Working in France

Working in France

A truly global law firm, White & Case has been present in Paris since 1926. Our experience provides clients with the benefit of both our extensive international network and specialist knowledge in a variety of key legal fields. Our teams advise a broad range of French and international clients, including listed and unlisted companies, financial institutions, investment funds and government institutions.

We recruit highly skilled and diverse lawyers who have experience of French, US and English law, to give innovative advice in complex multijurisdictional assignments. They work closely with clients to formulate and implement tailored solutions. Our lawyers develop lasting relationships with clients, anticipate their needs and work collaboratively to fulfil their ambitions.

At White & Case, we’re serious about social responsibility. Lawyers take part in regular pro bono assignments alongside a variety of other social initiatives, including sporting and solidarity events, diversity promotion, our women’s network and green initiatives, as well as the annual "Jim Hurlock – White & Case" Scholarship.

Equal opportunities

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Firm aims to provide a professional, collegial working environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity irrespective of differences. The Firm expects that each individual will exhibit, in his or her conduct and communications, sound judgment and respect for others. All individuals are to be treated in a fair and consistent manner, thereby promoting good working relationships and encouraging high standards of conduct and performance.

Roles

Please click here to download our brochure in French.

Stagiaires – Legal Interns/Trainees

At White & Case, we are looking for talented students and graduates with a high level of legal knowledge, a taste for teamwork, good communication skills and an entrepreneurial appetite. We champion diversity by recruiting innovative and ambitious individuals from a range of backgrounds who can make a real difference to our clients.

The aim of our internship program is to provide a recruitment pool for future associates. As part of the program, you will be entrusted with legal assignments, as well as research into doctrines and jurisprudence, preparation for consultations and drafting pleadings, contractual clauses or legal opinions. Trainees also participate in audits and negotiation meetings, and in the preparation of filings.

We welcome applications from students requiring internship placements as part of their bar school or university with a Master 2 in Law at least, business school (HEC, ESSEC, ESCP, EDHEC, EM Lyon), Sciences Po or foreign universities (LL.M., Master 1 dual law degree, etc.). An excellent command of English is essential.

Associates

At White & Case, we are looking for talented students and graduates with a high level of legal knowledge, a taste for teamwork, good communication skills and an entrepreneurial appetite. We champion diversity by recruiting innovative and ambitious individuals from a range of backgrounds who can make a real difference to our clients.

The aim of our internship program is to provide a recruitment pool for future associates. As part of the program, you will be entrusted with legal assignments, as well as research into doctrines and jurisprudence, preparation for consultations and drafting pleadings, contractual clauses or legal opinions. Trainees also participate in audits and negotiation meetings, and in the preparation of filings.

We welcome applications from students requiring internship placements as part of their bar school or university with a Master 2 in Law at least, business school (HEC, ESSEC, ESCP, EDHEC, EM Lyon), Sciences Po or foreign universities (LL.M., Master 1 dual law degree, etc.). An excellent command of English is essential.

Business Support Services

Employees in our business services functions provide professional support in areas that are critical to our Firm’s success. This support allows the Firm to operate efficiently while our lawyers focus on the needs of our clients.

Our Business Support teams are structured as follows: Business Development & Communications, Finance, Knowledge, Paralegals, Office Operations, People and Technology.

Applying in France

Stagiaires – Legal Interns/Trainees

All applications are reviewed on behalf of our internship committee, which includes the partner in charge of the internship program as well as representatives from various practices in our office. The pre-selected applications received online are dispatched to the practices that the candidates applied for. Each practice decides whether or not to invite the pre-selected candidates for a single interview and then select those who will receive an internship offer.

Important: Submit your application through the "Legal Interns/Trainees" job ads of our website, and select the three practices in which you wish to apply.

Associates

We review all applications before organizing the first series of interviews. These are held in French and English, and will be attended by partners and associates of the practice you are applying to join. Successful candidates will be invited to a second series of interviews before receiving a final answer.

Important: Submit your application in the “Speculative applications – Associates” job ad of our website, and select the practices in which you wish to apply

Business Support Services

The applications are reviewed by the head of the relevant Business Support team in which you wish to apply. All current openings are posted on our Career website.

Evènements

Notre cabinet participera aux évènements suivants :

Evènements

Forum Juridique - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Mercredi 30 janvier 2019

Forum Sciences Po des Métiers du Droit 2019
Mercredi 6 février 2019

Forum des stages 2019 - Ecole de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la cour d'appel de Paris (EFB)
Mardi 12 février 2019

Forum Droit ESSEC 2019
Mardi 19 février 2019

Job Fair d’Assas 2019 -  Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
Jeudi 21 février 2019

White & Case Paris

White & Case LLP 
19, Place Vendôme 
75001 Paris 
France 
+33 1 55 04 15 15