US-founded Dechert continues to woo trainees with the chance to work on border-busting deals and cases in a more“independent” London office.

The Firm

Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 900+ lawyers across 27 offices. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, excelling in delivering practical commercial judgement and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters .  

The Work

Dechert’s top-ranked practice areas are its white-collar crime and hedge fund expertise, while its corporate, real estate and litigation work is also highly rated.  They are also one of the few last law firms with a full-service US corporate practice in London, with the capability to advise domestic and international clients on a broad spectrum of US regulatory and transactional issues.

Trainee Profile and Training

Dechert looks for a genuine interest in business, commitment, personality and ambition as well as enthusiasm, intelligence and an ability to find practical solutions and for powers of expression and persuasion. Dechert offers a six seat training contract offering flexibility, depth and variety. Seats may be repeated in order to obtain a better understanding of that practice group better. There are also opportunities for secondments to other Dechert offices overseas and to clients.

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