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|Number of work placements:||75|
|Minimum qualification:||AAB and 2.1 degree|
|Sponsorship:||GDL & LPC|
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Application details and method of selection
White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one and a willingness to take charge of their own career. We value globally-minded citizens of the world who are eager to work across borders and cultures, and who are intrigued by solving problems within multiple legal systems. They should have an understanding of international commercial issues and an interest in working on big-ticket, cross-border work. We recruit both law and non-law students and owing to the nature of our work, language skills are of interest. Applicants will be welcomed for their individuality, their ability to contribute to the cutting-edge work we do and the energy with which they approach the job at hand. They should have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a solid 2.1, have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.
How to apply and deadlines
Winter vacation scheme (for finalists and graduates)
Monday 10 December – Friday 21 December 2018 (deadline 6 November 2018)
Spring vacation scheme (for penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates)
Monday 1 April – Friday 12 April 2019 (deadline 15 January 2019)
Summer vacation scheme (for penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates)
Monday 17 June – Friday 28 June 2019 (deadline 15 January 2019)
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2019
Wednesday 14 November 2018 (deadline 4 November 2018)
Wednesday 28 November 2018 (deadline 16 November 2018)
First-year two-day insight scheme
Wednesday 15 – Thursday 16 May 2019 (deadline 31 March 2019)
Firm description and career prospects
White & Case is a global law firm with nearly 2,200 lawyers worldwide. We’ve built an enviable network of 44 offices in 30 countries. That investment is the foundation for our client work in 165 countries today. Complex client projects, nuanced local market knowledge and global capabilities define who we are. Many White & Case clients are multinational organisations with complex needs that require the involvement of multiple offices. As part of our training contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat.
As a White & Case lawyer, you’ll work on fast-paced cutting-edge cross-border projects from the outset of your career. In London, our key areas of work include: bank finance (including regulatory compliance); financial restructuring and insolvency; capital markets (high yield and securitisation); dispute resolution (including antitrust, commercial litigation, intellectual property, international arbitration, trade, white collar and construction and engineering); energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance (EIPAF); corporate (including M&A, private equity, employment, compensation and benefits, investment funds, real estate and tax).
We will cover your GDL and LPC fees and provide a maintenance grant of £7,500 for the GDL and £10,500 for the LPC.
In addition to our core benefits (including a personal pension plan, private medical insurance and life insurance) and flexible benefits (including cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan and dental insurance) every employee receives a health-wellness account where you can be reimbursed up to £500 per year towards the cost of fitness activities, gym memberships and relaxation services.
Vacation schemes: Winter 2018, Spring and Summer 2019
A vacation scheme provides a great way to experience first-hand what life is like as a White & Case trainee. Playing an active part in the life of the London office you will receive real work from a dedicated supervisor, attend interactive, informative sessions and be given plenty of opportunities to network at social events.
You can apply to attend one of our London office open days for a useful insight into the firm and the training we offer. We are holding open days on 14 November and 28 November 2018 for second-year students, penultimate-year students, finalists and graduates.
First-year two-day insight scheme:
As a first year student, you can apply for our insight scheme from 15-16 May 2019 which includes presentations, workshops and work-shadowing.
Training contract programme
Training contracts: September 2021 and March 2022
The training contract consists of four six-month seats, one of which is guaranteed to be spent in one of our overseas offices, including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Stockholm, and Tokyo. The remaining three seats can be spent in any one of the Firm’s practice groups in London. Receiving a high level of partner and senior associate contact from day one, our trainees can be confident that they will receive high-quality, stimulating and rewarding work. Trainees work in small, focused teams, so their colleagues trust them to perform tasks accurately and efficiently. White & Case is a “high-stretch, high-support” workplace that celebrates individual excellence and team success. We actively encourage our trainees to take early responsibility, and there is a strong emphasis on practical training, with plenty of support and feedback. Alongside the training contract, our trainees are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of our globally-renowned pro bono programme, often working directly with clients and even managing small matters. White & Case recruits and develops trainee solicitors with the aim of retaining them on qualification.
Bank finance, capital markets, competition, construction, corporate M&A, corporate PE, energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance (EIPAF), employment, compensation and benefits, financial restructuring and insolvency (FRI), intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, real estate, tax, white collar.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
Abu Dhabi, Astana, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Bratislava, Brussels, Cairo, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta*, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Prague, Riyadh*, São Paulo, Seoul, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Shanghai, Stockholm, Sydney, Tashkent, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC *Associated firm
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Diversity access schemes
Afro-Caribbean Network, Aspiring Solicitors, Black Solicitors' Network, Bright Network, City Horizons, DiversCity, PRIME, Stonewall, Women in the City