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Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

  • 15 vacancies
  • 22 trainees
  • 41 partners
  • 340 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

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 apply

Applications to

Graduate Recruitment

Method of application

Online 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 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.

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

  • 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: £50,000
Starting salary: £50,000
Training contract applications: 412 (2014)
Retention rate: 86% (2016)
Partner diversity:
  • 87.0% male (2018)
  • 13.0% female
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Hong Kong
  • New York
  • Paris
  • London
  • Mary Ward Legal Advice Centre
  • Oxfam
  • DiversCity
  • IntoUniversity
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Pathways to Law
  • Rare Recruitment
  • SEO London
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall
  • Warwick University Multicultural Scholars Programme