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Applications for training contracts commencing in September 2023 will be accepted from October 2021. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2022.
Applications for our vacation scheme taking place in summer 2022 will also be accepted from October 2021. The deadline for applications is 1 February 2022.
Applicants should complete the online application form at www.apply4law.com/gibsondunn.
We strongly advise that you indicate that you are applying for both a vacation scheme and a training contract on our online application form. To date, almost all of our trainees have been recruited from our summer vacation scheme.
Open days and first-year opportunities
• General open day – December 2021 (exact date TBC). Applications are welcome from those who are eligible to apply for our summer vacation scheme. Deadline for applications is 22 November 2021.
• First-year insight day – April 2022 (exact date TBC). Applications are welcome from students of any discipline in their first year of undergraduate study. Deadline for applications is 11 April 2022.
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Method of assessment
- HR-led interview
- Partner interview
Gibson Dunn is one of the top law firms in the world with a London practice established over 30 years ago. We work on a fully-integrated basis with our other offices around the world, offering full-service capabilities on a wide range of business issues to listed companies, large private companies, investment banks, private equity firms, start-up ventures and many other organisations with international operations and ambitions.
The London office handles all aspects of corporate work, including public and private M&A, private equity, finance, capital markets, tax, corporate real estate, financial regulatory, energy and restructuring and insolvency. The office also has an extensive dispute resolution practice, which handles commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, international arbitration and employment and competition law disputes.
Gibson Dunn's London office will offer 16-18 vacation scheme places in the summer of 2022. The scheme will run for three weeks in July.
The vacation scheme is an excellent opportunity for prospective trainees of the firm to experience a true picture of life at Gibson Dunn, with opportunities to attend specially-designed seminars, workshops and talks given by lawyers at the firm as well as carry out meaningful work and mix with lawyers and staff socially.
During the two-year training contract, trainees will have the opportunity to spend time in a number of different departments, including corporate, finance & restructuring, energy, dispute resolution, employment, tax and competition.
We also expect to be able to offer trainee secondments to overseas offices of the firm and with clients.
Gibson Dunn will pay GDL/LPC fees in full. Competitive maintenance allowance also paid for each year of law school.
- Finance & restructuring
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate real estate
- Corporate & Commercial
Administrative & public law
Public law comprises several interlinking practice areas that concern relationships between people, government and other public bodies.
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Company & commercial
Commercial lawyers focus on trade, from commercial agreements about supply, manufacture and distribution to identifying the best routes to market.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Insurance and reinsurance is an integral part of commercial activity throughout the world.
The term ‘Islamic finance’ refers to a system of banking that is consistent with Sharia law.
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|Number of work placements:||20|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 and three good A levels (AAA/AAB/ABB) or equivalent|
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|Training contract applications:||775 (2020)|
|Retention rate:||80% (2020)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
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