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About Herbert Smith Freehills

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With over 5,000 people, including 3,100 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals, operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

The Opportunity

Launched in August 2019 as Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei, the joint operation offers seamless access to both PRC and foreign laws advice, combining the global strength of... leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and the local capability of Kewei.

With over 60 dispute resolution specialists in Greater China, we offer the most comprehensive dispute resolution services in the region, with a proven ability to solve business problems in China and beyond. Our practice spans domestic and cross-border litigation in mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We regularly handle arbitration proceedings seated in China and Hong Kong, as well as China-related disputes seated in other global centres. Our integrated platform offers a “one-stop-shop” for China-related disputes without the need to engage separate PRC counsel.

We are looking for three mid-level associates, to be based in Shanghai or Beijing. You will work as a core member of the team on cross-border disputes, particularly those related to construction and engineering, power, infrastructure and energy, as well as on high value commercial disputes and international arbitration.

Skills, experience and qualifications:
• Have an excellent academic record;
• Be qualified in common law jurisdiction(s) (highly preferred but not essential);
• Have at least 6-9 years of legal experience within a disputes practice (construction experience/ focus will be an advantage);
• Have excellent drafting skills for disputes work;
• Have strong English and Chinese capability;
• A team player who is able to work independently and to supervise;
• Have client communication skills; and
• Have exceptional presentation/public speaking skills (highly preferred but not essential).


Working Pattern

Full time

Beijing, Shanghai

Contract type
Rolling Fixed Term Contract

Diversity & Inclusion

At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life
Beijing China (+1 other)


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