Winston & Strawn London LLP
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Application details and method of selection
To secure a training contract you should first apply for our summer vacation scheme, for which we will be accepting applications from 15 October 2017 to 15 January 2018. Your CV and covering letter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address your covering letter to graduate recruitment.
Firm description and career prospects
For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate for clients across virtually every industry. In that time, the firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and global reach. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years – a tribute to our lawyers’ creativity, flexibility, depth of experience, and commitment.
Winston’s London office serves high-profile, multinational clients on a distinctly international level. The London office provides high-quality legal services in a diverse range of practice areas including cross-border M&A and finance, project and transportation finance, private equity and venture capital, tax, litigation, international arbitration, contentious regulatory, privacy and data security, and EU antitrust/competition services across a range of industries including automotive, aviation, electric power and utilities, financial services and banking, food and beverage, health care, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, professional services, real estate, retail and consumer products, sports, and technology and telecommunications.
Winston has more than 900 attorneys across 16 offices. When it comes to our employees, our goal is to maximise individual potential with professional development opportunities, to emphasise the firm’s culture, and to support our attorneys in contributing positively to the community through a wide range of pro bono projects and corporate social responsibility activities. We see our trainee solicitors as future partners of the firm and support our employees throughout their careers.
Full sponsorship of GDL and LPC fees, plus a maintenance grant (not retrospective).
We offer a two week-long summer placement (normally in July of each year) during which you will undertake interesting projects, get involved with real client work, have opportunities to learn more about each of our practice areas and get involved with firm life. Our summer placement students are supervised by an associate or partner.
Our 2017 vacation placement students gave the following feedback:
“I loved the collegiate working environment at Winston & Strawn. It allowed me to settle in easily and feel part of the team from day one”;
“Working on live matters was an excellent way to experience the kind of work that Winston lawyers do on a day-to-day basis”;
“I learned so much in an environment that was supportive and open to questions”;
“I have never encountered a law firm where there is truly an ‘open door’ policy, but it does exist at Winston”.
Training contract programme
Our trainee solicitors are asked to carry out real legal work from day one, interact directly with clients, and contribute to all aspects of firm life. Trainees have our full attention and support throughout their training contract and sit with a partner or a senior associate for each of the five seats.
Dispute resolution, corporate/M&A, competition, aviation finance and finance.
Type of practice
General Commercial, Corporate & Commercial