The Firm

Described as a ‘Game Changer’ by the Financial Times’ 2015 report of the most innovative European law firms, Latham’s award-winning London office is home to almost 300 lawyers and is recognised for its work advising some of the world’s leading corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms on their most significant transactions and disputes. Clients describe the firm’s lawyers as smart, commercial and pragmatic.

The Work

Latham has market-leading experience in M&A, debt and equity financing, high yield, restructurings, recapitalisations, divestitures, data privacy and cyber security, and outsourcing. The firm offers comprehensive tax and environmental advice for complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes. Latham’s highly regarded London disputes practice boasts renowned litigators who focus on complex cross-border disputes. Latham also has a long history of providing pro-bono work for those in need and in 2014 the firm donated time worth $105 million to pro-bono matters worldwide.

Trainee Profile

The firm looks for outstanding people who have the potential to become exceptional lawyers. Initiative, enthusiasm, ambition, intellectual rigour and teamwork are some of the traits particularly valued at Latham. Trainees who demonstrate their motivation and ability to excel will thrive in a first-class training environment and be rewarded with a brilliant career. In addition to training organised by each department, trainees also benefit from a core ‘trainee foundation’ curriculum designed to bridge the gap between law school and practise. The firm recruits trainees with a view to retaining them upon qualification and average retention over the last five years has been 93%.


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