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Vinson & Elkins LLP

20 Fenchurch Street,
24th Floor,
London,
EC3M 3BY
Website www.velaw.com

  • Partners 15
  • Assistant solicitors 26
  • Total trainees 6
  • Contact Sarah Stockley, 020 7065 6016
  • Method of application Online application form
  • Selection procedure Interview
  • Closing date for 2019 31 July 2017
  • Training contracts pa 3-4
  • Applications pa 400
  • % interviewed pa 10%
  • Required degree grade 2:1
  • Training salary  
  • First year: £45,000
  • Second year: £47,500
  • Holiday entitlement 25 days
  • % of trainees with a non-law degree pa 50%
  • No. of seats available abroad pa 4
  • Post-qualification salary £100,000
  • % of trainees offered job on qualification 100%
  • Overseas/regionaloffices  Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Richmond, Riyadh, San Francisco, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington DC.

Firm profile



Vinson & Elkins RLLP is one of the largest international law firms and has been repeatedly ranked as the world’s leading energy law firm. Founded in Houston in 1917 (and with an office in London for 45 years), Vinson & Elkins currently has over 700 lawyers with offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Richmond, Riyadh, San Francisco, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington DC.

Main areas of work



Cross-border M&A, private equity, corporate finance and securities advice (including London Main Market and AIM listings and international equity and debt capital markets), banking and finance, international energy transactions, construction, project development and finance transactions, litigation and arbitration and tax.

Trainee profile



The firm is looking for ambitious individuals with strong academic results, sound commercial awareness and rounded personalities. The ability to think laterally and creatively is essential, as is a need for common-sense and a willingness to take the initiative and assume responsibility from day one.

Training environment



The firm currently offers three to four training contracts commencing each September. These are not run on a rigid seat system, but instead a trainee will gain wide experience in many different areas, working with a wide variety of associates and partners from across the firm. V&E is proud of the fact it has twice won LawCareers.Net awards for the quality of its training with a further six nominations. Whilst the trainees are based in London, the firm is currently regularly seconding its trainees to other offices (particularly its offices in the Middle East, Asia and Houston).

Benefits



Private medical and dental, pension, season ticket loan, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, life assurance. Vacation placements We view vacation placements as a key part of our recruitment process. For summer 2017 apply by 31 January 2017, by way of online application form.

Sponsorship and awards



The firm pays all GDL and LPC course fees and a discretionary stipend (of up to £7,200) to assist with the LPC year.