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A bright start to a brilliant career in Beijing and Shanghai

At Clifford Chance, our diverse and talented people are at the heart of everything we are and everything we do. We were one of the first international law firms to open an office in Beijing in 1985, and we were also one of the first international law firms to receive a licence in Shanghai.

Currently, we have a team of over 100 lawyers working on the ground in Beijing and Shanghai. We are among the top international firms in the region, both in terms of the size of the legal team and the deals we advise on. 

Through our fully integrated Greater China practice, we can provide our clients with the global and regional legal experience and expertise on Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Antitrust, Funds Formation, IPO, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Financial Regulatory and Dispute Resolution.

We are currently seeking ambitious and committed graduates to join our team. We have opportunities in our Beijing and Shanghai offices to complete world-class training in a collaborative and supportive working culture.

The Training Programme

The programme is a two-year training contract with a clear promotion path to associate level.

Development highlights

Rotation through different practice areas, paid study leave for bar exam (one month), academy training on legal skills and business skills (in Beijing, Shanghai or Hong Kong), access to online training courses and local seminars and trainee/associate workshops.

Compensation and benefits

First-year trainees are paid RMB32,000 per month, with second-year trainees paid RMB35,000 per month, 22 days' annual leave, medical and dental insurance, and life insurance. 

Internships

We provide three-to-six months internships, with a clear progression to trainee level. We accept applications throughout the year.

Development highlights

Trainees are assigned to practice groups, given supervisor/buddy support, and encouraged to work as a team member on transactions. They are provided with access to online training courses, local seminars and trainee/associate workshops.

Opportunities in Beijing

An internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance, and meet our people. We recruit students who we believe have the potential and interest to join us once their LLB or LLM degrees are completed. During your internship you will be able to work closely with one of our practice groups, working with our lawyers on real client projects. You'll be treated as part of the team.

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Opportunities in Shanghai

An internship is the perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance, and meet our people. We recruit students that we believe have the potential and interest to join us once their degrees, whether an LLB or LLM are completed. During your internship you will be able to work with all our practice groups, working with our lawyers on real client projects. You'll be treated as part of the team. 

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