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

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Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 81 percent of its London trainees for 2023, after 83 percent of trainees who qualified in March and 79 percent of trainees due to qualify in September were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.

"The combination of a comprehensive, industry-leading training scheme and our highly competitive salary and benefits package continue to provide a compelling proposition for talented and ambitious trainee lawyers," said White & Case partner Inigo Esteve, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London. "The training includes invaluable experience gained from international seats and develops the skills and knowledge with which our trainees build successful careers in our global practices."

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

"White & Case has been present in London for more than 50 years and our long track record of success in the world's second largest legal market is underpinned by recruiting and retaining the best legal talent at every level in our profession," said Dipen Sabharwal, White & Case Office Executive Partner in London. "Our new cohort of qualifying trainees join many other lawyers who have launched successful careers through our London training programme, and whose English law skills and capabilities continue to be in high demand by leading clients worldwide."

In March 2023, 19 of 23 trainees were offered and accepted positions at White & Case. In September 2023, 19 of 24 trainees were offered and accepted positions. The Firm retained 83 percent of its London trainees who qualified during 2022.

The White & Case trainee solicitor programme in London, which has been established for 25 years, has an average retention rate of 81 percent since 2019. 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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