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Our Firm in London
What's it like to start your legal career in our London office? Hear from a few of our London partners and associates as they share what working at White & Case means to them.
Your global platform
We work with some of the largest and most important corporate clients in the world, often on their most complex and challenging matters. Their businesses span multiple countries and jurisdictions, leveraging the cutting-edge experience and local know-how of our global offices and practices.
For you, this means international exposure—and the chance to find an area of law that matches your skills and interests. Imagine the impact you can make, then make it happen with us.
Key areas of work
Including Regulatory Compliance, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency and Capital Markets (including High Yield and Securitisation)
Including M&A, Private Equity, Employment, Compensation & Benefits, Investment Funds, Real Estate and Tax
Including Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Trade, White Collar and Construction
Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance (EIPAF)
You will become an invaluable part of a team and develop skills that you will rely on throughout your future legal career.
What our trainees actually do…
Capital Markets, High Yield
“As a trainee, you provide a support role for the deal team and assist with the different stages of a transaction. Typical tasks include verifying statements in investor presentations and the prospectus, drafting ancillary documents such as officer’s certificates, legal opinions and notices, and managing the closing of a transaction.”
“Trainees conduct the preliminary analysis on a given transaction to work out where filings are likely to be required. This may involve liaising with other offices around the globe and working with them towards a final judgment. The work is more often than not cross-border by its very nature.”
“Trainees are given lots of client/counsel contact and are often tasked with providing the first drafts of documents, managing the CP process as well as the signing/closing process.”
Financial Restructuring and Insolvency
“An important aspect of an FRI trainee’s role is project management, whether that means keeping track of conditions precedent (CP) checklists or keeping track of progress on documents and getting input from other departments and jurisdictions on specific legal issues.”
“You will help draft court documents, attend calls with counsel and the other side in a dispute, take notes of discussions, keep track of court deadlines and attend hearings. Trainees are also required to research specific areas of law and produce internal memos.”
“As a Tax trainee, you will be exposed to a broad spectrum of matters and the manifold tax regimes they engage. This entails plenty of opportunities to hone research and drafting skills by conducting research and preparing memoranda on points of tax law that directly contribute to client matters and often concern cutting-edge areas of business and finance.”
“The work in the contentious Construction practice ranges from drafting submissions and conducting legal research to attending client calls and witness interviews. The work varies for each of the different stages of the arbitration process, and trainees get heavily involved in matters at all stages.”