Financial Markets Products
Our global asset finance practice encompasses the aviation, maritime, rail, defence and infrastructure industries and we act for banks, leasing companies, operators, manufacturers, arrangers, private equity houses, investment vehicles, export credit agencies, government divisions and development banks.
Corporate and Investment Grade Lending
Our corporate and investment grade lending team is made up of experienced specialists whose pragmatism, market knowledge and commercial approach has earned it a strong reputation as a global leader in the market. This team advises on a broad range of domestic and cross border lending transactions for lenders and borrowers across the credit spectrum. We also advise many industry bodies and this puts us at the forefront of the issues that shape the market. Our team delivers a service of the highest quality on all our corporate and investment grade lending transactions and this is reflected in our top rankings in the league tables and legal directories.
Debt Capital Markets
We are global market leaders, meeting the most complex and diverse funding requirements across the whole spectrum of debt capital markets products.
Derivatives and Structured Finance
Our international derivatives practice is unique in having derivatives specialists in all the major financial centres covering OTC, exchange traded and derivatives-based securities.
Energy and Infrastructure
The worldwide energy and infrastructure group specialises in all areas of global energy and infrastructure financing. The group offers the experience and capability of a team that regularly works on the most important, innovative and complex projects around the world.
Equity Capital Markets
We provide cutting edge advice and execution on the legal, regulatory and practical aspects of domestic and cross-border equity and equity-linked offerings.
Our client-focused approach and unparalleled depth of expertise covers the full range of investment and commercial banking, asset management, insurance and retail financial services.
Funds and Investment Management
Our experience in advising fund and asset management businesses is market-leading and our clients include the leading global fund managers. We cover the full range of funds, including private funds (private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt, hedge funds), exchange traded funds, retail funds, as well as co-investment structures, managed accounts and secondary transactions.
We are driving the development of the high yield market, advising on some of the most complex, often first-of-a-kind transactions. We have a proven track-record of advising underwriters, issuers and sponsors across the globe.
Clifford Chance advises on the most complex and ground-breaking Islamic finance deals throughout the world.
Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
Our leveraged and acquisition finance team is made up of experienced specialists whose market knowledge, pragmatism and commercial approach has earned it a strong reputation as a global leader in the market.
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Risk Management
Our financial markets litigators have acted in some of the most complex and high profile disputes and investigations. The firm's impressive track record demonstrates our team's ability to mobilise, in a co-ordinated and efficient way, a strong cadre of technically excellent, financially literate and "can do" partners and lawyers, to help our clients through the risks that they face in this sector.
Real Estate Finance
Our specialist real estate finance team advise borrowers, lenders, lead managers and issuers on domestic and cross-border real estate financings, refinancings and restructurings, involving the full range of debt products.
Restructuring and Insolvency
Our dedicated Restructuring and Insolvency team is made up of experienced specialists whose pragmatism has earned its strong reputation for delivering commercial results packaged into one seamless service.
Securitisation and Structured Debt
We are global leaders in securitisation and structured debt, providing highly sophisticated and innovative solutions across a wide range of products and jurisdictions.
Trade, Commodities and Export Finance
Clifford Chance appreciate the inherently complex environment in which many structured trade finance deals take place and understand that deals are becoming larger and more complex in a dynamic market environment.
The Corporate Finance Trusts Group (CFTG) provides specialist advice to clients providing corporate trust and agency services. The group is widely acknowledged to be a market leader and is the largest dedicated trustee group of any City law firm. The focus of the CFTG is in the Capital Markets Group in London but other lawyers with trusts specialism are located in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Germany.