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5 Minutes with Olivia Spong, Future Trainee

23rd March 2018

What University did you attend? Queen Mary University of London. What subject are you studying? Law (LLB). When do you join as a trainee? I will join the firm in August 2019. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I attended an application presentation at Shearman & Sterling’s offices at the start of my […]

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5 Minutes with Holly Smith, Future Trainee

12th March 2018

What University did you attend? I studied Physical Geography at Durham University, and then went on to do the GDL at BPP in Manchester, graduating in the Summer of 2017. What subject are you studying? I am currently working as paralegal at another City law firm. When do you join as a trainee? I will […]

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A Student’s Guide to Islamic Finance

13th February 2018

There is a common misconception that Islamic finance is an ancient creature built on archaic and rigid rules which will neither lend themselves to change nor are they likely to converge with the conventional banking practices observed in the West. Islamic finance is young. It was born out of specific historical events in the 1970s, […]

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