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Application details and method of selection
How to apply
Apply online between 1 October 2018 and 11 November 2018 for spring and summer vacation schemes in 2019, and between 1 June 2019 and 15 July 2019 for training contracts beginning in September 2021. An online application form will be available on the firm's website during these times. Anyone interested in a training contract with Debevoise is strongly encouraged to apply for a vacation scheme place.
What we’re looking for
Students whose personal qualities, academic record and other achievements demonstrate exceptional ability, motivation and potential. Applicants will make a significant contribution to our firm and thrive in our unique culture. We look for an ability to listen actively, think creatively and interact successfully. We also look for maturity and leadership qualities.
Firm description and career prospects
Who we are
Debevoise is a leading international law firm. The London office works on many of the highest profile and most complex transactions in Europe and worldwide. We do this by virtue of our English and New York law expertise and our close integration with our other offices.
What we do
In developing our practice in London, we have sought to replicate the core strengths of our practice worldwide. Our focus is on private equity, insurance, international disputes and investigations, financial institutions, M&A, finance, capital markets and tax.
Full tuition fees are paid for the GDL and LPC, together with a maintenance grant of £9,000 per year.
Bonus, private medical and dental insurance, life assurance, group income protection, pension, computer allowance, cycle scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and subsidised on-site café.
Training contract programme
What you’ll do
One of our basic principles is that each of our associates should become a ‘well-rounded’ lawyer – an effective counsellor, adviser and advocate – who can combine legal knowledge with the ability to deal with a range of situations.
Trainees develop their skills through formal training and on-the-job experience. The two years are split into four six-month seats with an opportunity to gain experience in at least three distinct areas.
Corporate, litigation and tax
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Practice
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