Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with over 5,000 people in 46 major centres worldwide. Clients include many of the world’s top businesses, financial institutions and governments. Allen & Overy is renowned for the high quality of our Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets advice, but also has major strengths in areas such as Dispute Resolution, Tax, Employment and Employee Benefits and Real Estate. Its partners frequently lead the field in their particular areas of law and the firm can claim both an enviable reputation amongst clients and unrivalled success in major deals.
Within this broad range of expertise Allen & Overy offers a training contract characterised by flexibility and choice – its training programme is widely regarded as the best in the City and continues throughout your career at the firm following qualification. Allen & Overy’s aim is to recruit, train and develop successful lawyers who want to develop a long-term career with the firm.
You will have a tailored training contract, designed to give you the best start to your career. Given the strength of Allen & Overy’s international finance practice, the firm requires its trainees to spend a minimum of 12 months in at least two of the following departments: Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets. There is also the opportunity for trainees to spend three or six months of their training contract in one of Allen & Overy’s international offices or on a client secondment. The firm offers trainees the option of completing a litigation course. This means that trainees will no longer need to spend time in the firm’s dispute resolution department to gain their contentious experience if they are sure their interests lie elsewhere.
Allen & Overy recruits around 90 trainee solicitors each year across two intakes and 60 vacation students across our winter, spring and summer schemes. Applications are welcome from law and non-law graduates and undergraduates.
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