Complex cross-border deals. A market-leading disputes division. International secondments. Four seat rotations. If you’re ready to be a part of it all, we’re ready to hear from you.

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Take a look at the key application dates and deadlines by opportunity.


Applications for the 2023 Summer Vacation Scheme will open from 1 October 2022 to 1 January 2023.

Applications for the 2024 Winter Vacation Scheme is open from 1 March 2023 to 1 May 2023.


We have filled all the Training Contract positions for 2023.

We have limited availability for 2024 Training Contract and will recruit from 2023 Vacation Schemes. Candidates who are interested should apply for our Vacation Scheme.

We will consider 2023 Vacation Scheme Student for 2025 Training Contract. 


Applications for our workshop will open from 1 November to 30 November 2022.

Please note that this workshop is only available to those studying in the first year of an undergraduate degree.

How to apply

Step one

Application form

Tell us about your academic credentials, language skills, the skills you’ve gained from extra-curricular activities and work experience, and why you have the motivation and potential to become a great Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer.

Step two

Online test

Demonstrate your problem-solving and verbal reasoning skills, as well as your approach to scenarios relevant to the work at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Don’t underestimate the importance of this stage: it’s a strong indicator of good future performance as a Herbert Smith Freehills lawyer. You can find a practice test on our website to help you prepare.

Step three

Interview and translation test

Our selection process is straightforward. It simply involves two parts:


Demonstrate your language ability by completing a 1-hour translation test which is composed of two parts: Chinese to English and English to Chinese translations.


Discuss your motivation for a career in law at Herbert Smith Freehills and show you have the key skills to become part of our team.

Recruitment Contacts

For further details, please contact Helen Lo in the Hong Kong recruitment team

Graduate Recruitment Manager, Asia
T  +852 2845 6639
[email protected]

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