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Network with a hand-picked group of some of the most well-known
and highly regarded law firms in not just the City, but the world.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys is one of a small number of law firms which provides personalised, considered advice to dynamic and entrepreneurial organisations, as well as astutely commercial advice to individuals and their families. It is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive advice where these two sets of needs overlap, and as a result works with some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, wealthy families and growth businesses. Its approach is to take both a long-term and broad view, helping clients to make the right decisions now and for the future.

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Cooley (UK) LLP

Cooley’s lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, often where innovation meets the law. In January 2015 Cooley established its first European office in London. Cooley’s UK practice has strengths across many of its core practice areas, among them corporate/M&A, venture capital, technology and life sciences transactions, IP, complex high-stakes litigation, insurance & reinsurance, financial services regulation, competition, employment, data protection and privacy. Cooley has 850 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.

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Addleshaw Goddard LLP

At Addleshaw Goddard, we are more than just exceptional lawyers: we are leaders in client investment and understanding. With over 1,200 lawyers based across the globe, we have a deep understanding of our markets and sectors.  We act for our clients whatever the scale of their requirements, and have been instructed by over 40 FTSE 100 companies in the last 12 months. Our business is about strong client relationships built on successful delivery across national and international markets. We have 13 offices worldwide, which we link together with a network of likeminded global partners. Where we don’t have offices, we work with firms well known to us, to deliver an international capability.

Equally important is strong loyalty which is proven through 75% of our clients who have been with us for more than 10 years.​​​​​​​

Join us, and wherever you are based, you will work side-by-side with blue chip clients in a supportive-yet-challenging environment. This is a structured training programme, and it is designed with your future success in mind.

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Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP is an international law firm advising on complex transactions and disputes through local knowledge and an integrated international network. It has grown rapidly to over 160 partners, a total staff of over 900 and 17 offices around the world. Within its core sectors of energy (conventional and renewable power, oil & gas, mining and commodities), real estate and transport (aviation, maritime and rail) plus associated infrastructure, it provides a full suite of legal services including finance, capital markets, corporate, construction, planning, employment, public law, regulatory and competition and dispute resolution.

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Ropes & Gray International LLP

Since opening its London office in January 2010, Ropes & Gray has assembled a fully integrated team built around bank/bond financing, financial services regulatory, funds, investment management, M&A, private equity (including real estate), restructuring and insolvency, tax and government enforcement. Its bespoke London office augments the firm’s traditional core strengths, such as private equity and funds, while retaining the flexibility to identify and react to any future market needs. Clients have access to high-level expert advice from lawyers with an in-depth understanding of global transactions and markets. With a focus on sophisticated investors, the firm’s work involves complex cross-border transactions, requiring an understanding of the legal and business requirements of multiple jurisdictions.

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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm specializing in advising on private equity M&A and financing transactions, fund formation, litigation and restructuring. The firm is pre-eminent in those areas globally across its 17 offices in US, Europe and Asia. The firm has developed its leading position by focusing on, empowering its lawyers with accelerated career paths to partnership, rewarding dedication, focus and teamwork and allowing its lawyers to be entrepreneurial and client facing at all stages in their careers.

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RPC

At RPC, you can be you. In an environment that’s real. Strikingly real.

For us, success comes from building real-life relationships. Real-life relationships with our clients as much as our people. And it comes from thinking creatively to achieve the best commercial solutions. We thrive in an environment that’s collaborative, forward-thinking and where you’re free to express your personality. An environment that allows you to make the most of your strengths.

Our lawyers are market leaders. Our clients are often household names. And together we achieve award-winning results.  Whether it’s a complex insurance claim, large-scale global dispute, business-critical commercial advice or transactional support, our clients really trust us.  We provide legal services to a range of business sectors and practices, including insurance, commercial litigation, construction, corporate/M&A, IP and technology, retail, commercial contracts, media, real estate, employment and pensions, outsourcing, regulatory, tax, international trade and competition.

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Osborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke is an award-winning multinational law firm. We’ve grown rapidly, with 25 offices around the world and we’re proud to say that our influence and impact can now be applied almost anywhere. The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Our sector teams include lawyers from all legal disciplines, effortlessly blending expertise, insight and enthusiasm. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead. Recent recruits describe the firm as ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’; clients say it is ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’.

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Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers is an international law firm with over 160 partners and more than 950 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. During our long history, we have held fast to the values and characteristics – such as service, quality, integrity and innovation – that have made us not only a leading law firm, but an inclusive and exciting place to work and establish a career.

Fascinated by the future of towns and cities, we’re working alongside our clients to change the way we live and work – for the better. Our lawyers our well known for being experts in a range of sectors from Affordable Housing, Charities and Real Estate to Energy, Construction and Technology.

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