Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons

Company Profile

Firm profile

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our vision is to continue to be a leading global law firm through our sector focus, which is underpinned by our ambition to provide our clients with high quality advice and deliver value through new ways of working. 

Main areas of work

From our offices in major business and financial centres throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we view the world through the lens of our key sectors: asset management & investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences, and technology, media & telecommunications. These priority sector teams are drawn from the core practice areas of: corporate; competition & regulatory; dispute resolution; employment, pensions & employee benefits; financial markets; information, communications & technology; intellectual property; projects; real estate and tax. We also focus on the energy & infrastructure market, in particular through our international projects and construction teams.

Our philosophy

We’re looking for trainees who have great intellectual abilities, but who can also show that they have initiative and drive. So while we’re interested in your academic successes, we also want to see your potential. That’s why our assessment process focuses on the raw skills you have now, not just on what you have achieved.

Application process

Training Contract (London & Bristol):
01 Nov 2016 – 15 Jan 2017
Winter Vacation Scheme:
01 Oct 2016 – 01 Nov 2016
Spring Insight Scheme:
01 Jan 2017 – 01 Feb 2017
Summer Vacation Scheme (London & Bristol):
15 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

Please note that we fill our roles on a first come first served basis. We therefore advise you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Apply online via our graduate website:


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