Mayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown was one of the first law firms to develop a global platform in recognition of the fact that many of its clients increasingly needed an integrated, cross border legal advice. The firm is now one of the world's leading global law firms with offices in 24 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In Brazil, the firm has an association with Tauil & Chequer Avogados. Through the association, the extensive international expertise of its lawyers and its presence in the leading financial centres around the world, Mayer Brown provides high quality legal advice and client-focused solutions to support many of the world's leading businesses, governments and individuals. The includes a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and DAX and Hang Seng Index and organisations in the banking, insurance, communications, industrials, energy, construction, professional services , pharmaceuticals, chemicals and mining sectors.

One of the advantages of joining Mayer Brown are the choices available to you. As a trainee at the firm, you will be able to tailor your training contract across a broad range of seats, including our main practice areas in London (as listed above), and international secondments in either Hong Kong or New York. If you don't want to stray too far, you have the option of to gain valuable in house experience by going on secondment to one of the firm’s major clients. Whilst Mayer Brown is a global law firm, our London office remains a tightly knit team with an open and inclusive culture. You will be given significant opportunities to assist on matters which may be multi-disciplinary, cross-border, complex and high-profile in nature. Trainees are given high levels of responsibility, case management and client contact from an early stage. The firm also has an extensive support network in place throughout the training contract in the form of senior-level support and continuous appraisals. As an international firm specialising in a wide range of practice areas, our trainee intake is representative of the firm itself. Mayer Brown values and encourages diversity – this is critical to our success as an international law firm serving a very diverse client base worldwide.

We are looking for candidates who not only have a consistently strong academic record including a minimum of a 2.1 degree (predicted or obtained) in any discipline, but also who have a wide range of interests and achievements outside their academic career. Additionally, we would like to see innovative candidates who can demonstrate a drive for results, good verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to analyse, with good judgement and excellent interpersonal skills.

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