Derivatives Law Firm of the Year: Clifford Chance

Advisory work for regulatory bodies helped clinch award for law firm

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While some of its competitors excel in either derivatives transactional business or advisory work, Clifford Chance has been active in both specialisms with spectacular results this year, including being instructed on multibillion-dollar deals for regional banks and winning a clutch of exclusive mandates.

Over the last 18 months, deal-making has returned to Asia, and the British law firm has taken full advantage of this. However, this hasn't been at the expense of advising on ever-changing regula