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For summer and spring vacation schemes please apply using the online application form from 12 September to 31 December 2019 (Spring) and 17 Janaury 2020 (Summer).
How to applyukrecruiting.weil.com
Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Partner interview
- Psychometric testing
- Video interview
- Written exercise
With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 16 offices across the US, Europe and Asia, 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.
Weil’s strategy is focused on long-term investment in recruiting and retaining exceptional talent at all levels. The firm’s people celebrate diversity and inclusion, and its award-winning pro bono programme is deeply ingrained in the firm’s culture.
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 20 places on our two-week paid schemes, which run during the spring and summer each year. Applications are open to all post-graduates and undergraduates who are able to accept a training contract in 2022, whatever degree discipline you are studying or have studied.
The scheme gives hands-on experience in different practice areas, where you will work alongside some of Weil’s most senior lawyers carrying out similar tasks to trainee associates. To help you get even more of an insight into life at Weil, there will be various talks and workshops to attend on top of the day-to-day work.
You will be mentored and supported throughout, and your supervisor will always be there to provide constructive feedback and answer questions. You'll also have the support of a trainee buddy as well as regular touch-points with Graduate Recruitment. Weil also organise a number of social events, so you can get to know Weil’s lawyers and staff in a more relaxed setting. You'll also be paid £500 per week.
The best way to gain an insight into the legal profession at an early stage, and to understand the work of our elite international law firm, is to secure a place on our fast track scheme.
Our one-week placement will see you sharing an office with an associate, who will act as your supervisor, and undertaking work similar to that of a trainee associate. You will be supported throughout your placement and will be given a real insight into life at Weil.
Perform well on the scheme and you will be “fast tracked” to an assessment day, where you will have to opportunity to interview for a 2023 training contract. The assessment day will take place in autumn 2020.
Training contracts at Weil are designed to allow you to maximise your potential as quickly as possible. As part of a relatively small intake, we can see where you are excelling and where you need support and encouragement, which enables us to guide you accordingly. Our aim is to see you develop by constantly exposing you, in a supportive environment, to the very highest quality work.
- Structured finance
- Private funds
- Real estate
- Corporate & 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.
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.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Media & entertainment
Among the different types of client in this area are performers, managers and agents, artists, theatres, broadcasters and publishers.
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