Cleary Gottlieb is looking to recruit 10 – 14 trainees for a 2018 start, and has no shortage of candidates with 2,000 applicants annually. The first-year salary is £42,000, rising to £47,000 for second-years and £96,000 for NQs.
Recent London office work includes assisting Lafarge on its €40bn merger with Holcim, and acting for HSBC Holdings in a $3.75bn dual-tranche issuance of convertible bonds.
Cleary Gottlieb has achieved some excellent feedback in our survey this year, and has been named a winner in four categories – confidence in being kept on, remuneration satisfaction, diversity and international secondments. The firm is said to promote a ‘collegiate and friendly culture’. New joiners can look forward to being ‘treated as an adult from day one’, and will get to work on ‘headline-worthy cases’.
If the firm were a fictional character it would be… Hermione Granger – smart, assertive and kind-hearted.