Sponsors

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and is redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. It brings to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than nearly 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in over 70 countries. It has a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – ‘fluency’ – across borders, issues and practices. It understands the challenges of the global economy because it has been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, it has advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. It has cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism, and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

"CityLawLIVE is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring lawyers to really get under the skin of the legal profession and develop the understanding that we recruiters are looking for. We also see it as a great chance to meet you and start building a relationship with our future trainees and lawyers."
Jacqui Bernuzzi, graduate recruitment and development manager, Baker & McKenzie LLP.

For more detail, see Baker & McKenzie’s LawCareers.Net profile.

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.

For more detail, see Charles Russell Speechlys’ LawCareers.Net profile.

Clyde & Co LLP

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage and a resolute focus on its core sectors of aviation, energy, infrastructure, insurance, marine and trade. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 45 offices and associated offices in six continents, the firm advises corporates, financial institutions, private individuals and governments. The firm has an unrivalled reputation for its work in emerging markets, being the largest international firm in the Middle East and with a rapidly expanding network across Asia, Latin America and Africa.

"CityLawLIVE is a cut above, being much more in depth than other events where firms and candidates meet."

Caroline Walsh, head of legal trainee recruitment and development, Clyde & Co LLP.

For more detail, see Clyde & Co’s LawCareers.Net profile.

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.

For more detail, see Cooley (UK) LLP’s LawCareers.Net profile.

Howard Kennedy LLP

Howard Kennedy has undergone huge change over the last three years, encompassing two mergers and culminating in its move to stunning offices at London Bridge. It is a full-service law firm with expertise in real estate, corporate and dispute resolution. It offers depth across a number of sectors and its clients are high achievers in a range of fields, both within the United Kingdom and internationally. The firm wants trainees who reflect its diverse client base. It offers early responsibility, client contact and the opportunity to get involved in business development, in its non-hierarchical and meritocratic culture.

For more detail, see Howard Kennedy LLP’s LawCareers.Net profile.

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,600 lawyers representing global clients in complex high-value and high-profile corporate transactions. Based in the heart of the City in the iconic Gherkin building, its London office – comprising around 130 lawyers – is renowned for its private equity work, but also for its experience and capabilities in offering legal advice across the corporate spectrum, including capital markets, debt finance, regulatory, restructuring, tax, international litigation and arbitration, IP and competition law.

For more detail, see Kirkland & Ellis’ LawCareers.Net profile.

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.

For more detail, see Ropes & Gray’s LawCareers.Net profile.

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin is one of the world's largest full-service law firms with approximately 1,800 lawyers practising in 19 offices on four continents (ie, North America, Europe, Australasia and Asia). The firm provides a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of its clients across a multitude of industries. The firm offers high-quality work and an energetic, meritocratic and supportive environment, priding itself on being neither “a typical City firm” nor a “legal factory”. The London office is dynamic and collegiate, with everyone encouraged to be proactive and to create their own niche.

For more detail, see Sidley Austin’s LawCareers.Net profile.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP was founded in 1982 in the City of London. It has grown rapidly since then to 131 partners, a total staff of over 850 and 14 offices around the world. Broadly speaking, the firm is a leader in international finance and investment, energy and – most importantly – maritime work. At the same time it has seized opportunities to excel in related areas, such as natural resources, transport, real estate and technology. Underlying its sector expertise is a solid finance and investment practice, specialising in large capital assets, tax-efficient structures and cross-border transactions.

For more detail, see Watson Farley & Williams’ LawCareers.Net profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Weil is committed to delivering sound judgement to its clients on their most challenging and important matters. With approximately 1,200 lawyers across 20 offices in nine countries, including full-service capabilities in the United Kingdom, its lawyers are known for giving clear and effective advice. It provides "one-stop shopping" on highly complex matters, true international execution and local law advice in many of the world's key jurisdictions, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Frankfurt. The firm is consistently ranked as one of the elite US-headquartered international firms. Its one-firm approach ensures that its lawyers work seamlessly to handle the most complex restructuring, private equity and M&A, banking and finance, litigation, and regulatory challenges. It has an impressive depth of experience in advising clients across a wide spectrum of industry sectors including consumer/retail, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical/healthcare, transport/logistics and TMT.

For more detail, see Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ LawCareers.Net profile.

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