As business, law and finance become ever more globally integrated, a new and specific class of lawyer is needed, one with a clear understanding of how the requirements of their clients are changing in this increasingly international landscape.

As a successful global firm we look for people who have an international outlook. As a trainee, you will work closely with colleagues across our international offices and will build up a network of cross-jurisdictional contacts. Many of our trainees take up the opportunity to work in one of our global offices on secondment which gives them a better understanding of how business works in other regions, and lasting contacts with clients and colleagues in other jurisdictions. To read more about our Training Contract and the international opportunities that come with it click here.

Lawyers at the largest firms lead increasingly international careers. That can mean getting in early or staying late to be on a call, or jumping in a cab to get to the airport. For trainees and some lawyers it can mean an international secondment, but for many, just visiting other countries is not enough – they want to stay and at Allen & Overy those opportunities become a reality for many of our employees.