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Application details and method of selection
How to apply
The online application process for our vacation scheme is usually open from the middle of October to the end of December each year.
Direct applications for a training contract with the firm are usually accepted between 1 June and 15 July through our online application process.
A link to the online application form can be found on the firm's website during the above times.
Interview and an assessment. Attendance on our summer placement scheme is preferred but not compulsory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Full tuition fees are paid for the GDL and LPC, together with a maintenance grant of £9,000 per year.
Corporate, litigation and tax
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Practice
New York, Washington DC, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai
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