Allen & Overy


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Firm Background

With over 100 internationally-qualified lawyers, Allen & Overy’s China offices offer comprehensive legal services in the China market. Much of the multi-jurisdictional work performed by lawyers in each of these offices covers cross-border deals such as listing work for Chinese clients, inbound investment by international clients and outbound investment by Chinese companies.

Our China practice lawyers advise on Hong Kong, UK as well as US law, offering clients an integrated approach across legal areas and jurisdictions. The Hong Kong office is the regional hub for Allen & Overy in Asia Pacific, servicing clients with businesses in South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and South East Asia and our team also includes the U.S. China Group, based in New York.

Summer Vacation Placement for June/July 2016

We are keen to receive applications from penultimate or final year LLB students who are interested in joining our Summer Placement Scheme in Hong Kong in 2016, with a view to applying for a trainee solicitor position in Hong Kong in September 2018.

The interview takes the form of a preparation-free case study.

We will assess your ability to work as part of a team, your leadership and presentation skills and entrepreneurial spirit and energy. Excellent academic results are essential and Chinese language

skills are highly advantageous.

Our placements include experience in two seats in different departments, a full training programme, a series of challenging assessments, individual coaching from your trainer and a calendar packed with social and pro bono activities. We will also pay PCLL course fees and subsidise living expenses if you accept a training contract with us.


All interested students must visit the websites of:

– The Law Society of Hong Kong

– City University of Hong Kong

– The University of Hong Kong and

– The Chinese University of Hong Kong

to ensure the entry requirements for the PCLL courses can be satisfied (particularly the overseas law students). There are very strict conversion exemptions and examinations that you need to comply with before you can study the PCLL in Hong Kong.

To apply for the Summer Placement Scheme, please go to then select “Hong Kong” and complete the “Summer Vacation Placement 2016” application form. For all Australia-based students, your online application should reach us no later than 1 March 2016. Please visit our website at for more information.

The case study selection for Australia-based law students will be scheduled nearer the time of the Law Careers Fair and the Hong Kong Law Fair for Australian students held at the University of Sydney in April 2016. Please visit our website for further information.


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