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|Number of work placements:||22|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree|
|Start salary:||£38,000 (September 2018)|
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Application details and method of selection
Applications to commence solicitor training in September 2021 will open on 1 January 2019. The deadline for receiving applications is 15 July 2019 and interviews will take place in August/September 2019.
Firm description and career prospects
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers a full complement of legal services to clients ranging from emerging enterprises to multinational companies. The firm's 750-plus legal and consulting professionals handle complex transactions and litigation matters throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. With offices in Beijing, California, Colorado, Illinios, Indiana, Iowa, London, Minnesota, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Washington DC, Faegre Baker Daniels is one of the 75 largest law firms in the US. In London, we have 30 lawyers and a total staff of 46.
Types of work
Our focus in London is on advising clients which range from Fortune 500 companies to high quality emerging companies meeting their legal needs, both domestically and internationally.
Corporate: includes mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, management buy-outs, joint ventures, private equity, flotations (IPOs), fundraisings and corporate reorganisations. We have particular expertise in advising on AIM listings.
Business litigation: general commercial litigation with a growing emphasis on mediation and arbitration, much of which is international.
Commercial: a wide range of contentious and non-contentious commercial and IP matters for a diverse client base. Our expertise also covers franchising, outsourcing, international data privacy, e-commerce and digital media.
Employment: advice on a broad range of employment issues from recruitment to dismissal and also on employers' duties on business sales and reorganisations, share option and incentive plans, global mobility and immigration and termination issues such as redundancy, unfair and wrongful dismissal and restrictive covenants.
Real estate: advice on all aspects of property investments and management, development and finance, as well as corporate real estate issues.
Who should apply
We are looking for motivated people not only with strong academics, but who are also team players with good all-round ability, common sense and ambition. In addition, strong communication skills and an appreciation of our clients' commercial interests are essential.
We offer a number of one week vacation placements over the summer months during which you will be given an opportunity to experience first-hand the work undertaken day-to-day by our trainees across our practice groups.
Training contract programme
The London office is split into four main practice groups. We offer training in each of those groups and trainees will assist a number of partners or solicitors within any group. This provides a good breadth of experience and you will quickly become integrated within the firm. Our aim is for trainees to be one of the team and to have responsibility (subject to appropriate supervision) at an early stage. We provide some in-house training and trainees are encouraged to attend outside lectures and courses where appropriate. Appraisals are undertaken every three months.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial
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Diversity access schemes
City Solicitors' Educational Trust, Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership