About 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 integrated, cross border legal advice.
The firm is now a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers – New York, London and Hong Kong – the backbone of the global economy.
We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry. Our diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by our clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything we do.
Mayer Brown in London
From our central city location, the London office helps build great business, by working together with its US, European and Asian counterparts to provide clients with complete representation on local and multijurisdictional matters alike. Our lawyers work seamlessly across a wide range of industry groups and practices including Corporate & Securities, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Litigation (including Commercial Dispute Resolution, Construction, Insurance & Reinsurance, Competition/Antitrust), Employment, Pensions, Tax, Intellectual Property and RBI (Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency).
Why train at Mayer Brown?
Our trainees can tailor their Training Contract from a range of different seats, including our main practice areas in London, international secondments and our client secondments in London. For a global law firm, our London office remains a tightly knit team with an open and inclusive culture. You will nevertheless 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.
Our Vacation Schemes are the main pipeline for our Training Contracts each year. We run three two-week Vacation Schemes each year: two in the summer and one in the Spring. All are based in our London office and applications are welcome from law and non-law undergraduates and graduates. During our Vacation Schemes you will assist partners and senior associates on real deals to give you firsthand experience of life in a City law firm. You will sit in two departments and you will also attend skills sessions which support your own professional development and provide more insight into the firm. There will also be a number of social activities organised, including a day at our Paris office.
How to apply
Vacation Schemes: applications are welcomed from both law and non-law undergraduates and graduates and can be made from 1 November 2019. The deadline is 31 January 2020.
For Training Contracts, penultimate year law students should apply after the release of their penultimate year exam results. Non-law students, final year law students and graduates should apply after 1 November 2018 in their final year of undergraduate study. The deadline for Training Contract applications is 31 July 2019 – however we encourage students to apply for a Vacation Scheme as this is the main pipeline for our Training Contracts each year and we welcome applications from penultimate year, finalists and graduates too.