A single partnership, the firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the key markets of Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and in 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.
At Clifford Chance, we pride ourselves on combining the highest global standards with local expertise. Our business strategy is underpinned by the drive to provide our clients with a world class service. The 'one firm' global business model that we pioneered continues to stand out in the marketplace; we are still the only non-franchise law firm with a substantial footprint in all of the world's major markets.
Many of the world's leading organisations look to Clifford Chance not just for legal expertise but for advice on business critical issues and market opportunities. We participate and advise at the highest level of government, business and regulation. Our corporate responsibility programme is the most comprehensive in the industry and something we take extremely seriously as a fundamental part of our commercial life.
Sharing know-how across borders and jurisdictions, building teams of specialist sector-focused lawyers, innovative thinking in terms of products and services, investing in only the most talented people, promoting best practice across all layers of the business, recognising that there is always more that we can do for our clients... these are just some of the reasons why Clifford Chance has become known as one of the world's most highly regarded, forward-thinking and influential law firms.
* Clifford Chance also has a co-operation agreement with Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm.
Following the example of the most reliable and secure foreign legislations on securitisation, Morocco has modified its securitisation act n°33-06. Under discussion in this white paper is the impact upon companies and investors in Morocco and Africa.
Vietnam recently introduced certain regulatory changes on foreign investors’ securities trading, and for the first time authorised the formation of securities investment companies (“investment companies”), exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) and real estate investment funds (“REIFs”).
This white paper sets out developments in key jurisdictions, and explores the common themes which are emerging from increasing levels of mis-selling litigation worldwide. It looks at emerging trends and strategic considerations.
Obligations concerning derivatives reforms under the EU regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (European Markets Infrastructure Regulation, 'EMIR') is summarised in this handy illustrative timeline.
This white paper considers the techniques which are – or should be – available for the resolution of banks which are primarily funded through retail deposits.
The UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has made some significant changes to its Investment Funds Regulations (IFR) prior to the 12 month transitional period (during which all fund managers are to apply for approval of their funds for marketing in the UAE) expiring in August 2013.
Following the consultation by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), changes were made to prospectus disclosure requirements applying for offers of units in collective investment schemes to the retail public. The impact of these changes is discussed in this white paper.
This white paper provides an outline of changes to Japan’s insider trading and the related monetary penalty system in late 2012. Also in the spotlight are further potential changes to their Insider Trading Regulations expected to come about in 2013.
Under review is how from 22 July 2013, a large group of 'AIFMD exempt' European venture capital managers may elect for 'EuVECA' status of their venture capital funds. By complying with certain requirements they will become entitled to a European marketing passport (and share certain other benefits).
Under review is how conventional secured lending and leasing structure for an asset can be developed into a Shari'a compliant product, thereby providing asset leasing companies and operators with the opportunity to meet their financing needs by accessing the liquidity of the Islamic finance market.