White & Case announces London qualifying trainee retention rate for March 2023

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Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 78 percent of its London trainees who were due to qualify in March 2023, after 18 of 23 trainees accepted positions at the Firm.

"Our industry-leading, comprehensive training programme and highly competitive salary and benefits package have been attracting talented and ambitious trainee lawyers to White & Case for a quarter of a century," said partner Inigo Esteve, who leads the Firm's trainee solicitor programme in London. "The scheme continues to prepare our trainees for exciting careers advising leading global clients on their most important, complex, cross-border matters."

The newly qualified lawyers join global practices including Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Development and Finance. Three trainees are joining the Firm's offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, reflecting the global importance of English law expertise at White & Case.

"Our long track record of success in the London market is built on recruiting and retaining the best legal talent at every level in our profession to deliver exceptional service to our clients," said Dipen Sabharwal, White & Case Office Executive Partner in London. "The training programme in London is a key component to our approach and continues to meet the ongoing business need for English law qualified lawyers in London and across our offices worldwide."

White & Case retained 83 percent of its London trainees who qualified during 2022. The Firm's trainee solicitor programme in London, which has been established for 25 years, has an average retention rate of 81 percent since 2018. Around 50 trainees join the scheme each year and benefit from experience working on complex, cross-border matters as well as an opportunity to work in an overseas office for six months.

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