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King & Wood Mallesons

As the first and only global law firm to be headquartered in Asia, King & Wood Mallesons is connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia. With unparalleled depth of both inbound and outbound capability, King & Wood Mallesons is uniquely placed to support regional clients as they internationalise and international clients as they look to invest or expand into Asia.  Strategically positioned in the world’s growth markets and financial capitals, the firm is powered by more than 2,700 lawyers across more than 30 international offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.  As a top 10 global firm by lawyer numbers and the only firm in the world able to practise PRC, Australian, Hong Kong, English, US and a significant range of European laws, King & Wood Mallesons is providing clients with deep legal and commercial expertise, business acumen and real cultural understanding on the ground where they need it most. This presents very exciting opportunities for our trainees. King & Wood Mallesons advises clients on the full spectrum of commercial, financial and specialist legal services, with a principle focus on: antitrust and regulatory, banking and finance, corporate M&A and securities, DR/litigation, projects (energy and resources), funds / private equity, intellectual property, real estate and tax.

The two-year training contract is divided into four six-month seats. Trainees will spend two seats (which may include a seat abroad or client secondment) within the following areas: finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity, venture capital and investment funds. Trainees are given early responsibility and are supported throughout the training contract. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2016.

The firm holds 3 Vacation schemes (2 weeks in the Spring and 2 x 2 weeks in Summer). We recruit around 60 vacation scheme students per year. The vacation schemes are a great way to see what the firm is about and allow students to meet our current employees. It is also an important way for the Firm to see the students, with 80% of our current Trainee intake completing a vac scheme. The deadline for the vacation scheme is 31 January 2016. The firm welcomes applications from all disciplines and all universities. Applications must be made using the firm’s online form. The same form can be used to indicate your interest in an open day, a vacation scheme and/or a training contract. The firm wants ambitious, commercially minded individuals who seek a high level of involvement from day one. Candidates must have a strong academic record, be on track for, or have achieved, a 2:1 or equivalent in their undergraduate degree, and have demonstrated strong team and leadership potential.


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