Shearman & Sterling

Commercial Law
About Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling is part of the global elite of law firms, we work on headline-making deals for some of the world's leading organisations. In London 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; in 2015 we retained 100% per cent of our trainees, all in their first choice practice group.

Our Training Contract promises global opportunities, a supportive culture and exceptional work. This means that as a trainee you’ll gain from comprehensive support from trained supervisors and a self-selected mentor whilst working in small teams on cutting edge, first of kind deals in the world’s developing nations and major financial centres.

In London, we’re famous for transactional work, but also have industry-leading advisory and contentious groups. During your four seats, you’ll get the opportunity to spend 6 months abroad in one of our 20 international offices. We’re different from other firms for combining UK and US legal advice with a friendly and entrepreneurial culture. Throughout the year we host an array of events so that you can get to know us in person.

Don’t forget to cite Bright Network on your Shearman & Sterling application form, they’re keen to hear from our members.

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