Critical case analysis

We strive to achieve early clarity and direction for our clients. Rigorous case analysis during the early stages enables our clients to make timely strategic decisions, and thus optimizes our own effectiveness.

Our birth was an innovation, and innovation must remain its essence.

Collaboration

Clients are part of our team. Embedding our clients in the decision and strategic making process ensures that the lines of communication are open and there is a transparency on deliverables and reasoning to meet their expectations.

Constant attention to methodology and efficiency

Everything we do adds value, we are bidding adieu to the pyramid. Close partner direction is a defining feature of our work. More senior time explaining the purpose of a task, the structure and thrust of a draft, and the effort allocated to each workstream means less aggregate team time later on. Our highest achievers are those who can discriminate between tasks that advance a case and those that do not.

Written style

We know the power of brevity. Effective writing requires analytical insight and hard work. Prolix and unfocussed presentations make little impact on busy clients and arbitrators. Our presentations distil cases to their essence—we aim to elucidate, not inundate.

Advocacy style

3C advocates are courteously relentless and relentlessly courteous. We owe our clients a duty to fight for their cause in a manner that does not damage our reputations or relationships with those who decide our cases. We seek to overwhelm the party opposite with the sophistication of our case and the clarity of our presentation.

We seek to build a flexible environment that allows us to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Ongoing mentorship

Our partners aspire to a higher level of mentorship. We add value to our clients by investing in our lawyers. The partners are therefore committed to providing regular and constructive feedback on attorney performance.

Minimising hierarchy

Fearless exchange of views. Just as our clients value the independence of our advice, we value critical internal input from all ranks in any task we undertake.

3C working flexibility

We seek to build a flexible environment that allows us to exceed our clients’ expectations. We believe that excellence comes from giving talented and motivated lawyers space to perform their work, not from thick manuals, unnecessary face time, or excessive hours. 3C is committed to creating an environment that attracts and retains a diverse array of talented attorneys.

3C R&D

Our birth was an innovation, and innovation must remain its essence. Yesterday’s discovery is today’s staple, and tomorrow’s discard. In order to remain at the cutting edge of legal practice, 3C commits to identifying and implementing innovation as an essential part of what we do on an ongoing basis.