Our Firm

Our Firm

Our Firm

A top-ranked global law firm. Big clients and precedent-setting deals. Challenging work in supportive, friendly teams. Join a Firm that’s as ambitious as you are, with the culture and ambition that will enable you to advance and grow as a top lawyer.

100

years

 

45

offices

 

31

countries

 

180

countries with our clients

 

14

global practices

 

8

global industry groups

 

434

London lawyers

 

88

Trainees

 

2020

US$397M London revenue

 

Our Firm in London

Learn more about the work that we do and meet some of the people in our London office.

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.

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Key areas of work

 

Debt Finance

Including Regulatory Compliance, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency and Capital Markets (including High Yield and Securitisation)

Corporate

Including M&A, Private Equity, Employment, Compensation & Benefits, Investment Funds, Real Estate and Tax

Dispute resolution

Including Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Trade, White Collar and Construction

Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance (EIPAF)

Your day-to-day role

From day one, you’ll be immersed in our high-profile work with the client exposure that will shape your capabilities for years to come. On a daily basis, you’ll tackle global issues and build your experience across established and fast-growth markets, where the rules are still being decided (often with our help).

Whether you’re researching a tax law technicality that could make a real difference to a client or preparing the closing paperwork on a corporate deal that will be in tomorrow’s papers, you’ll be doing real work for real clients from the start.

Bethan Heathcote

During the first seat, you get presentations from each department and hear from the trainees currently working there about the kind of work that they do. This helps you make your own seat choices. It’s interesting to do both transactional and contentious seats and then compare the differences.

Bethan Heathcote, Trainee

What our trainees actually do…

Capital Markets

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.”

Competition

Competition

“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.”

Asset Finance

Asset Finance

“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

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.”

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

“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.” 

Tax

Tax

“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.” 

Construction

Construction

“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.”