What if

YOU WANT TO BE PART
OF A FIRM WITH A
LEADING REPUTATION?

200 lawyers work in our London office, on some of the most complex, high value and high profile matters in Europe. Within a month, you'll be heavily involved in real deals and cases with them, not just listening and learning but relied upon to make a valuable contribution.

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1 ICONIC LONDON
OFFICE

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200
LAWYERS

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MULTI
AWARD-WINNING
FIRM

When you join Kirkland & Ellis as a trainee you’ll quickly be part of the team providing solutions to high profile brands as well as major private equity firms behind some of the biggest corporate transactions. Clients such as Boeing, Pfizer, Bain, Apax, Blackstone, KKR and Oaktree.

Industry Acclaim

The matters you’re involved in will continue to grow our reputation for top quality corporate work, that’s been recognised by our peers as well as with industry awards.

The way we work and what we deliver has been praised by Chambers who said we provide a “terrific combination of creative problem solving, high-quality execution and exceptional attention to detail.”

Our recent awards include:

Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year
AmLaw & Legal Week Transatlantic Awards 2017

Tier One Ranking for UK Private Equity
IFLR1000, 2017

Ranked 1st for European PE and UK M&A
Mergermarket 2017

LawCareers.net honoured Kirkland & Ellis International LLP as the ‘Best trainer - US Firm in the City’ during its twelfth annual Training & Recruitment Awards ceremony in London in May 2015. The awards, which recognise the best recruiters and trainers among law firms, were based on a large survey of more than 2,300 trainee and newly qualified solicitors. It was the fifth year in a row that Kirkland & Ellis were recognised at the awards and we have been nominated every year since.

Meet the people

Rajinder Bassi
Rajinder Bassi
Training Principal

Our small trainee intake each year gives us the freedom to run a less rigid training programme than most big firms...
Jack Davies
Jack Davies
Trainee, Graduate in Law with German Law, University College London

I went from maths and science ‘A’ levels to a degree in law and German law, then worked at an investment bank. That role was too compartmentalised for me, whereas being a trainee at Kirkland & Ellis is giving me a broad exposure to business and the law....
 

An award winning firm