As a trainee, you'll be a valued member of the team straightaway, working alongside some of the world's best lawyers and directly contributing to the success of our clients. Our two-year training contract offers you a wealth of choice without compromising on quality and you will have the opportunity to discuss your seat choices, allowing you to tailor the training contract to your career aspirations. In our Hong Kong office, we recruit students who have a law degree; and since Asia is an emerging market, fluent Chinese skills is important. We will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need in order to build a fulfilling and successful career with us.

Life as a future joiner

If your initial application is successful, you’ll be invited to take part in two interviews. Both will be with a partner and a member of HR department, followed by a translation test. If we offer you a training contract and require a work permit, we’ll do whatever we can to assist you. And once you accept the offer officially, we’ll invite you to lots of events and networking days at the firm. 


We know that the transition from university or another career to life in a commercial law firm can be daunting. That’s why we give you lots of support, including regular conversations with HR about your seat choices, training sessions and workshops, plus extensive on-the-job support from associates and partners. Once you’ve got to know your way around, you can start to look further afield and apply to spend time at one of our international offices or with a client – over 90% of our trainees go on secondment during their training. 

Be a part of everything

Our two-year training programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills across a range of practice areas – rotating through four six month seats. All trainees spend time in corporate and dispute resolution. You may also choose to sit in finance, employment, energy, corporate, crime and investigations, competition, private wealth and international arbitration.

All Vacation Scheme students will be interviewed for Training Contract openings.


We have filled all the Training Contract positions for 2021 and 2022.

Applications for the 2023 Training Contract will open in August 2021.



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