Cleary Gottlieb

Cleary Gottlieb’s London office was established in 1971 and began practicing English law in 1997. We have approximately 100 lawyers; the majority are either U.S.- or English-qualified.

Reflecting the firm’s overall commitment to creating a seamlessly interwoven legal practice, Cleary’s London office is not departmentalized by specialty. Core capabilities in London include international finance and corporate work, with additional experience in tax (both U.S. and UK), antitrust, financial regulation, litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property.

Our lawyers also have had international experience, including rotations in one or more of our offices around the world; they are fluent in managing international transactions and dispute resolutions and collaborate easily with global colleagues. They all handle a wide variety of assignments and work cooperatively to share abilities across practices and jurisdictions.

Cleary Gottlieb London, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
2019 Training Contract Training Contract Cleary Gottlieb is one of the leading international law firms, with 16 closely integrated offices located in major financial and political centres around the world.  For more than 60 years, the firm has been pre-eminent in shaping the internationalisation of the legal profession.  Our worldwide practice has a proven track record for innovation and providing advice of the highest quality to meet the domestic and international needs of our clients. Your application We seek individuals, both law and non-law graduates, who we believe have the exceptional qualities necessary to become the leaders of the profession in the next generation. While our aim is to recruit 10-14 trainees to join us, we will only recruit those candidates that we think have a long-term future with us. Qualification Requirements We receive a very high number of applications for training contracts each year. To succeed, candidates need to demonstrate exceptional academic ability. We normally expect candidates to be on course to attain a high 2.1 degree or better from a leading university and to have achieved at least AAA at A-Level or the equivalent. Alongside academic ability, we value evidence of extra-curricular achievement. Foreign language skills are a valuable asset, but are not essential. How to Apply All candidates should submit a cover letter and full curriculum vitae via the firm's website, including a breakdown by subject of all A-Level (or equivalent) results and degree results where known.
Cleary Gottlieb London, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
UK Capital Markets Associate 1 - 4 PQE Cleary Gottlieb is looking to recruit the following with experience in equity or debt capital markets or both in the international sphere. Both the Equity and Debt Capital Markets teams are Band 2 rated by Chambers. We are seeking candidates with between 1 and 4 years’ experience from a top tier UK or U.S. capital markets practice. All candidates should be English qualified or have a common law background (e.g. Australia, NZ, etc). We are looking for ambitious candidates who enjoy a broad spectrum of work, have excellent academics and who would relish the opportunity to work on high profile transactions in a close-knit working environment.  The more senior candidate must have clear partnership potential.
Cleary Gottlieb London, United Kingdom
Aug 04, 2017
Full time
Finance Associate 1.5 - 4 PQE What are we looking for? UK trained and qualified finance and banking associate with between 18 months and 4 years’ PQE We are looking for candidates who have good banking experience, working with loan products and acquisition finance.  We are specifically looking for candidates who have had good levels of responsibility and who have well developed drafting and negotiation skills Experience of restructuring is useful, but not a pre-requisite.  We would look at restructuring specialists, though we will need to be sure that they are able to convert into banking lawyers when needed. Excellent academics are important We are looking for candidates who are committed, enthusiastic, driven and versatile. More importantly, we are looking for candidates who we and our clients will enjoy working with We are looking for candidates who are actively seeking a broad practice and who are open minded about the type of work they would be doing here