Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 89 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September 2019, after 16 of 18 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.
The newly qualified lawyers join global practices including Antitrust/Competition, Asset Finance, Banking, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Development and Finance. One trainee is joining the White & Case office in Abu Dhabi; two others are joining the Firm's office in Dubai.
The retention rate during 2019 as a whole is 82 percent, with 28 of 34 trainees accepting positions at White & Case.
"With continuing strong client demand for English law services in London and across our offices globally, the business need for English law qualified lawyers continues to increase despite ongoing economic and political uncertainties, including Brexit," said partner Inigo Esteve, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London.
Melissa Butler, White & Case Office Executive Partner in London, said: "White & Case trainees join a firm with a reputation for supporting its lawyers throughout their careers and a strong track record of internal promotions to partner. Our London trainee programme has delivered consistently high retention rates over many years and, with a salary and benefits package that is highly competitive in the City market, White & Case is a compelling proposition for talented, ambitious trainee lawyers."
The Firm retained 83 percent of its London trainees who qualified during 2018. The training programme has been established for 21 years, provides experience working on complex, cross-border matters and offers the opportunity to work in an overseas office for six months.
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