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White & Case Announces London Qualifying Trainee Retention Rate for September 2020

Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 87.5 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September 2020, after 21 of 24 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.

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

The White & Case trainee solicitor programme has been established for 22 years and has an average retention rate of 85 percent since 2015. It provides experience working on complex, cross-border matters and guarantees the opportunity to work in an overseas office for six months.

The Firm is continuing to provide trainees with international experience and overcome the challenge of the global coronavirus pandemic through the introduction of remote overseas seats. "We are determined to honour the White & Case commitment to provide our trainees with valuable international experience, while always prioritising their well-being," said partner Inigo Esteve, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London. "Running remote overseas seats is consistent with this goal, remains a great development opportunity for our trainees and also benefits our overseas offices, which continue to need and appreciate the contribution of London trainees."

Melissa Butler, White & Case Office Executive Partner in London, said: "Our trainee programme in London equips our lawyers with the skills and experience to succeed in the global practices they join, preparing them to advise leading global clients on their most important, complex, cross-border matters. The quality of the training, coupled with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, positions White & Case as the go-to firm for talented and ambitious trainee lawyers."

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