Training Contract 2020

Shearman & Sterling Shearman & Sterling

  • US Law Firms
  • London

Firm stats

  • Employees: 315



Shearman & Sterling is one of the global elite of law firms. You’ll be working on headline-making deals for some of the world’s leading organisations. In the UK we recruit a select few individuals who have an appetite for responsibility, thrive in a team and have the desire to perform at the highest level of corporate law.

Main areas of work

In London, we represent major UK and international companies and financial institutions. Our lawyers are acknowledged as market leaders in antitrust, asset management, banking and leveraged finance, capital markets, executive compensation and employee benefits, financial services, intellectual property, international arbitration and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, property, structured finance, and tax.

Training Contracts

During the two-year training contract, trainees have four seat rotations, with six months spent in each seat. At least two of these seats will be completed in our core practice areas:

  • M&A
  • Finance
  • Project Development & Finance

The remaining two seats will be allocated on trainee preference and business need, so you get to really consider which areas you may like to get exposure to. The global nature of the firm also allows for one of the four rotations to be completed overseas, in offices such as New York, Abu Dhabi, Singapore or Brussels.

Trainees benefit from a trained supervisor and a mentor throughout their training contract and law school.  There are also a variety of sports teams, committees, societies and socials to ensure the office is a cohesive and friendly place to work.