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Our London-Asia training contract

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If you want your career as an international lawyer to really take off, experience working across the world will be really valuable. So here’s your chance to boost your career by training in London and Asia.

Kick-start your legal career

If you are native in an Asian language such as Mandarin, Korean or Indonesian, you can apply for a training contract whereby you spend your first year in London and your second in an Asian office, giving you the best foundation for an international career and building your network and knowledge on both sides of the globe.

What you will gain

You’ll qualify as a lawyer in England & Wales after the two years. Where permitted by local bar rules and after a period of post-qualification experience, you will also be admitted in the country where you’ve been working. And you'll work with the biggest companies in the world, at a top international law firm, surrounded by dedicated, supportive people who are ready to help you learn.

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Who we're looking for

If you are native in an Asian language such as Mandarin, Korean or Indonesian, studying in your penultimate year or beyond at a UK university, this could be for you.

You'll be curious, commercially minded and keen to help the world's biggest brand names on their most challenging legal issues.

If this sounds like you, hit the 'apply now' button below.

What happens next

If you’re selected, you’ll be invited for interviews and a writing exercise in our London office.

If you progress from that, we'll invite you to join us for a month's vacation scheme at Freshfields – three weeks in Asia, plus one in London. Based on that, plus an interview and a language test, we could offer you a London-Asia training contract.

The deadline is 31 January 2018.

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Apply Now

Ready to apply? Start filling in your application form now (you’ll be directed to our online application site).