White & Case


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 3
  • UK/glo…



  • UK 200 Position: 3
  • UK/global turnover: £93.59m/£644.02m
  • Global PEP: £816,000
  • UK/global RPL: £319,000/£337,000
Firmwide, White & Case had an outstanding year, with turnover jumping by 13 per cent to £644.02m and average PEP by a very healthy 21 per cent to more

than £800,000.

But the London office put even these impressive results in the shade by announcing a staggering 67 per cent hike in PEP to £693,000 and a 38 per cent increase in turnover.

All practice areas grew, according to London senior partner Peter Finlay. Notable instructions in 2006 included advising the banks on the £7.4bn financing for the cash portion of Mittal Steel’s £17.6bn acquisition of French rival Arcelor.

The dramatic results are due partly to a poor performance in 2005, which was a result of an expensive office move and a lateral hiring spree.

Not that this has abated in 2006, with some notable partner hires in London including new co-head of corporate Philip Broke from Ashurst.


  • Web: www.whitecase.com/trainee
  • Telephone: 020 7532 1000
  • Fax: 020 7532 1071
  • No. of Trainees: 54
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 35
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: No
    • Written exercise: No
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: Yes
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 50
    • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jan-08
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 45%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,500
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,500
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £41,000
    • Qualification: £76,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: Yes
    • Subsidised lunch: Yes
    • Free taxis after hours: Yes