In each of our London and Moscow offices, we host an annual summer associate program for US law students seeking to gain exposure to our cross-border securities practice.

We offer an opportunity that is unique and well-suited to US-qualified attorneys looking to pursue a career outside of the US with an international corporate focus. Our work addresses the US legal issues that arise in the context of corporate transactions originating outside of the United States. As such, our attorneys work alongside attorneys from different jurisdictions.

The intersection of multiple bodies of law requires a great deal of creativity and innovation – frequently our attorneys are presented with the challenge of addressing matters of first impression and they often do so while temporarily resident in any number of countries throughout the world. We seek attorneys who are willing to push themselves in the face of such challenges. The professional rewards are substantial, as our deals command the attention of both the legal and business worlds.

While there are no language requirements for employment in our London office, we welcome candidates with fluency in a second language. For employment in our Moscow office, we seek candidates who are fluent in Russian.

We’re looking for graduates from the leading US law schools, who share a global perspective and welcome the opportunity to refine their practice of the US securities law, while working outside of the US.

Regardless of location, the goal of our US summer associate programs is to afford you a realistic view of the firm, the work we do and the commitment it requires.

As a summer associate, you’ll be treated as a full member of the team, and assigned work from active transactions and cases. You’ll act as an integral member of legal teams representing some of the biggest companies in the world, including the US securities teams across our international offices. And you’ll work with and be coached by some of the world’s best attorneys.

Further, as former summer associates will attest, there are plenty of social events designed to enable you to meet your colleagues and enjoy the city. At the end of the summer, you’ll have a clear idea of whether a career at Herbert Smith Freehills is right for you.

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