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Your overseas seat - guaranteed
While some firms struggle with the idea of working globally, it’s second nature at White & Case. Truly global, we have a significant presence across the developed world, while being widely recognised as having a tremendous track record in the fast-growth and emerging markets.
Most of our clients are multinational organisations, so almost everything you’ll work on will cover more than one jurisdiction. To help
develop a taste for global thinking, we guarantee a six‑month overseas seat in one of our offices across America, Europe, Asia or the Middle East.
Many trainees describe this overseas seat as 'career changing’, as they gain valuable insight into the working practices of another jurisdiction and build professional contacts that last throughout their careers. With five practice areas across 13 locations available, there is lots to consider when submitting your overseas seat preferences.
These considerations will be taken into account along with business needs and ensuring you have a well-rounded training contract when making the allocations. While speaking the local language should help you settle in, it’s not vital, as you’ll be predominantly working on English law matters in English. Wherever you go, we’ll fully support relocating you and remain in regular contact throughout your time there.
Here’s what you receive:
Free accommodation for six months.
Cost of living adjustment while you are overseas.
Free language lessons for selected overseas seats.
The same level of personal training – including a supervisor to ensure you get the most out of your time overseas.