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Clifford Chance led the way for international firms when it started practicing US law in the 1990s. Now a thriving, full-service domestic firm, Clifford Chance US operates from offices in Houston, New York and Washington, DC, and we were the first international firm to open an office in Brazil more than 20 years ago. The US Firm's 400+ lawyers have a deep understanding of US, Latin American and global markets, and they routinely advise clients on high-profile matters across our transactional and litigation practices.

We offer clients the benefit of seamless access to Clifford Chance's elite global network spanning 32 offices in 22 countries. Collaboration is fundamental to our lockstep culture, and no firm is better placed to advise leading businesses on their complex domestic and cross-border matters.

For our candidates, we offer the opportunity to practice US law at the top level and to work on challenging matters in a supportive team-based environment, where the collective goal is to help our clients – elite US and multinational companies – succeed in a global marketplace.

(Note: The preceding paragraph contains excerpts from an interview with former Americas Regional Managing Partner Evan Cohen for Chambers Associate.

Selected work highlights 

Our cross-practice REIT team advises on major deals, such as the $1 billion IPO of ESRT, which includes the Empire State Building.

  • Advised DOE’s Loan Programs Office on a US$504.4 million loan guarantee for the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Project, an innovative clean hydrogen production and storage facility.
  • Advised Mercer on the successful fundraise of Mercer Private Investment Partners VI with more than US$4.8 billion in total commitments.
  • Advised Watermark Lodging Trust, Inc. on its proposed US$3.8 billion merger with private real estate funds managed by Brookfield.
  • Advised Aircraft leasing company Avolon on its ground-breaking aircraft order with Vertical Aerospace Ltd., an electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) manufacturer - the world's largest ever eVTOL aircraft order.


Major Practices 

Clifford Chance US boasts six top rankings for its Americas-based practices and routinely works on groundbreaking, high-profile matters.

Banking & Finance: Asset Finance, Debt Trading, Leveraged Finance, Project Finance, Restructuring

Capital Markets: Capital Markets, Structured Finance, REITs

Corporate: Antitrust, Funds & Investment Management, Insurance, M&A

Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Investigations/White Collar; Complex Civil Disputes, including class actions; Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Real Estate: Major transactions, cross-practice team

Tax Pensions & Employment: Complex domestic and international work, ERISA

Cross practice: Latin America, including Energy & Infrastructure, M&A and Capital Markets; Regulatory; Technology, including Fintech

Global teams: US-Qualified attorneys located in offices worldwide