2015 Summer Program White& Case 2015 Summer Program

2015 Summer Program
White & Case
1 July − 31 August
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Summer Program
Client
Work
Training
Mentorship
Social
Events
2 months – 2 practice groups of your choice
2 mentors
……share
their know-how and experience
……guide
you in your daily work and life
……work
9:30 – 18:30
Monday – Friday
……250
……10
applicants
interns
……50%
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together on assignments and provide regular feedback
of interns offered continued employment
Application Process
……Cover
Resume
letter
––Specify
etter
Cover L
Essay
two practice areas of your choice
……Resume
……Essay
––Is
there a powerful charismatic leader or person who has influenced
or inspired you? And if so, please explain why and in what way.
––Who
is your favorite writer/ poet / film or drama director and why?
Or what is your favorite book / film / performance, etc. and why?
––Describe
a situation where you worked effectively as part of a team to
accomplish a goal on time. What was your role? What did you learn?
––How
would you define “success” for your career? At the end of your
work life, what must have been present for you to feel as if you had
a successful career?
––If
you had a magic wand, what would you change about yourself
and why?
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Application Process
Apply Online at www.whitecase.com/moscow-summerprogram
Application Deadline: 31 March 2015
Final years of studies
……participation
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Strong knowledge of
Russian civil law
Excellent written and
spoken English
Enthusiastic and
proactive team player
Top academic results
in Jessup and/or other moot court competitions or any other extra-curricular activities a plus
Interviewing
HR Interview &
Legal Research
Legal
Interview
Partner
Interview
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Interviewing
LEGAL RESEARCH assignment:
……Consultant
database
……2
questions of your choice
……2
hours
A Russian legal entity (the Borrower) borrowed money from a foreign bank (the Lender) under a loan
agreement (the Loan Agreement). The Borrower’s obligations under the Loan Agreement are secure by an
agreement of pledge (mortgage) of certain real estate assets of the Borrower (the Mortgage Agreement).
The Borrower fails to make due repayment under the Loan Agreement and bankruptcy proceedings are
initiated against it. What would be the priority of the Lender’s claims under the Loan Agreement, and what
is the maximum amount which the Lender may expect to get for satisfaction of its claims out of proceeds
of the sale of the assets that the Borrower pledged to the Lender under the Mortgage Agreement?
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Training Program
Practice-Oriented Weeks
Opening: overview
of the practice by
a partner or senior
lawyer; covering
distinctive aspects
of work, projects
and standard
documentation
Materials for
sustained study:
lists of recommended
literature, regulatory
and subordinate legal
acts,test questions,
training memo topics,
samples of standard
documentation
Interactive class
(negotiations,
due diligence,
establishment
of a joint venture,
drafting of a
construction
contract)
Discussion of
standard legal
documents
typical of each
specific practice
Drafting of a
training memo
in Russian
or English,
followed by a
feedback session
Final Q&A
session
to reinforce
what has
been learned
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Introduction
to the Firm.
Soft Skills
M&A &
Corporate
Energy
Banking &
Finance
Real Estate
Capital
Markets
Disputes &
Arbitration
Tax
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Social Events
walking excursions
guided tours
movie nights
photography master classes and practicums
contemporary dance master-classes and performances
art galleries
architecture museums
Get to know
Get
know
the to
team
and
the
team
and
make
friends
make friends
ethnic music master-classes
drawing
classes
theatre laboratory
Master
your
Master
your
artart
skills
skills
Widen
your
Widen
your
personal
personal
horizons
horizons
volleyball
on site yoga
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boat trips
Have fun
Have fun
Learn about
Learn
about
our
our pro
bono
pro
bono clients
clients
choir football
floristic
shows
Panorama
Hava Kadyrova
Associate, M&A & Corporate / Tax
2012 Summer Program Alumni
Moscow State University of International Relations MGIMO (2012)
Ekaterina Logvinova
Associate, EIPAF
2006 Summer Program Alumni
Moscow State University of International Relations, MGIMO (2008)
“My experiences at the firm have led me to conclude that White & Case is the best place to work.
The work at this firm is groundbreaking, complex and difficult and the associates are demanding.
However, work never gets boring or less exciting.”
“I felt totally unprepared for life in a law firm. I was surprised when White & Case made
me an offer during my 3rd year of study, but I received intensive training and guidance and
work with Partners from Day 1. Now I feel I am an important and valued member of the
finance team.”
Dmitry Tikhonov
Law Student, Disputes
2013 Summer Program Alumni
National Research University – Higher School of Economics,
Nizhny Novgorod Branch (2014)
2011 – 2014 Jessup Participant
“The trainings are impressive: I find presentations by experienced speakers to be very useful,
especially because they cover such specific topics, which are not part of universities’ curriculum.”
Natalia Tsimbalova
Associate, EIPAF
2006 Summer Program Alumni
All-Russian Academy for Foreign Trade, VAVT (2006)
“White & Case summer program gives you a brilliant opportunity to see from inside how an international law firm works. During this time you will also try yourself in different areas of law which
will help you to understand your preferences for the future.”
Alexander Sysoev
Law Student, Disputes
2014 Summer Program Alumni
National Research University – Higher School of Economics, (2016)
“The friendly environment makes the job enjoyable. Cultural events perfectly relax you so you can
work most efficiently, and also provide the possibility to abstract from the work and get closer to
the colleagues.”
Silva Petrosyan
Associate Trainee, M&A & Corporate / Tax
2013 Summer Program Alumni
Moscow State University, MGU (2014)
“The Summer Program has been one of the most prized periods of my life. It has helped
me to move on the path to becoming a strong professional and an open minded person.”
Ekaterina Tulaeva
Associate, M&A & Corporate
2010 Summer Program Alumni
National Research University – Higher School of Economics,
Nizhny Novgorod Branch (2010)
2008 – 2010 Jessup Participant
“The White & Case Summer Program is not only about working hard and gaining legal
experience, it is also about friendship, personal development and broadening your horizons.”
Anna Vansovich
Law Student, EIPAF/Energy
2014 Summer Program Alumni
Moscow State University of International Relations, MGIMO (2015)
“The most surprising thing so far is the scope and quality of the projects the Firm handles.
They involve established national and foreign corporations and are very complicated and
significant. I was very proud to read in the mass media about one of the current transactions
to which I had made a modest research and analysis contribution.”
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Contacts
Tatiana Rumyantseva
Graduate Recruitment & Professional
Development Coordinator
Irina Yakusheva
Graduate Recruitment & Professional
Development Coordinator
T +7 495 645 4967
T +7 495 645 4969
+7 916 520 8818
E [email protected]
+7 910 429 1325
E [email protected]
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