What if

YOU WANT TO WORK
FOR A FIRM WITH A STRONG
INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION?

Kirkland & Ellis is a recognised major force on the global stage, practising English, US and international law. Our global footprint of offices and international outlook mean we’re trusted by many of today’s big global brands.

international offices

14 INTERNATIONAL
OFFICES

lawyers

2,500 LAWYERS

awards

1 GLOBAL
FIRM

Working with an international team of colleagues will develop your insights into the laws and legal systems of different countries and grow your ability to advise clients on solutions for their operations in multiple territories.

Growing your ability to find a path through complex and often conflicting laws is an important part of your development at Kirkland & Ellis and you will be given early exposure to the wide ranging international challenges our clients face.

One significant way to experience the global nature of our Firm during your training is through applying for an international seat. If successful in your application, for six months you can live and work in either New York or Hong Kong and gain experience of the legal systems and processes that operate in these countries. During your time overseas you’ll make many useful contacts amongst colleagues. People who you’ll continue to work with and gain support from throughout your time at Kirkland & Ellis.

We look for trainees who have an international outlook. Those who recognise the global stage our clients operate on, are excited by the prospect of practicing law across international borders, and who look forward to the prospect of working with diverse teams from the Kirkland & Ellis team around the world.

Recognised internationally for our achievements

Our reputation for corporate work of the highest quality continues to grow, as evidenced by some of our recent awards, including:

Awards

#1 Europe Buyouts (by deal count)
Mergermarket, H1 2018

Awards

European Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
IFLR, 2018

Awards

Private Equity Law Firm of the Year
US Law Firm of the Year
Legal Business, 2018

Awards

Law Firm of the Year
City A.M., 2017

Awards

Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year - Transatlantic Private Equity Team of the Year
The American Lawyer / Legal Week, 2018

Transatlantic Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year
The American Lawyer / Legal Week, 2017

Awards

Tier 1, Private Equity; Bank Lending: Sponsor Side; Restructuring
IFLR 1000, 2018

Restructuring Deal of the Year
IFLR 1000, 2017

Awards

Tier 1 Banking & Finance: Sponsors; Restructuring
2015 & 2017 IFLR European Awards
Capital Markets: High-Yield; Competition Law; Financial Crime: Corporates; Investment Funds: Private Equity; Tax
Chambers UK, 2018

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...
Victoria Eito
Victoria Eito
Trainee, Graduate in History, London School of Economics

In my year we had an intake of ten people which is big enough to give you a valuable support network but small enough to provide exposure to all kinds of legal work, learning on the job with partners and associates...
 

An award winning firm