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Our London Summer Program

Our London program, which we have successfully run since the summer of 2012, is designed to provide our Summer Law Clerks with a realistic view of what it will be like to live and work in London. Due to the nature of our practice, our Summer Program is based exclusively on US securities work and is limited in size. We are dedicated to providing Summer Law Clerks an in-depth and interactive view of our practice and an opportunity for the future.

The London program runs parallel to our other US Summer Law Clerk Programs in NY, DC and Hong Kong. We schedule a full calendar of organized trainings and networking events, and in addition to our own Summer Law Clerks, we host a number of the NY and DC Summer Law Clerks for two weeks for the foreign office placement.

The Work

Our US practice in London advises a wide range of clients from global investment banks, top-tier private equity sponsors, major corporates, sovereigns and others on a wide range of transactional work related to securities, including significant Leveraged Finance/High Yield work, and covers a wide geography from Western and Eastern Europe to the Middle East, Russia and Africa. We have a broad market leading practice that is primarily focused:

Equity Capital Markets – We advise on large and mid-sized IPOs and secondary offerings with a particular emphasis on London listings. We are top ranked (Tier 1) in ECM in Europe and Globally.

Debt Capital Markets – We advise across the DCM spectrum, including investment grade and sovereign issuances as well as lower rated issues. We are top ranked (Tier 1) in DCM in Europe and Globally.

 

High Yield – We advise Private Equity clients in connection with acquisition and refinancing transactions in the leveraged finance space, as well as corporate issuers and underwriters and work closely with our top ranked (Tier 1) banking practice providing a wide range of leveraged finance projects. 

In addition, we frequently advise on a number of other transaction types and provide general US law advice in a EMEA context and work with our other US colleagues in Paris, Frankfurt and Milan.

"Looking back at my summer experience in London, what I valued about the program is that on day one, there was a need for me to join a project and be a part of a team. Of course, there is a great appeal to living in London and working in the HQ of an esteemed multinational law firm (and the summer events truly took advantage of both these aspects when we had events across the city) but what I truly valued was that the US Capital Markets Group trusted me enough to not sugarcoat the experience, allowing me to get almost a spot-on experience of what would be expected of me as an associate when I joined full time."

-Mike Press, Former Summer Law Clerk-US Capital Markets

The Experience

Summer Law Clerks will work closely with our team of Partners and Associates. The work is generally billable, providing the opportunity to see what life as a leading international capital markets lawyer is like. Our varied social events hosted both in and outside the office provide a great opportunity to get to know the US team and the wider firm, as well as London itself.

The Details

We seek 1-2 Summer Law Clerks each year for our London Summer Program. As noted above, our program runs parallel to the New York and DC Summer Programs, from mid-May to the end of July. Summer Law Clerk salaries are at the New York rate. We also provide housing assistance in London. As the program is run by and for the US group in London, offers of permanent employment will be in the London office.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate split-summers and require a 10 week commitment. Our London HR department will be able to assist Summer Law Clerks in all aspects of coordinating their summer including arranging housing, obtaining visas, establishing bank accounts and more.