LL.M. Programme – Autumn 2023

If you are already engaged in an LL.M. or considering to achieve an LL.M., this article is for you.

An LL.M is an ideal completement to studies or after a clerkship in order to work in an international environment. Its opens up perspectives, that neither an internship nor a trainee abroad can offer. To support the LL.M. experience, Gibson Dunn is participating to the International Student Interview Program (ISIP).

What is the ISIP?

The ISIP is a large LL.M. Recruiting Program in the US hosted by the New York University and the Columbia University, in cooperation with a multitude of Law Schools.

The Program consists of bringing together legal Employers to meet with LL.M. students.

The ISIP 2023 will take place virtually on Friday, January 27th, 2023 for the NYU and on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 for Colombia University.

Application period opens on October 3rd, 2022.

We currently expect to offer contracts for Autumn 2023 in the following offices and practices. We will be happy to review your application through the ISIP Programme from October 3rd, 2022.

Why Gibson Dunn?

Gibson Dunn is one of the world’s leading law firms. Our lawyers work on some of the highest-profile deals and litigation matters involving cutting-edge legal issues across multiple jurisdictions for a wide range of global industry leading clients.

Gibson Dunn prides itself on hiring the best and the brightest from law schools and clerkships. Across the board they possess a wide range of particularized skills: global language competence; technical knowledge; worldwide regional and industry understanding; and extensive prior government and regulatory service, to name but a few examples.

Opportunities at Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn’s Brussels office focuses on European antitrust law. We provide expert advice on all aspects of European Union and EU national competition law, including merger control, cartels, co-operative arrangements, abuse of dominance and State aids.

We look for lawyers with excellent academic grades who can demonstrate an affinity with competition policy and cases.  Often, this will have involved studies and writing on specialized competition law subjects, and may well have involved previous traineeships with competition authorities. Our Lawyers are qualified and members of the bar in one or more Members States of the European Union.  Curiosity and collegiality are essential.

We look for lawyers presenting a German law degree with excellent grades and sharing our core values of collegiality, teamwork and mutual respect in both following practice areas.

  • Corporate

The German Corporate practice has an impressive record of domestic and cross‐border M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Our corporate and M&A specialists have particular expertise in buyouts, strategic investments, divestments, carve‐outs and public takeovers. Furthermore, we counsel on corporate governance, securities and regulatory issues.

  • Litigation

Gibson Dunn’s Litigation practice focuses on white collar defense, regulatory investigations and compliance matters that often have cross-border elements, as well as corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Gibson Dunn’s London Office differentiates itself from many other US firms in London by offering a broad capability including public and private M&A, Private Equity, Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring, Real Estate, Regulatory and Disputes covering both English and US law capability.  We provide business law advice of the highest quality representing a wide range of clients in all major industries, from start-up ventures to multinational corporations, as well as commercial and investment banks and funds.

We value team work, creativity and have a strong client focus as well as entrepreneurial environment.  Our genuine international approach means that our lawyers work on a fully integrated basis with all of our international offices.  We are looking for lawyers, who can demonstrate an affinity with corporate Law and graduated from any Common Law or European jurisdictions.

We look for French qualified lawyers with excellent grades and sharing our core values of collegiality, teamwork and mutual respect in both following practice areas.

Fluency in both French and English is required.

  • Corporate / M&A

Our Paris office focuses on all aspects of complex corporate transactions. We represent multinational clients in both domestic and cross-border public and private transactions, including distressed company acquisitions. We have wide cross-jurisdictional capabilities and work seamlessly with our firm’s other offices and practices to identify and realize clients’ objectives.

  • Restructuring and Insolvency

The Paris Restructuring and Special Situations team combines its members’ experience in restructuring, litigation and related transactional matters. The group, which routinely advises distressed companies, creditors, and shareholders, private equity firms, hedge funds and auditors, has worked on some of the most complex proceedings and transactions of recent years, which, in some instances, dramatically changed French insolvency proceedings. The team handles contentious matters as well as the renegotiation of finance documentation, and provides multijurisdictional corporate advice.

  • Technology and Innovation

The Paris office offers a wealth of experience in information technology and digital transactions, outsourcing, data privacy and cybersecurity. Our lawyers’ practice covers a broad range of matters including complex technology transactions and outsourcing projects; strategic digital transformation, such as acquisition, development or partnership in relation to innovative solutions like AI and IoT ; compliance and governance projects in light of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including on cross-border litigation, as well as governmental authorities’ investigations ; and complex commercial transactions.

  • Litigation and Arbitration

Our French litigation department offers in-depth representation to clients facing domestic or cross-border business challenges. We have a core foundation in complex litigation and arbitration, with extensive experience in complex M&A litigation, product liability and industrial disputes as well as in the infrastructure, financial and restructuring areas. Our unique, integrated approach complements our widely acclaimed US and UK dispute practices.

  • Finance

Our practitioners are experienced in acquisition finance, advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on leveraged buy-outs, build-ups and corporate acquisitions. Client work also includes acting for banks, borrowers and financial advisers regarding investment-grade syndicated facilities and bridge finance facilities. We additionally assist on bespoke matters for companies requiring more complex ”special situations” financings.

  • Tax and Real Estate

Our tax team advises on structuring French and international transactions. We advise on complex tax matters and have an in-depth tax ruling practice. Team members also have significant experience in French real estate and hotel investment.