Global law firm White & Case LLP is a prestigious international law firm with over 2,200 lawyers worldwide. Our network of 39 offices provide the full range of legal services of the highest quality in almost every major commercial centre and emerging market.
White & Case offers each trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat as part of their training contract.
Our clients are predominantly multinational and include companies and financial institutions; additionally we also act for governments and state-owned entities.
We are proud to represent some of the world's longest established and most respected names alongside many start-up visionaries. Our clients face complex challenges, and the innovative approach of our lawyers means that we consistently deliver the results that our clients need.
In London, our key areas of work include:
• Bank Finance, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency and Capital Markets (including Regulatory, High Yield and Securitisation)
• Dispute Resolution (including Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Trade, White Collar and Construction and Engineering)
• Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance
• Corporate/M&A (including Employment and Benefits, Investment Funds, Real Estate and Tax)
White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have an interest in working on big-ticket, cross-border work. They should have an understanding of international commercial issues and have a desire to be involved in high profile, cross-border legal matters. They should have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.
We recruit both law and non-law students and owing to the nature of our international work, students with languages are of interest.
These qualities are important, however applicants will be welcomed for their individuality, their ability to contribute to the cutting-edge work we do and the energy with which they approach the job at hand.
Trainees undertake four six-month seats, one of which is guaranteed to be spent in one of our offices abroad.
Practice areas where trainees can spend a seat include: banking, capital markets; construction and engineering; corporate; employment and benefits; energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance; financial restructuring & insolvency; intellectual property, litigation/arbitration; real estate and tax. Receiving a high level of partner and senior associate contact from day one, trainees can be confident that they will receive high quality, stimulating and rewarding work. Trainees are encouraged to take early responsibility and there is a strong emphasis on practical hands-on training, with plenty of support and feedback. White & Case recruits and develops trainee solicitors with the aim of retaining them on qualification.
Apply online at www.whitecasetrainee.com by 31 July 2016 for training contracts to commence in September 2018 or March 2019.
Internships & Placements
Places for 2017: 25 places available on one two-week spring placement and 60 places available across our two summer placements. Remuneration: £350 per week; Closing Date: 31 January 2016
We offer a two-week work experience over the Easter holidays and two, two-week placements during June & July. The aim of our placements is to allow candidates the opportunity to gain experience of how a global law firm operates and to introduce them to the type of work our lawyers are involved in on a day-to-day basis. Candidates are invited to attend a number of informal presentations and group exercises as well as some fantastic social events.
Apply online at www.whitecasetrainee.com by 31 January 2016 for vacation scheme placements.
White & Case do not offer apprenticeship schemes.
School Leaver Programmes
Salary & Benefits
Our trainees start at a salary of £44,000 rising to £48,000 in the second yea. As a newly qualified lawyer you can expect a salary of £70,000.
The firm will cover your GDL and LPC fees with a £7,500 maintenance grant for each course.
The firm operates a flexible benefits scheme, through which you can select the benefits you wish to receive, such a private medical insurance, dental insurance, group income protection, life assurance, pension, critical illness insurance, travel insurance, retail vouchers and gym membership.
GDL and LPC fees and maintenance paid p.a.
Applicants must have obtained or be expecting a high 2.1 or above at Undergraduate level and have a strong academic record prior to this.
The firm looks for individuals with outstanding records of academic and non-academic achievements, critical and analytical thinking, team players, hard working and efficient; are ambitious and results-driven, have a sense of humour and are creative.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply for a training contract by completing the firm’s online application form available at www.whitecasetrainee.com. We are currently recruiting for training contracts
To start in February 2017 and August 2017. The closing date is 31 July 2015.