Ben Perry, Sullivan & Cromwell

Ben Perry, Sullivan & Cromwell

Date: 16 November 2021

Time: 5.30PM GMT

Event format: Live via Zoom

Cost: FREE

Who should sign-up? Aspiring City solicitors who want to boost their commercial awareness and gain an insight into training at a US law firm in London

CheekyLittleCareers is delighted to be hosting a live chat with lawyers from the London office of top US law firm Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C). Our editor and former magic circle lawyer-turned careers consultant, Husnara Begum, will be joined by Ben Perry, co-head of S&C’s UK M&A practice along with associates Lillie Peichil and Hannah Cockle.

Husnara will ask her guests questions about their recent deals, day-to-day responsibilities and current trends in M&A. They’ll also be discussing how to break into law and share top tips on training contract applications. This is a not to be missed opportunity to hear directly from S&C lawyers about life at their firm as well as a fantastic way to give your commercial awareness a gigantic boost. See you there!

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Speaker bios:

Ben Perry, partner 

Ben is co-head of the UK M&A practice, and is also the graduate recruitment partner and training principal, at S&C. He is currently ranked as a leading individual for M&A by The Legal 500 United Kingdom and as highly regarded for M&A and private equity by IFLR 1000. Ben joined S&C 21 years ago, after training and working as an associate at a magic circle firm, as one of the very first English qualified lawyers to join S&C’s London office. He has been a partner at S&C since 2008, and has during that time overseen the introduction of S&C’s trainee solicitor programme, twice being named “Best Training Principal” byLawCareers.Net [][ []]. In addition to his work at S&C, Ben is involved in the wider legal profession, having since 2018 been a member of the main committee of the City of London Law Society, which is the representative body for more than 15,000 solicitors working in the City of London.

Lillie Marie Peichl, associate

Lillie Marie Peichl is an associate in S&C’s General Practice Group. She joined the Firm as a trainee solicitor in 2017 and has also spent time in S&C’s New York office. She has experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and project finance. Lillie studied at Queen Mary, University of London where she was executive secretary of the Queen Mary Pro Bono Society and a first year representative of the Women Working in Law Society. In her free time, Lillie enjoys going to the gym and cooking.

Hannah Cockle, associate

Hannah Cockle is an associate in S&C’s General Practice Group. Prior to becoming an associate in 2021, Hannah was a trainee solicitor with the Firm from 2019 to 2021. She has worked on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt, corporate finance and restructuring. She has advised leading corporates including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (and latterly Stellantis), Spirit AeroSystems and Cellink. In her free time, Hannah enjoys travelling and baking.