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Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

  • 10-15 vacancies
  • 25 trainees
  • 31 partners
  • 350 staff

About Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

International law firm, with over 1,200 lawyers worldwide and a reputation for providing first-class US and European legal advice.

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More info

Applications for our brand ambassador role can be made from 1 December 2018 – 31 March 2019. Applications for the first-year fast track scheme should be made from 1 December 2018 – 31 January 2019.

For summer and spring vacation schemes please apply using the online application form from 1 October 2018 to 14 January 2019.

For training contracts please apply using the online application form from 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2018.

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How to apply

Applications to

Miss Laura Nelson

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Partner interview
  • Psychometric testing
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 17 offices across the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Weil operates according to the 'one firm' principle, allowing it to bring the right mix of firmwide skill and local market presence to deliver coordinated legal advice to help its clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

Established in 1996, Weil’s London office is the largest of its European offices and the hub of its European practice. The office is a leading player in the UK legal market and is consistently regarded as one of the most successful London offices of a US-based law firm. The firm supports a varied client base of European, US and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.

Weil provides clients with legal expertise at the highest level across its key practices of private equity, corporate/M&A, funds, banking and finance, structured finance, restructuring and dispute resolution, and has been involved in some of the most significant, high-profile and prestigious mandates across all its legal specialisms.

Since commencing our training programme in London 19 years ago, Weil's strategy has focused on long-term investment in recruiting and retaining the top talent at all levels. Attracting exceptional graduates by creating the right environment and opportunity to flourish is an integral part of this strategy, and allows us to provide trainees with the best possible platform to reach their full potential.

We offer full sponsorship of both the GDL and LPC along with the following maintenance grants:

GDL - £8,000 per year

LPC - £10,000 per year

We have up to 10 places on each of our two-week paid vacation schemes which take place during the spring and summer each year. Over the two weeks, students will work alongside experienced lawyers in two different practice areas and make contributions to live matters, undertaking similar work to our trainees.

We have up 10 places available on our first-year fast track scheme. During the week-long placement, students will share an office with an associate, who will act as their supervisor, and will undertake work similar to that of a trainee associate. Students will be supported throughout their placement and gain a real insight into life at Weil. Students who perform well on the scheme will be automatically 'fast tracked' to one of our 2020 vacation schemes, where they will have the opportunity to interview for a 2022 training contract.

We offer a comprehensive and sophisticated training programme with direct input from leading partners, alongside a tailor-made approach to mentoring, career progression and development for each lawyer. Working in close-knit, partner-led teams provides our trainees with much greater responsibility and early exposure to our global network of offices, clients and contacts. Trainees who join the firm in 2020 will complete four six-month seats, one of which may be undertaken in one of our international offices.

Probono initiatives

Age UK, Action Aid UK, Barnardo's, Benefacto, Bike Project, Bikeworks, CAF Venturesome, Carbon Smart, Challenges Capital, Coexist Foundation, Community Links, Deki Limited, Dollywood Foundation, Eat a Rainbow, EcoZoom, European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD), Friars Primary School, Global Network for Disaster Risk and Reduction, Impetus PEF, Inspiring the Future, Institute for Research in Schools, Islington Law Centre, International Justin Mission UK, International Transformation Foundation, Kingston Community Assets Trust, Kipepeo Designs, Knights American Cheer, Law Society International Action Team, LGBT North West, Luminary Bakery, Macmillan Cancer Support, Microloan Foundation, Montpelier Foundation, Near East Foundation, NSPCC, NumbersForGood, PILnet, Poor Alltoment Charity, Prime Advocates, Shared Interest Ltd, REALL, Red Light Campaign, Refuge, Richard House Hospice, Re-Give, Ripplez, Royal London Society of Blind People, Sadlers Wells, Scope, Serpentine Trust, SGOSS, Shere Museum, Social & Sustainable Capital, Sound Seekers, Step on Board, Street League, SunCulture, Tearfund, Teens & Toddlers, Terrence Higgins Trust, The Nature Conservancy, The Sick Children's Trust, The Stefanou Foundation, Tomorrow's People, Transition Town Worthing, Tutu Foundation UK, Twin Trading, UnLtd, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Voluntary Action for North Somerset, Ubunye Challenge, United Way UK, Vital Regeneration, Volunteer Centre Hounslow, Whiteley Homes Trust, Working Chance, Yosra Foundation.

  • Corporate
  • banking
  • finance
  • structured finance
  • litigation
  • business
  • finance
  • restructuring
  • private funds
  • IP
  • employment/pensions
  • real estate
  • tax
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

110 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AY
Phone: 020 7903 1000
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 30
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree or equivalent
Start salary: £46,000
Starting salary: £46,000
Training contract applications: 525 (2017)
Retention rate: 70% (2018)
Partner diversity:
  • 87.0% male (2018)
  • 13.0% female
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Hong Kong
  • New York
  • Paris
  • London
  • A4ID
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Battersea Legal Advice Centre
  • Belu Water Limited
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Heart of the City CSR Programme
  • Human Dignity Trust
  • LawWorks
  • London Legal Support Trust (LLST)
  • Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre
  • Oxfam
  • Plan International
  • Reprieve
  • Save the Children
  • The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
  • TrustLaw Connect
  • UnLtd
  • Bright Network
  • Future First
  • IntoUniversity
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • Rare Recruitment
  • SEO London
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall
  • Warwick University Multicultural Scholars Programme