Application for International Arbitration Associate Role with Dentons

Application for International Arbitration Associate Role with Dentons

Re: Application for International Arbitration Associate Role with Dentons

Dear Recruitment Team

I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for International Arbitration Associate Role with Dentons.

During my employment, I have received very extensive exposure to dispute resolution practice area. I have been involved in some of the most high-profile High Court cases. This experience has given me a good working understanding of how a case is run from the beginning to the end. I have worked with high-profile clients operating across oil and gas, metallurgy, banking and financial services and construction sectors in the Middle East, Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. This experience has given me a very good understanding of multiple commercial sectors, jurisdictions and emerging market economies, which will allow me to understand the markets and jurisdictions in which clients operate and create bespoke solutions. I find dispute resolution to be a very fast-paced and intellectually stimulating practice area because each case requires a new strategy and a very tailored approach. This role will present me with a lot of scope to apply my creative thinking and commercial awareness to produce innovative solutions. The international nature of this role will enable me to add value to each case with my language skills and cultural empathy.

During my project at Dentons, I really enjoyed the firm’s friendly and supportive culture which made for a very positive experience. I am very drawn to the firm’s strong international reach and prestigious client base because these elements will present me with complex international legal work that does not have precedent solutions. The firm’s inclusive and collegiate culture will give me a chance to work in one of the largest international law firms with the intimacy of a smaller office, which will allow me to get to know my colleagues and clients on a more personal level whilst still having access to the depth and breadth of the firm’s global resources. 

During my employment at some of the leading international and US law firms, I have received direct exposure on some of the most high-profile legal matters. This experience helped to develop my entire set of skills which will enable me to operate successfully as a newly qualified solicitor. I was vested with high levels of responsibility and have demonstrated an outstanding ability to manage my workload and prioritise competing deadlines.

I possess very good teamwork skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. I have very good communication and drafting skills. In my previous roles, I helped to draft witness statements, expert reports, a prospectus for an IPO of a luxury goods company and regularly corresponded with clients via email, conference calls and in-person. I had attended a board of directors EGM where I explained complex issues to clients and lawyers in a very simple and understandable language. I possess very good legal research skills and good working knowledge of legal research databases.

During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas, including oil and gas, telecoms, banking and financial services, real estate and some others. This has developed my commercial awareness which, in turn, allows me to align all of my work with the requirements of clients and their respective businesses. I have received a lot of direct contact with very high-profile clients and their associates, which has developed my client-facing skills. I always undertake my work with utmost attention to details. My language skills will allow me to add value to international cases and forge effective relationships with overseas lawyers and clients. I possess very good problem-solving skills and enjoy working on complex cases to devise cutting-edge solutions to problems without any precedents.

I am very motivated and enjoy new challenges. In my spare time, I regularly do [sport] and help to coach others. [sport] has helped to hone my discipline and resilience to pressure and new challenges.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely