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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, you'll need experience of working across the world. So here's your chance to boost your career by training in London and Asia.

Kick-start your legal career

We are looking for native speakers of Mandarin, Korean or other Asian languages to join us on our new London-Asia training contract. You'll spend a year developing your skills on a London training contract, before moving to Asia for your second year of legal training – giving you the best foundation for your international career, and building your network and knowledge on both sides of the globe.

What you'll get

Two years of training – one year in London, and one year working in Freshfields Asia.

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're ready to help you learn.

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Who we're looking for

If you're a native speaker of Mandarin, Korean or other Asian languages, 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 that sounds like you, hit the 'apply now' button below.

What happens if you’re selected

If you’re selected, you’ll be invited for interviews and writing exercises 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 – and based on that, an interview and a language test, we could offer you a London-Asia training contract.

The deadline is 31 January 2017, so hit the button below to start your application today.

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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).