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Allen & Overy is a pioneering legal practice operating around the world at the frontline of developing business. By helping companies, institutions and governments tackle ever more complex issues and transactions on a global stage, it is leading the way and extending what is possible in law.

With 44 offices in 31 countries, plus a network of relationship firms in other locations, Allen & Overy is one of the few legal practices that can genuinely claim to be global, covering 99% of the world’s economy. You can find out more in our annual review here. For the firm’s clients this means global reach and access to high-calibre, local expertise, while for trainees, it means exposure to international work, collaboration with colleagues in other offices and, in many cases, the opportunity to travel. In 2015, 73% of its transactional work involved two or more countries.

Trainee lawyers joining the firm enter an environment characterised by advanced thinking and a global outlook. They are exposed to challenging and meaningful work from the outset, supporting a partner or senior associate in each of their training ‘seats’. In addition, they are encouraged to spend six months in one of the firm’s overseas offices, or on secondment to one of its corporate clients – currently approximately 80% of its trainees take up this opportunity.

Alongside a rich and exciting experience as a trainee, graduates can also look forward to working in a uniquely open and supportive culture. Allen & Overy has established a reputation for combining the very highest professional standards with warmth and approachability.

Regardless of their degree discipline – and around half of the firm’s trainees study subjects other than law – joining Allen & Overy puts graduates at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving global market for legal services.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.aograduate.com

Undergraduate and graduate opportunities at Allen & Overy:

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The Allen & Overy Graduate Recruitment Team


One Bishops Square


E1 6AD

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 3088 3399

Email: graduate.recruitment@allenovery.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/allenoverygrads 

Twitter: @AllenOveryGrads


CMS is a global, full service law firm with 60 plus offices in over 30 countries worldwide. We are the second most global law firm and the largest in Europe, headquartered in the City of London in the UK with training locations also in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol. Opportunities abound for top quality training, global secondments and to work with sector specialists so that your career can thrive in our Global Elite Law firm.

Clients come to us for advice across all types of commercial law, including banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, energy and environment, intellectual property, private equity, public procurement, real estate and tax.

‘Your World First’ is our promise to our clients. This means we are client-centric, have world vision and are performance driven. We have over 3,200 lawyers who work in international teams, focusing on industry sectors. That means we always advise in the context of our clients’ business and market.

If you’re looking for a career in law, then it’s time to get a taste for the Modern Law Firm, joining one of the CMS Graduate Programmes designed for students across all year groups. Opportunities abound for top quality training, global secondments and to work with sector specialists so that your career can thrive in our Global Elite Law firm.


Where everything comes together

Clifford Chance is a truly global law firm. Our lawyers are based in offices on five continents, and our work spans jurisdictions, cultures and languages. But wherever we operate, we are united by one clear and common purpose: to provide exceptional solutions for our clients in all areas of commercial law.

It’s an ambitious aim, especially when you consider the variety of our local and international clients. But we collaborate to achieve it. Our lawyers work in close-knit teams, pooling their expertise to deliver a seamless service across borders and different legal systems.

Our efforts have earned us a reputation as one of the foremost commercial law firms. In fact, we were recently named No.1 Law Firm in the Chambers Global Top 30 for the third year running. We were also named International Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2016 and the Legal Week Middle East Awards 2016.

What we do

Our clients look for expert advice and solutions for a host of different commercial issues, which we divide into six key practice areas: Corporate; Finance; Capital Markets; Real Estate; Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Risk Management; and Tax, Pensions & Employment.

Here are a few recent examples of our high profile work. In June 2016, we advised on the sale of Americana, the largest restaurant chain in the Middle East. In July 2016, we advised EDF Energies Nouvelles on a major investment in wind energy in China. In the same month, we also helped Airbus Group to finalise its joint venture with Safran.

How we work

We stand apart from other law firms because of our culture and our way of working. It’s not just that we collaborate: it’s that we bring together exceptionally talented people, each with their own areas of expertise, and get them working together in harmony, towards world-class solutions.

What we look for

There’s no one type of person we look for: we take people from a huge variety of different backgrounds. In fact, about 50% of our graduates come from a non-law background.

The one thing we look for is exceptional talent. If you it there’s an opportunity for you to make your mark at Clifford Chance.

Website: www.cliffordchancegraduates.com

Facebook: Clifford Chance Graduates UK

Twitter: @CCGradsUK


Shearman & Sterling is one of the global elite of law firms. You’ll be working on headline-making deals for some of the world’s leading organisations. In the UK we recruit a select few individuals who have an appetite for responsibility, thrive in a team and have the desire to perform at the highest level of corporate law.

Main areas of work
In London, we represent major UK and international companies and financial institutions. Our lawyers are acknowledged as market leaders in antitrust, asset management, banking and leveraged finance, capital markets, executive compensation and employee benefits, financial services, intellectual property, international arbitration and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, property, structured finance, and tax.

Address: 9 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP

Telephone: 0207 655 5000

Email: graduates@shearman.com

Facebook: facebook.com/ShearmanandSterlingUKGraduates


About us

Pinsent Masons is a full-service commercial law firm. We were recognised as the most innovative law firm of 2015 at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe.

We advise clients with global operations and recognise that giving a first class legal service goes beyond purely legal guidance. A solid understanding of local cultural and commercial issues and an innovative approach underpins all of our advice. We understand the key political, economic, commercial and regulatory issues, helping to minimise risk and maximise opportunities.

We have particular expertise in five key global sectors; Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure & Real Estate.

A training contract at Pinsent Masons represents the first stage of a focussed development programme that will enable you to reach your full potential. You will rotate around four six-month seats where you will have a dedicated supervisor and mentor and an unrivalled training programme.

We also offer a Vacation Placement which provides a real insight into the day to day life of our lawyers and trainees, and includes a structured programme of work based learning, skills training and presentations, working alongside trainees and solicitors on real client matters.

For contact details please use – Graduate Recruitment Team, graduate@pinsentmasons.com


About us

We’re one of the world’s largest full service law firms with locations in 24 major cities across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. As one of the first firms to develop a global platform, we’re an international leader.

In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Avogados. Through the association, the extensive international expertise of its lawyers and its presence in the leading financial centres around the world, Mayer Brown provides high-quality legal advice and client-focused solutions to support many of the world’s leading businesses, governments and individuals. This includes a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and DAX and Hang Seng Index and organisations in the banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining sectors.

We’re a global law firm but our offices still maintain an open and inclusive culture with tightly knit teams. When you train with us, you’ll be one of 30 trainees and you’ll have the opportunity to assist our teams on matters that may be multidisciplinary, cross-border, complex and high profile in nature.

Training with us means high levels of responsibility with extensive opportunities to represent clients across a variety of sectors. From leading investment banks to insurance companies and major corporates to hedge funds, the clients we advise are without parallel and our teams work collaboratively to help them achieve their goals.

While hard work is the norm, we offer a great working environment and friendly culture. As a trainee, you’ll be given all the support you need to reach your full potential.

Website: www.mayerbrownfutures.com

Phone number: 02031308621

Twitter: @Talk2MayerBrown


Why choose Freshfields?

Do you want to tackle the most interesting legal work around? And come up with advice that makes sound commercial sense? If you do, we could be the right choice for you.

We’re an international law firm that supports clients wherever in the world they do business. Because we advise some of the world’s largest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their operations, we can offer you some of the best and most challenging work there is.

You’ll help big businesses achieve their goals – from advising them on mergers and acquisitions to sorting out their disputes and commercial challenges. If you’re keen to find solutions that work in the real world – not just ones that reflect what’s right or wrong in law – we want to hear from you.

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