About the Firm

Davis Polk is a global law firm. For more than 160 years, its lawyers have advised industry-leading companies and major financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Davis Polk ranks among the world’s preeminent law firms across the entire range of its practice. With over 900 lawyers in New York, Menlo Park, Washington DC, London, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, the firm operates from the key business centres around the world to provide clients with seamlessly integrated legal services of the highest calibre.

We advise European companies, private equity firms, financial institutions and governments on all areas of business and finance, and we are regularly involved in the largest and most important securities offerings and M&A transactions in Europe. Our London-based team now consists of over 60 UK and US lawyers covering a range of high profile complex and often cross border securities offerings, financing and mergers and acquistions and restructuring transactions. The corporate and finance teams are supported by first rate corporate tax, regulatory and anti-trust practices.

We seek to hire applicants from a variety of backgrounds with outstanding academic and nonacademic achievements, personal skills and creativity, and with a demonstrated willingness to take initiative. We strive to find exceptional lawyers who share our commitment to excellence and who will be collaborative and supportive colleagues.

Davis Polk trainees will work closely with and learn from our senior lawyers in London and in our offices around the world. Each trainee will be assigned to a senior lawyer who will serve as a mentor and provide advice and guidance throughout the program. Given the quality of instruction, the meaningful legal experience gained on major global transactions and the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic practice at one of the world’s truly preeminent law firms, there is no better place than Davis Polk for an aspiring solicitor to begin a career. Davis Polk trainees will also have the opportunity to work for a period of time in our New York office.


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