Your training contract will include four seats across our ten practice areas. You will undertake seats in banking and finance, corporate, and dispute resolution. You will also have the opportunity to spend a seat in an international office or on client secondment.
Our relationships with the world’s biggest financial institutions, combined with our key sector knowledge, have brought us market-leading mandates in the face of volatile market conditions. We act for most major banks, insurers, finance providers and export credit agencies as well as for corporate and sovereign borrowers and others. We are market leaders in asset finance, assetbased lending, project finance and PPP and Islamic finance. With more than 700 banking lawyers, we are recognised for despatching complex financial debt finance transactions efficiently for lenders and borrowers. We service clients’ needs both locally and internationally.
With close to 800 corporate lawyers globally, our technical expertise, deep industry knowledge and commercial acumen is valued and relied upon by market-leading corporations and financial institutions. We cover the full spectrum of orporate and commercial work, including a particular focus on complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
We advise on all areas of international litigation and dispute resolution. We excel at managing complex multi-party and multi-jurisdictional disputes. We help achieve early settlement and guide clients to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to prevent lengthy litigation, when appropriate. Our expertise includes insurance and banking, mining, energy and transport. We are also experts in competition law, product liability and shareholders’ disputes, and oppressional remedies.
We have extensive experience in protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights, from registration to commercialisation and enforcement, including strategic advice, protection and prosecution, portfolio management, patent, trademark and copyright litigation. We add value for our clients through our in-depth knowledge of all areas of technology.
We are recognised as a leading antitrust, competition and regulatory practice, with more than 80 competition law specialists. We combine a substantial merger control practice with a significant non-transactional practice, including a specialised cartel investigation unit. We have wide experience of EU and national competition law and regulatory regimes across industry sectors.
Our real estate team acts on innovative development, regeneration and property finance transactions and projects. We advise on structuring, property funds and financing, and real estate management. We also advise on hotel and leisure work, construction and engineering, insolvency, real estate litigation, restructuring and property taxation.
We specialise in all areas of commercial taxation, advising across industries and jurisdictions. Our clients include domestic and international corporations, banks and other financial institutions. We provide practical advice and keep clients appraised of changing tax issues.
We cover all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law matters, ranging from sensitive severance issues and boardroom disputes through to issues of corporate governance and more standard disciplinary and grievance issues. We represent our clients in courts and industrial and employment tribunals.
Our employee benefits and executive compensation team specialises in all types of employee share arrangement, including introducing global share plans. We advise on how best to incentivise executives and we regularly advise non-UK (particularly US) companies on setting up UK arrangements based on those they already operate in their home territory.
We advise clients on all types of registered and unregistered pension and savings arrangement. Our pensions teams offer a comprehensive pensions law service in their home jurisdictions and also advise on offshore and third country national plans, and on multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions.