Akin Gump’s London office is the hub of the firm’s international offices and it has grown to complement the core strengths of the firm. It is an integrated office practicing at the top of its markets. We have 22 offices worldwide and our clients range from individuals to corporations, financial institutions and foreign governments.
Main areas of work
Market leading practices including; financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, investment funds (hedge, private equity, real estate and infrastructure), EU competition and tax.
We hire the best and brightest. We look for exceptional and consistent academic achievement combined with evidence of a driven outlook through extracurricular achievements.
To thrive in our fast-paced commercial environment our future work placement participants and trainees need to be on track for a 2:1 degree at minimum. They should demonstrate intellectual curiosity, be solution-driven and keen for early responsibility.
Our London office is an exciting and inspiring environment to train as a lawyer. We offer up to four trainee places per year. By focusing on a smaller intake we maintain flexibility and seek to grow through our junior lawyer retention. You will have the choice of sitting within the financial restructuring, corporate/M&A, energy, finance, financial regulatory, funds/investment management, litigation/arbitration, competition or tax practice areas. Seats can be tailored to three or six month durations across the two year training programme to provide a greater breadth of experience. Some of our trainees have enjoyed the experience of a seat in an overseas office.