Vacation Scheme 2017

September 1, 2016


Vacation Scheme 2017


Vacation scheme is one of the most important experiences for law students, because that could determine your cover letter, PCLL application and career path




Research by LAWBOOSTER – PCLL Specialist


Practice Areas:  Banking & Project Finance Capital Markets (Equity, Equitylinked, Debt, Structured Finance), Corporate (M&A, IPOs, Advisory), Competition, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Financial Markets (Financial Services / Regulatory)


HK Office Staff 165 legal and 190 non-legal


Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 10 – 12


Summer Interns: 24 each year Recruitment



2017 Hong Kong Summer Vacation Scheme

Vacation Scheme Dates:
July intake: 3 July - 28 July 2017

Application Period:

1 November 2016 - 31 January 2017


How to Apply Please submit an online


Application at: For More Information Yulanda Wong, HR Advisor Email:



Allen & Overy

Practice Areas: Acquisitions Finance, Arbitration, International Arbitration,

Asset Finance, Structured Finance, Banking & Finance, China

outbound investment, Commodities, Energy & Resources,

Communications, Media & Technology, Corporate & Project

Finance, Data Protection, Regulatory, Anti-corruption, Fraud &

White Collar Crime, Debit & Equity-linked Capital Markets,

Derivatives & Funds, Employment, Financial Services

Regulatory, General Corporate, General Lending & Security,

Global Loans, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International &

Equity Capital Markets, Islamic Finance, Joint Ventures,

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private

Equity, Regulatory & Investment Products, Investment Funds,

Restructuring & Insolvency, Retail Products, Securitization. We

also have cross-disciplinary teams who provide specialist

jurisdictional advice to clients investing into particular Asian

Pacific and the South East Asia jurisdictions - including China

Group, India Group, Islamic Finance Group, Korea Group,

Taiwan Group and US Law Group


HK Office Staff 120 legal and 100 non-legal

Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 10

Summer Students: 22 each year

(11 – 12 students for each scheme of June and July)


Recruitment Deadlines

Summer Vacation Placement Scheme

Australia-based students – 1 March 2017

HK-based students – 1 January 2017

UK-based students – 1 February 2017


How to Apply:

Please submit the required online application at ("Hong Kong") with a cover letter,

CV and copy of your academic transcripts before the deadline

For More Information





Practice Areas Skadden is one of the world’s elite law firms with approximately 1,800 lawyers in 23 offices across the globe. With over two decades of experience in Asia Pacific and approximately 100 lawyers residing in our Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo offices, we provide integrated U.S., Hong Kong, English and Japanese law advice to clients on a wide variety of ground-breaking matters, including banking, capital markets, corporate M&A/private equity, energy and infrastructure projects transactions and international arbitration and litigation matters. Our clients include major multinational corporations, large state-owned enterprises, leading investment banks and commercial banks, private equity firms, investors and developers.


HK Office Staff

145 Vacancies

Trainee Solicitors: 4

Summer Vacation Students: 6 – 8

Winter Vacation Students: 6 – 8


Recruitment Deadlines

Winter 2017 Vacation Schemes: June 1, 2016
Program takes place in January and February 2017; candidates will be considered for 2019 contracts.

Summer 2017 Vacation Schemes: February 1, 2017
Program takes place in June and July 2017; candidates will be considered for 2019 contracts..

How to Apply

 Please send your resume, transcript and cover letter to For More Information Please contact Helen Acton, Recruitment & Development Specialist at





Practice Areas Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity, Investment Funds, Arbitration and Litigation, Regulatory and Compliance, Global Finance, Energy, Life Sciences, Project Finance and Infrastructure


HK Office Staff 102 legal and 68 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 5 Winter Interns: 4 Summer Interns: 8


Recruitment Deadlines

Winter Internship September  2017

Summer Internship January 31, 2017


How to Apply Please complete the application form at and submit it to, together with your CV and transcripts. For More Information





Practice Areas Corporate: Capital Markets, Compensation and Benefits, Corporate Governance, Emerging Companies, General Corporate, International Trade & Compliance, M&A and Private Equity, Private Investment Funds, Tax; Energy & Infrastructure; Finance: Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Public Finance, Real Estate, Restructuring, Structured Finance; Intellectual Property; Litigation: Antitrust and Competition, Appellate and Supreme Court, Commercial Litigation, Employment, General Litigation, Insurance, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts and Product Liability, Privacy, Data Security and Internet Safety, Public Policy, Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Trade Secrets Litigation, White Collar and Corporate Investigations


HK Office Staff 80 Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 3 – 4 Summer Interns: around 8 Winter Interns: around 8


Recruitment Deadlines

Summer Internship:1 November 2017

Winter Internship: 1 February 2017


How to Apply Please email your cover letter, CV and academic transcripts to Orrick's Recruitment & HR Manager at: For More Information Please visit for more information




Lathan & Watkins



Practice Areas Antitrust & Competition, Banking, Leveraged Finance and Structured Finance & Securitization, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Derivatives, Financial Regulatory, Greater China Practice, International Arbitration, Islamic Finance, Korea Practice, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas Transactions, Private Equity, Project Development & Finance, Public Company Representation, Real Estate, Regulatory & Compliance, Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts, White Collar Defense & Investigations


HK Office Staff 70 legal and 55 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitor: 3-5 Summer Interns: 8-10


Recruitment Deadlines


Summer Placement 2017

 1 March 2017


How to Apply Please send CV, cover letter and transcripts to For More Information For more information, visit






Practice Areas Corporate, Intellectual Property/Information Technology, Dispute Resolution, Finance, Antitrust, Competition and Trade, Employment, Pensions and Benefits


HK Office Staff 125 legal and 99 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 8-10 Summer Interns: 20 Winter Interns: 5-8


Recruitment Deadlines

6 June to 30 June 2017

4 July to 29 July 2017

November to December 2016


How to Apply Please submit an online application at: For More Information Please contact




Herbert Smith Freehills


Practice Areas Capital markets, competition, regulation and trade, compliance and regulatory, corporate, corporate crime and investigations, dispute resolution, employment, pensions and incentives, environment and planning, finance, intellectual property, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, projects and infrastructure, real estate, restructuring, turnaround and insolvency, tax


HK Office Staff 120 legal and 110 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 9 Summer Vacation Students: 12 First Year Workshop Students: 8-10


Recruitment Deadlines


Summer Vacation Scheme Applications open from 1 Nov 2017 and close on 31 Jan 2017


How to Apply Complete our application form which can be accessed via our website at: For More Information For more information, please contact the Resourcing team at



DLA Piper

Practice Areas Banking & Finance, Corporate Commercial (Capital Markets, M&A), Employment, Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation & Regulatory, Real Estate, Restructuring, Tax


HK Office Staff 159 legal and 113 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 8 Summer Interns: 16 Winter Interns: 8-10



Winter Interns: 31 August 2017

Summer Interns: 15 January 2017


How to Apply Please send cover letter, CV and academic transcripts via email. For Internship applications: For Trainee applications: For More Information For more info, please refer to and




Davis Polk


Practice Areas Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Arbitration, Enforcement and Litigation, Compliance and Advisory


HK Office Staff 100 legal and 40 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 8 Summer Students: 20 Winter Students: 10


Recruitment Deadlines

Winter Vacation Scheme: Applications open 1 February and close 1 August 2017


Applications for our 2016/2017 winter vacation scheme must be received by August 1, 2016. Please complete the application and be sure to include a resume, transcript and cover letter indicating the year you intend to commence a training contract and why you would like to be considered for a winter vacation scheme at Davis Polk. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.



How to Apply Please submit an application online at: For More Information For more information, please visit our website: or contact Terese Au-Yeung at or Colette Chan at


Clifford Chance



Practice Areas Corporate, Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Capital Markets, Real Estate


HK Office Staff 200 legal and 140 non-legal Vacancies Trainee Solicitors: 10-12 per year Summer Vacation Students: 10-12 during the month of June 10-12 during the month of July Winter Vacation Students 6-8 (over a period of 1 month)


Recruitment Deadlines


Winter Vacation Scheme  (4 week scheme) Applications open 1 June 2017 Applications close 31 August 2017



Summer Applications open: 01 October 2016

Applications close: 04 January 2017
Assessments held: week commencing 25 January 2017

Scheme runs: 20 June 2017 until the 01 July 2017


How to Apply Please visit our website to complete an online application form and submit your CV and covering letter. For More Information For enquiries, please contact Vera Yue at or on +852 2825 8050

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