Working in Finland
Since opening our Helsinki office in 1992, the level and complexity of our work in Finland has consistently placed us in the top tier of law firms in the country, and White & Case stands out as the only global law firm with a local presence in Finland. Composed of about 25 lawyers, six of whom are partners, our Helsinki team focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, bank finance and large real estate transactions, principally in Finland and other Nordic countries.
Our success depends on recruiting and developing the best legal talent, so we can continue to offer the market-leading services that we are known for. As an associate, you will have the opportunity to grow and learn as you work alongside colleagues who are leaders in their field. Working regularly on cross-border transactions, you will be in daily contact with our international clients, making connections with lawyers from across White & Case’s global network. Our culture is hard-working, but collegial. Committed to helping you reach the pinnacle of your career, we provide a range of training programs, as well as mentorships available at the senior associate and partner level.
The core practices in our Helsinki office are Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Bank Finance. We regularly advise clients including multinational corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms on cross-border transactions across the full range of business sectors. In addition to our three main practice groups, we also advise clients on Real Estate and Regulatory matters.
What we offer is unique in the Nordic region. We are a global law firm with expertise in complex, cross-border financial and transactional matters, with a local presence in Finland. We advise Finnish clients on their activities within Finland and around the world and non-Finnish clients in their Finnish and regional activities.
Typically, new associates are assigned to one of our three main practice groups. However, there may be opportunities to work in other practice areas when required by the staffing needs of the Firm or a particular client. All our associates are encouraged to participate in our Firm-wide, practice and industry-specific seminars and training programs.
Since most of our transactional work is cross-border, junior lawyers are immediately exposed to the complexities of international deal-making. In the early stages of their careers, our lawyers are mostly engaged in due diligence work and prospective drafting, but are given greater responsibility in transactions as they gain more experience.
To ensure that our lawyers achieve their potential and become fully integrated and contributing members of our legal team, we offer internal mentorship and training programs, as well as legal training available through the Finnish Bar Association and local third party educational and training companies.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified lawyers on an ongoing basis.
To apply please submit your cover letter and CV (both in English), along with a copy of your official transcript from the university where you completed your law studies, by clicking on the following link: Please send open application to [email protected]
Our Helsinki office’s trainee program offers law students the chance to gain experience and training from an international law firm. Typical assignments include drafting agreements, memoranda and minutes, legal research, legal translating, dealing with governmental authorities, and preparing and helping to maintain data rooms related to transactions. Our full-time trainee program runs for four months starting each January, May and September. To benefit from the training, law students should have completed the majority of their studies.
Our trainee program runs for four months starting each January, May and September. To apply please submit your cover letter and CV (both in English), along with a recent copy of your official transcript/record of completed studies from the university where you are currently enrolled. Apply online.
Please note the following deadlines for traineeship applications:
- Trainee period January – April application deadline: September 17
- Trainee period May – August application deadline: January 26
- Trainee period September – December application deadline: April 22
Working as a secretary or in any business support position at White & Case means working in a global organization, closely engaged with the international business community. In addition to traditional administrative duties and responsibilities, a position at White & Case gives a truly international and global dimension to day-to-day work. We welcome applications for administrative staff on an ongoing basis.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified administrative staff on an ongoing basis.
To apply please submit your cover letter and CV (both in English), along with a copy of your references. Apply online.
It has been an absolutely amazing traineeship and I am so very grateful for having been given the chance to learn from the best.
The traineeship has been an invaluable learning experience and a chance to get to know the firm and its work. I was particularly impressed by the genuinely international nature of the firm and the welcoming and positive attitude of all of my colleagues at the Helsinki office.
At White & Case you will be given responsibility already at an early stage of your career which guarantees your professional development. Also, you get to work with the most amazing colleagues without the limitation of country borders.
At White & Case I get to focus on becoming a great business-minded lawyer - we take pride in working hard because we take care of our clients' matters with an uncompromising approach to quality. In addition, at White & Case you get to work with colleagues who will always show up for you.