09:15 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Conference Welcome

Keynote Speaker


Panel Discussion: The law firm as a business

Our panel of top City law firm partners will address the key issues affecting firms in 2017. 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

Firm-led Workshops

Baker McKenzie – International M&A

Charles Russell Speechlys – Private wealth

Kirkland & Ellis – Debt finance

Ropes & Gray – Negotiating commercial contracts

Sidley Austin – Tax and funds

13:00 Lunch and Networking

Firm-led Workshops

Cooley (UK) LLP – Life cycle of a company

Howard Kennedy – Real estate

RPC – Technology and cyber risk

Vinson & Elkins – Drafting dispute resolution clauses: the dos and don’ts

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.

17:00 Conference Close

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