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- Assessment centre
- Partner interview
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- Telephone interview
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We’re one of the world’s largest full service law firms with locations in 26 major cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. As one of the first firms to develop a global platform, we’re an international leader.
In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Avogados. Through the association, the extensive international expertise of its lawyers and its presence in the leading financial centres around the world, Mayer Brown provides high-quality legal advice and client-focused solutions to support many of the world’s leading businesses, governments and individuals. This includes a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and DAX and Hang Seng Index and organisations in the banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining sectors.
We're a global law firm but our offices still maintain an open and inclusive culture with tightly knit teams. When you train with us, you’ll be one of 30 trainees and you’ll have the opportunity to assist our teams on matters that may be multidisciplinary, cross-border, complex and high profile in nature.
Training with us means high levels of responsibility with extensive opportunities to represent clients across a variety of sectors. From leading investment banks to insurance companies and major corporates to hedge funds, the clients we advise are without parallel and our teams work collaboratively to help them achieve their goals.
While hard work is the norm, we offer a great working environment and friendly culture. As a trainee, you’ll be given all the support you need to reach your full potential.
Our lawyers practise in a wide range of areas including corporate, finance, litigation and dispute resolution, construction, real estate, insurance and reinsurance, pensions and employment, competition, tax, RBI (restructuring/bankruptcy/insolvency) and intellectual property. The firm advises many of the world's largest companies including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and DAX and Hang Seng Index organizations from the worlds of banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services, media, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining.
To find out what it is like to work at Mayer Brown International LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Our vacation schemes are the main pipeline for our training contracts each year. We run three two-week vacation schemes each year: two in the summer and one in the spring. All are based in our London office and applications are welcome from law and non-law undergraduates and graduates. During our vacation schemes you will assist partners and senior associates on real deals to give you firsthand experience of life in a City law firm. You will sit in two departments and you will also attend skills sessions which support your own professional development and provide more insight into the firm. There will also be a number of social activities organised, including a day at our Paris office.
Applications can be made from 1 November 2020 and must be made online via our website before 31 January 2021.
Our trainees can tailor their training contract from a range of different seats, including our main practice areas in London, international secondments and our client secondments in London.
For a global law firm, our London office remains a tightly knit team with an open and inclusive culture. You will nevertheless be given significant opportunities to assist on matters which may be multi-disciplinary, cross-border, complex and high-profile in nature. Trainees are given high levels of responsibility, case management and client contact from an early stage.
Applications can be made from 1 November 2020 and must be made online via our website by 31 January 2021.
The firm will cover the cost of the SQE.
The firm will cover the cost of the GDL and LPC and provide a maintenance grant of £10,000 for the LPC, £7,000 for the GDL in London and £6,500 elsewhere. The firm asks all LPC students to complete the LPC at BPP law school in London.
- Corporate & securities
- Banking & finance
- Real estate
- Commercial dispute resolution
- Intellectual property
- Corporate & Commercial
- General Commercial
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.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
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.
Issues such as climate change and the need for alternative energy sources make environmental laws more important than ever.
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.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Lawyers specialising in professional negligence disputes will handle claims ranging from the relatively low-value to the absolutely enormous.
|Training contract applications:||2,000 (2014)|
|Retention rate:||60% (2014)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- Mexico City
- New York
- Palo Alto
- Rio de Janeiro
- San Francisco
- São Paulo
- Washington DC
- Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
- Prisoners’ Advice Service
- Save the Children
- The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
- Aspiring Solicitors
- Black Solicitors Network
- Breaking Barriers
- City Parents
- City Solicitors' Educational Trust
- City Solicitors Horizons
- Disability Confident Leader
- Legal Apprenticeships
- LGBT Leaders
- MyPlus Consulting
- Pathways to Law
- SEO London
- Social Mobility Foundation
- Sutton Trust
- Urban Lawyers Careers Conference