The Firm

BakerMcKenzie is a leading global law firm based in over 75 locations in nearly 50 countries. With a presence in nearly all of the world’s leading financial and commercial centres, their strategy is to provide the best combination of local legal and commercial knowledge, international expertise and resources. Their trainee solicitors are a vital part of that strategy, exposed to the international scope of the firm from the moment they start. There is also the possibility of an overseas secondment, with recent secondees spending time in San Francisco, Brussels, Moscow, Johannesburg and Hong Kong.

The Work

London is home to the firm’s largest office where BakerMcKenzie has been well established since its opening in 1961. With more than 400 legal professionals, they have a substantial presence in the legal and business community. As a full service office, they deliver high-quality local solutions across a broad range of practices and offer global advice in conjunction with their international offices. Their client base consists primarily of venture capital funds, investment banks, technology powerhouses and household name brands. And, as a firm with a very strong international client base, they have considerable expertise in acting on, and coordinating, complex cross-border transactions and disputes.

Trainee Profile

The firm strives to enable trainees to be the best they can be. They are looking for trainees who are stimulated by intellectual challenge and respect and enjoy the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the firm. Effective communication skills, together with the ability to be creative and practical problem solvers, team players and to have a sense of humour, are qualities which will help them stand out from the crowd.



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