The Firm

White & Case is a global law firm with nearly 2000 lawyers worldwide. Our network of 38 offices provide the full range of legal services of the highest quality in almost every major commercial centre and emerging market. We are proud to represent some of the world's longest established and most respected names alongside many start-up visionaries. As part of our training contract, we offer every trainee a guaranteed six-month overseas seat.

The Work

In London, our key areas of work include; banking, financial restructuring and insolvency; capital markets (including regulatory compliance, 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).

The Training Programme

White & Case is looking to recruit ambitious trainees who have a desire to gain hands-on practical experience from day one. 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 high 2:1, have a positive and friendly attitude, be enthusiastic and work well in teams.

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, Hong Kong, Milan, 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. 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.

To find out more and to apply please visit our website www.whitecasetrainee.com  

Opportunities & Deadlines   

Winter vacation scheme (for finalists and graduates)

typically 10 days in December, application deadline in early November

Spring vacation scheme (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

typically 10 days in April, applicaion deadline in late January

Summer vacation scheme 1 (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

typically 10 days in mid June, application deadline in late January

Summer vacation scheme 2 (for penultimate year students, finalists and graduates)

typically 10 days in mid July, application deadline in late January

Open day deadlines - typically in early November for late November open day and typically in mid December for January open day

First year 2-day insight scheme from in May, application deadline typically in late March

Training contract deadline - typically in July

Hong Kong Internship deadline - typically in February