Sovereign Debt Focus Group

Because the Capital Markets practice at Clifford Chance provides advice to clients on credit, debt transactions and structuring, it's important that our understanding of international developments is second to none.

At the height of the Eurozone Crisis, with several countries struggling to service rising government debt, Clifford Chance established the Sovereign Debt Focus Group to lead the firm's engagement with clients on the subject. Greece in particular was in a state of acute crisis and the group initially met to discuss the possible implications of a Greek exit from the Eurozone.

Aimee Au, then a first-seat trainee in Capital Markets, had the opportunity to become involved in this initiative soon after joining Clifford Chance. She found herself working closely with colleagues at all levels from across the business, gaining an insight into information gathering and problem solving.

Thought Leadership at Clifford Chance isn't just about commercial edge – it's about having the opportunity to be involved in developments that shape the very course of events, and develop an understanding of the global context in which our clients do business.