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Clifford Chance uses FT premium intelligence to retain and attract clients

Clifford Chance is a global law firm operating in 26 countries with 3,300 employees headquartered in London. It's a member of the 'magic-circle' of leading British law firms. 

The firm's tech group is a team of 400 lawyers led by co-head Jonathan Kewley. It has clients in a wide range of sectors and focusses on technology issues in areas ranging from data and finance to corporate and litigation. 

The challenge

With clients on every continent, the Tech Group needs to stay informed of news on both a local and a global level, so lawyers can provide timely strategic advice to help clients succeed. 

One of our USPs is our global offering with cross-border relationships, so having an international team and coverage across every region is critical.

Jonathan KewleyCo-Head, Clifford Chance Tech Group

The solution

An FT Group Subscription provides Clifford Chance with company-wide access to premium intelligence, as well as the business tools to remain informed of key issues affecting clients, at the right moment in time.

Jonathan Kewley and his team use FT content to make sure they’re aware of developments as they happen.

“The speed of reporting is impressive, so the speed at which we pick on themes such as AI, regulation, cyber risks etc is second to none,” explains Jonathan. “FT journalists and reporters are at the frontline of these discussions, quick to spot any trends and topics that must be addressed.

I like the way the FT prioritises technology. It doesn’t just focus on Silicon Valley tech - it talks about technology transformation, looking at the tech implications for every business - from blockchain to retail to AI.

Jonathan KewleyCo-Head, Clifford Chance Tech Group

The benefits

With a more in-depth understanding of the issues impacting their clients’ industries, lawyers from the firm’s Tech Group can give their clients better advice - helping Clifford Chance to stand out from competitors, attract and retain more clients.

Clifford Chance also uses its FT Group Subscription to train and inform junior staff. “We have a culture of learning and thought leadership,” confirms Jonathan. “The FT is a great tool and should be available to all, not exclusively to senior people.”

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