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Associate: Commercial Litigation - EMEA

Employer
White & Case
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Our Practice Area

We represent clients in all stages of domestic and international litigation, before trial, appellate, regulatory and alternative dispute resolution tribunals across the world. Renowned for the global breadth and local depth of our experience in this field, we are trusted advisors to the world's leading financial institutions, largest corporations, sovereign governments, executives and directors. As well as guiding clients through their most complex and significant litigation challenges, we also help them steer clear of disputes, by developing and implementing risk management and compliance measures.

As an associate joining our practice, you will be given responsibility for a wide range of tasks, spanning drafting and document analysis, legal research, correspondence and trial preparation. While you will not be required to undertake oral advocacy at a junior level, you will be closely involved in the development of trial strategy and regularly called upon to attend court hearings.

The work can be demanding, but is always rewarding—offering excellent opportunities for learning and development. We foster a collegial working environment where partners are friendly and accessible, and colleagues always supportive and open to questions. Your professional development will also be enhanced by regular interaction with colleagues across the Firm’s global network, with specialist knowledge of such practice areas as Antitrust/Competition, International Arbitration, Intellectual Property and Environment & Climate Change. 

Position Summary

We are currently looking for associates with an interest in Commercial Litigation to join our London office.

As well as excellent academic credentials, you should possess the analytical rigor to grasp the legal intricacies of complex, cross-border disputes, and the competitive spirit needed to thrive in the adversarial court arena. Given our practice’s focus on oral and written advocacy, you should demonstrate excellent communication skills, a flair for legal drafting, and an enthusiasm for the linguistic and technical challenge of constructing legal arguments.

Committed and cooperative, you should enjoy working within large groups of lawyers and industry professionals and demonstrate a willingness to do whatever it takes to contribute to your team’s success. This collaborative mindset should be balanced by the independence of thought and action an ability to proactively anticipate colleagues’ needs, and to develop original solutions to their problems.

Combining a keen eye for detail with an ability to see the bigger picture, you should be adept at distilling complex information into clear, insightful analyses that inform and strengthen your client’s position. Strong organizational and time management skills will also be significant assets, enabling you to manage multiple workstreams and produce exceptional work to tight deadlines.

Ready for the challenges of joining a global law firm, you should be excited by the opportunities to learn from colleagues our international offices and practices, and to keep developing your understanding of the evolving legal landscape. 

Ready for the challenges of joining a global law firm, you should be excited by our work, a competitive salary and benefits package, passionate about service delivery, and driven by a desire to maximize your talent.    

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years’ experience within commercial litigation, gained wholly or in part at a large commercial law firm. 
  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Client service focus
  • Team player
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Good understanding of the key risks and issues involved in cross-border transactions.

Location and Reporting

This is a London based role.

Equal Opportunities

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We will be happy to work with you.

The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment. 

Company

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. 

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7532 1000
Location
5 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
GB

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