Thursday, 09 March 2017

The Clyde & Co Training Contract: Firm Snapshot

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The Clyde & Co Training Contract: Firm Snapshot

For Clyde & Co’s full Lex 100 2016/17 profile, see here.

Clyde & Co is a global law firm with a pioneering heritage operating from 45 offices and associated offices across six continents. The firm has over 1,800 lawyers advising corporates, financial institutions, private individuals and governments. The firm is the largest international firm in the Middle East and has a rapidly expanding network across Asia, the Americas and Africa, which is supported by a strong reputation for work in emerging markets.

Trainees praise the ‘interesting mix between tradition and innovation’, the firm’s ‘industry specialisms’ and ‘insurance capabilities’. A strong theme is the ‘global nature of the business’ and the firm’s ‘presence in uncommon locations’, the ‘international secondment opportunities’ and the ability to use foreign languages on the job.

Highlights included 'doing a first draft of submissions in an arbitration', 'winning several points in a hearing for a major shipping case' and 'working in San Francisco'. The ‘calibre of the work’ and the ‘collegiate nature’ of the firm make for a top-quality training contract. 

Clyde & Co recruits between 45 and 50 trainees per year and receives 2,000 applications. Around 10% of applicants are invited to interview.

Clients include: Airbus; AIG; Glencore; Qantas Airlines and PetroSaudi.

If the firm were a fictional character, it would be……………Sinbad the Sailor – goes on many adventures around the world and manages to navigate some stormy seas.

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