|09:15||Registration and Refreshments|
Rajinder Bassi - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Rajinder co-founded and is a partner in the international arbitration and litigation practice in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She is the training principal, overseeing trainee recruitment and development within the firm. She chairs the Associate Review Committee (London and Munich) and co-chairs the Gender Subcommittee of the Firmwide Diversity Committee, as well as co-chairing the Women in Law Empowerment Forum in London.
Panel Discussion: The law firm as a business
Our panel of top City law firm partners will address the key issues affecting firms in 2016. This session will help delegates understand how firms operate as businesses and the role they will play as trainees. The panel will answer questions from the audience.
|11:05||Refreshments and Networking|
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP - Private wealth
Clyde & Co LLP - Insurance/professional indemnity
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP - Debt finance
Sidley Austin LLP - Tax and funds
Weil, Gotshal & Manges - Private equity
|13:00||Lunch and Networking|
Baker & McKenzie – International M&A
Cooley (UK) LLP – Life cycle of a company
Howard Kennedy LLP – Commercial real estate
Ropes & Gray International LLP – Negotiating commercial contracts
Watson Farley & Williams LLP – Anatomy of an asset finance transaction
|15:35||Refreshments and Networking|
Panel Discussion: Key advice for applicants
Our panel of recruiting experts will provide detailed guidance on what makes a good applicant, how to prepare and present a successful application form, and how to excel during a vacation scheme or training contract interview. Again, audience participation is encouraged.