Skadden

Areas of Practice

The Hong Kong office focuses on a full range of corporate, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, energy, infrastructure and project finance, real estate and investment finance, restructuring and insolvency, and structured finance transactions. The office also is the headquarters of the firm?s Asia-Pacific international arbitration and litigation practice.

What distinguishes Skadden

With more than 50 attorneys in Hong Kong with combined U.S., Hong Kong and English law capabilities, we provide integrated, comprehensive services on a wide variety of matters. We were the first major Wall Street law firm to establish a Hong Kong law corporate practice and have many years of experience working as an integrated Hong Kong-U.S. team completing some of Hong Kong?s most complex initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Hong Kong-based attorneys often work in tandem with our attorneys in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore,Sydney, Tokyo, the United States and Europe to serve our clients in Asia, handling matters in China, Hong Kong, India, Indone- sia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, among others. Our clients in Hong Kong include major multinational corporations, leading investment banks and commercial banks, private equity firms, investors and devel- opers in a broad spectrum of industries. We have represented our clients on many of the highest profile deals in Asia. Our commitment to excellence was recognized when Skadden was named the “International Law Firm of the Year for Hong Kong” in 2011 by Chambers Asia.

HK Graduate Recruitment

Types of Contracts We Offer
Associates in our Hong Kong office are encouraged early on to play important roles in a variety of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and project finance deals. We encourage them to express their views and utilize their talents to make a viable contribution to the practice. Our team-oriented, collegial culture allows trainees access to opportunities sooner than they could expect elsewhere. Working with colleagues throughout the world to share ideas and consider different viewpoints creates an atmosphere that fosters professional development and produces the best outcomes for our clients. Training Contract Our training program is uniquely comprehensive. Drawing upon the experience and teaching abilities of Skadden partners, associates, our full-time global training and development, team and qualified external consultants, we regularly offer luncheon training seminars, workshops and updates for associates at all levels and across practice areas. Additionally, a qualified solicitor will act as your mentor throughout your training contract, providing advice and guidance.

Year One: Trainees gain experience in two of the following practice areas: corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance or international litigation and arbitration.

Year Two: Trainees discuss with their supervisors the remaining practice areas in which they would like to work prior to qualifying as a solicitor. Trainees may also have the opportunity to undertake a secondment to our London office.

Sponsorship and Funding
Skadden pays for the P.C.LL. course fees and provides a stipend of HK$50,000. Skadden also will cover the cost of Conversion Exams for the P.C.LL. if required.

Vacation Placement Schemes

Our vacation schemes are important for candidates interested in a training contract with Skadden. They provide hands-on experience with active transactions for a diverse, global client base, as well as insight into the firm’s culture. Placements are for four weeks and are offered in the winter and summer. Students in a vacation scheme are assigned several mentors to provide varied resources and support. In order to give our students an opportunity to display their talent, an assessment project is assigned in week two of the program. The assessment is a case study of a recent transaction or dispute.  Students receive feedback by the end of their placement. Throughout the placement, attorneys give students meaningful assignments with proper supervision and feedback.  Students also have the opportunity to get to know current associates and peers on a more personal level by attending formal and informal social events.

Website: http://www.skadden.com/

HK Graduate Recruitment Website: http://www.skadden.com/recruiting

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