Application for the Anti Trust Lawyer Role with Clifford Chance
Re: Application for the Anti Trust Lawyer Role with Clifford Chance
Dear Recruitment Team
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for the junior anti trust lawyer role with Clifford Chance.
I am applying for this role because I am attracted by the international nature of the work and the potential exposure to the global financial marketplace. I feel that this role will offer me with an excellent opportunity to get involved in some of the largest and strategically important sectors such as electricity, gas, water supply, financial, transport, telecommunications and media. During my employment, I have received a lot of involvement in the energy sector and feel that this role will enable me to build on this experience. I also feel that working in these sectors will expose me to high-value and complex legal problems with wider political, economic and business considerations that will require me to apply my creativity and initiative to produce cutting-edge and precedent-setting solutions for clients. I feel that the dynamic nature of the role will offer me a perfect balance between contentious and transactional work, which will make for a varied and exciting work environment. At university, I found the competition law modules to be extremely interesting as most competition cases are precedent-setting and usually have important implications on the market.
The firm’s inclusive and collegiate culture will give me a chance to work in one of the largest international law firms with the intimacy of a smaller office, which will allow me to get to know my colleagues and clients on a more personal level whilst still having access to the depth and breadth of the firm’s global resources.
During my employment at some of the leading international and US law firms, I have received direct exposure on some of the most high-profile legal matters. This experience helped to develop my entire set of skills which will enable me to operate successfully as a newly qualified solicitor. I was vested with high levels of responsibility and have demonstrated an outstanding ability to manage my workload and prioritise competing deadlines.
I possess very good teamwork skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. I have very good communication and drafting skills. In my previous roles, I helped to draft witness statements, expert reports, a prospectus for an IPO of a luxury goods company and regularly corresponded with clients via email, conference calls and in-person. I had attended a board of directors EGM where I explained complex issues to clients and lawyers in a very simple and understandable language.
During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas, including oil and gas, telecoms, banking and financial services, real estate and some others. This has developed my commercial awareness which, in turn, allows me to align all of my work with the requirements of clients and their respective businesses. I have received a lot of direct contact with very high-profile clients and their associates, which has developed my client-facing skills. I always undertake my work with utmost attention to details. My language skills will allow me to add value to international cases and forge effective relationships with overseas lawyers and clients. I possess very good problem-solving skills and enjoy working on complex cases to devise cutting-edge solutions to problems without any precedents.
I am very motivated and enjoy new challenges. In my spare time, I regularly do [sport] and help to coach others. [sport] has helped to hone my discipline and resilience to pressure and new challenges.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.