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Practice areas

In each of your seats, you will be based in one of our global practice areas. There will be no pressure to focus on one area too early – we will want you to get the full perspective before making up your mind. What is more, each area overlaps with our key industry sectors. So while you are broadening your experience, you can also get a real sense of where you would like to progress in the future.

Antitrust and competition

We are recognised as a leading antitrust and competition practice and combine a substantial merger control practice with a significant non-transactional practice. You should expect to gain a wide experience of EU and national competition law and regulatory regimes across our industry sectors.

Banking and finance

From major banks and finance providers to sovereign and corporate entities, some of the world’s biggest financial institutions turn to us for sector knowledge and insight. You will help our global team advise across the full range of banking and finance matters - acting for all parties, from multinational lenders to growth corporations, wherever they are in the world.

Corporate, M&A and securities

Our technical capabilities, deep industry knowledge and commercial acumen are valued and relied upon by market-leading corporations and financial institutions. You will experience the full range of corporate and commercial work – focusing on complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Dispute resolution and litigation

With experience of handling and resolving multi-jurisdictional mandates and international arbitration across all industry sectors, we advise many of the world’s largest companies. You will join our lawyers in preventing and resolving disputes by giving practical, creative advice that focuses on our clients’ strategic and commercial objectives.

Employment and labour

Our team offers wide-ranging experience across all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law. You will help them advise on everything from sensitive severance issues and workplace discrimination through to global share plans and international pension arrangements. You could also experience high profile disputes and multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganisations.

Intellectual property

We have extensive experience in protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights. You will be exposed to everything from registration to commercialisation and enforcement, including strategic advice, protection and prosecution, portfolio management, patent, trade mark and copyright litigation. You will also see how we add value for our clients through our in-depth knowledge of all areas of technology.

Real estate

Our real estate team acts on innovative development, regeneration and property finance transactions and projects. You will help them advise on every type of real estate transaction and project, equity and debt financing and disputes – working closely with our tax, funds management, debt financing and corporate teams to deliver complete solutions to our clients.

Regulation and investigations

Regulation and enforcement by regulators are at the forefront of the issues facing all businesses. Our team provides global, multi-jurisdictional experience, industry skills and cross-disciplinary best practice. Joining them, you will help our clients respond positively to regulatory and compliance issues and investigations, wherever they are in the world.

Risk

Our global risk advisory group leverages extensive industry experience in risk, governance and compliance. You will build the in-depth knowledge to help navigate legal and regulatory challenges across a range of industries. With a holistic approach that crosses borders and practice groups, we ensure that risk management and mitigation are embedded in our clients’ working practices.

Tax

We deliver tax planning, investigation and litigation services to companies of all sizes, advising across industries and jurisdictions. We have significant international reach, with tax practitioners across our offices. You will be involved in providing comprehensive services for all corporate, finance and real estate transactions, reinforced by our industry sector focus.

 

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