Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is a 2,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in offices around the world; in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington, D.C.
For over 100 years, major national and international clients have called upon Kirkland & Ellis to provide superior legal advice and client services. Our London office has been the hub of European operations since 1994. Here, approximately 300 lawyers’ offer detailed expertise to a wide range of UK and international clients.
We offer two two-week placements throughout the spring and summer months. You are eligible to apply if you are in your penultimate year of a law degree, final year of a non-law degree or beyond. You will receive £500 per week. Ideally we look to recruit as many of our future trainees as possible from the vacation scheme.
As one of a select number of trainees, you will be given early responsibility to work on complex multi-jurisdictional matters.
The principal focus of your training will be on transactional law with a specialism in private equity. You will complete four, six month seats and obtain training in areas such as corporate M&A, debt finance, investment funds, restructuring, real estate finance, financial services regulatory, antitrust and competition, international arbitration and litigation, and tax. In addition there will be opportunities to apply to undertake an overseas secondment to enable to you to experience the international resources and capabilities of Kirkland & Ellis.
Your on the job training will be actively supported by an extensive education programme, carefully tailored to meet your needs.
Your academic record will be excellent, culminating in an expected or achieved 2:1. You will have the initiative, the drive and the work ethic to thrive in the firm’s meritocratic culture and arrive with an understanding of the work undertaken in the firm’s London office.
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