White & Case announces 89% autumn retention rates

US firm White & Case has announced an 89% autumn retention score.

The London office will be keeping on 16 of its 18 trainees this September, who will qualify into antitrust/competition, capital markets, commercial litigation, international arbitration, mergers & acquisitions, asset finance, banking, project development and finance.

This year’s retention score is higher than the previous rounds of 75%, 84% and 81%.

Partner Inigo Esteve commented, ‘with continuing strong client demand for English law services in London and across our offices globally, the business need for English law qualified lawyers continues to increase despite ongoing economic and political uncertainties, including Brexit’.

The 16 newly-qualified solicitors will receive a starting salary of £105,000.

Melissa Butler, White & Case office executive partner in London, adds: ‘White & Case trainees join a firm with a reputation for supporting its lawyers throughout their careers and a strong track record for internal promotions to partner’.