London office: 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DS
Tel: +44 (0)20 7519 7000
Size & Geographic Coverage
Number of Partners: 32
Number of Associates: 97
Total number of trainee solicitors: 18
Number of UK offices: 1
Number of overseas offices: 20
Training contracts vacancies per annum: 12
Vacation scheme places per annum: 40
Minimum degree grade: 2:1
Application deadline for training contracts starting in 2025: 15 December 2022
Salary and benefits
First year salary: £50,000
Second year salary: £55,000
Post qualification salary: £157,000
Holiday entitlement: 25 days
LPC fees: Yes
GDL fees: Yes
Maintenance grant per annum: £10,000
Skadden’s London office advises on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, financings, restructurings and tax matters. We also have extensive experience in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, white collar crime and financial regulation. We advise clients on the most complex matters that require innovative solutions involving both domestic U.K. and multijurisdictional law.
Since opening our London office in 1988, Skadden has established itself as a major player in the London legal market.
The firm offers a fully integrated U.K., European and U.S. practice operating from our London base and composed of some of London’s top-ranked lawyers.
Our clients, which we counsel on cross-border European and global matters, include major corporates, financial institutions and governments. Skadden’s global platform allows our lawyers in London to quickly marshall relevant experience across practices and offices as needed, to address the most demanding instructions from clients anywhere around the world.
More than two-thirds of our London partners are recommended as leaders in their field in Chambers UK, and the firm is highly regarded in each of its practice areas.