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Simpson Thacher and Bartlett

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Simpson Thacher and Bartlett Graduate Career Profile

For over three decades since its establishment in 1978, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s London office has advised the Firm’s clients on a broad range of cross-border merger and acquisition, banking and capital markets transactions throughout Europe. Specialists in competition, real estate, arbitration, litigation, intellectual property and tax augment the office’s core corporate and banking teams. Simpson Thacher and Bartlett advise on both U.S. and English law as it affects our corporate, mergers and acquisitions, banking, capital markets and antitrust clients.

The London office’s merger and acquisition practice reflects the Firm’s worldwide leadership position in this field. Simpson Thacher and Bartlett's London attorneys regularly represent U.S. and European clients in significant cross-border acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and joint ventures. Simpson Thacher and Bartlett represent many of the major U.S. and European private equity clients and have advised on some of Europe’s largest buyouts.


First year associates presently earn a salary of $160,000. In recent years, all associates in good standing have also received a bonus at year end. Furthermore the Firm will advance up to $9,000 of your annual salary when you first join as an associate.

The non-salary benefits are generous, and include a comprehensive insurance and parental leave package, relocation benefits and varied workplace amenities, including:

Four weeks paid vacation
Subsidized health and dental insurance for associates, their spouses, same-sex domestic partners and children
Life and disability insurance
401(k) plan participation
Health care pre-tax spending accounts
18 weeks paid (and 8 weeks unpaid) primary caregiver leave
4 weeks paid (and 12 weeks unpaid) secondary caregiver leave
Off-site emergency childcare (two free visits, with additional visits available for a nominal fee); temporary in-home child and eldercare services on an emergency basis
A variety of flexible working arrangements
Reimbursement for incoming associates for relocation costs (including broker fees)
Free private banking at Citibank or JPMorgan Chase
Blackberry® device with remote-access security token
Subsidized on-site cafeteria
Subsidized health club membership
Pre-tax Commuter Benefits for mass transit and parking expenses
Matching donations to law schools
Budget for client development (for senior associates, or with partner approval)
Social events, including “happy hours,” coffee hours, and monthly firm dinners

  • Summer Vacation Scheme
  • Training Contract



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