements of the largest and most innovative institutions across EMEA. We have market-leading experience advising issuers, underwriters, shareholders and private equity sponsors across the whole spectrum of capital markets products including IPOs and rights issues; investment grade and high-yield bonds; Eurobonds and EMTN programmes; sovereign issues and emerging markets issuances.

Across the Firm we advise on large, interesting and high-profile transactions. As well as recruiting the best people, we insist on the professional development of all our employees. Our lawyers work continuously to develop both legal and personal skills through the training programmes offered by our "in-house" university, the Clifford Chance Academy.

Our remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market.

Skills and Qualification

· You are a lawyer (up to 1 to 4 years' experience) in a Capital Markets practice within a leading law firm or bank, qualified in the US or France, or otherwise qualified to work in a US capital markets practice. Significant experience of ECM or DCM work would be an advantage.

· You will have a strong academic background. A specialized master's degree in international commercial law, or a business management degree would be an asset.

· You will possess perfect drafting skills in English. Proficiency in English is a must for any non-native English speaker. Any additional languages skills would be considered as an asset.

·  You will be well-organised and commercial in your approach. Dynamism, team spirit and communication skills are required qualities in order to progress in a stimulating environment.



Equal Opportunities

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, martial or civil partnerships status, race, color, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientations, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy 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.

The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.

Please note that all applicants for this position must apply through the online application site. All direct applicants will be redirected to the online application site.


Client Focus

In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfill the unique needs and expectations of each client. In order to 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.

With Clifford Chance Paris, you will have the opportunity to work on complex and innovative transactions within multidisciplinary national and international teams. You will provide pragmatic and creative answers which demand a good understanding of our clients' markets and environment.

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