HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY

 
HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
OPPORTUNITY
WITHOUT
LIMITS
HONG KONG
INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS
HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
RAYMOND
                                                      OH
                                                      PARTNER

                 Innovative work.
    WHY SIDLEY

                 Exceptional training.
                 Professional development.
                 Do you feel overwhelmed, confused or exhausted from visiting
                 countless booths at the law fair? Well, these feelings are normal.
                 Choosing the right law firm to begin your legal career can be a
                 difficult decision. So why Sidley?

                 As a Hong Kong intern or trainee solicitor, you will have limitless
                 opportunities to take on substantive work for high-caliber clients
                 and gain international exposure that will broaden your professional
                 skills. You will get a feel for our culture of collegiality, working
                 alongside talented lawyers who are committed to your professional
                 development and who will mentor and support you to ensure your
                 experience is successful.

                 We offer a world of opportunities to make your mark—join our
                 internship and traineeship programs and discover why Sidley is
                 the best place to start your career.

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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
OUR MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
                                                                                    ANTITRUST/COMPETITION

                                                                                    ARBITRATION, LITIGATION
                                                                                    AND REGULATORY

ABOUT                                                                               CAPITAL MARKETS

                                                                                    COMPLIANCE AND

THE FIRM
                                                                                    INVESTIGATIONS/FCPA

                                                                                    ENERGY

                                                                                    GLOBAL FINANCE
More than 150 years after the founding of our
firm, Sidley today comprises a diverse group                                        INTERNATIONAL
of legal professionals from many cultures who                                       INVESTMENT FUNDS
are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and
superior client service. The firm has built a                                       INTERNATIONAL TRADE
reputation for successfully representing clients on
                                                                                    LIFE SCIENCES
complex transactional, regulatory and litigation
matters spanning a range of legal areas. From our                                   MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
offices in the commercial, financial and regulatory
centers of the world, we harness our knowledge                                      PRIVATE EQUITY AND
to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal                                   VENTURE CAPITAL
and business challenges that our clients face.
                                                                                    PROJECT FINANCE AND
                                                                                    INFRASTRUCTURE

                                                                                    REAL ESTATE

2,000 20
                                                                                    RESTRUCTURING
                              +
      LAWYERS WORLDWIDE               OFFICES WORLDWIDE

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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
SIDLEY IN
    ASIA PACIFIC
    We are one of the few international law firms to have
    continuously maintained on-the-ground capabilities to serve
    clients in Asia Pacific for more than 35 years. We now have
    more than 220 legal professionals in Hong Kong, Beijing,
    Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

    DEEP ROOTS IN
    HONG KONG
    Established in 1994 and located in the region’s financial hub, Sidley’s
    Hong Kong office offers a fully integrated service to clients. Our
    team includes more than 120 legal professionals who are qualified
    to practice Hong Kong, English, United States and Singapore law.

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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
35          +
YEARS OF ASIA PACIFIC
                        220            +
                        LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
                                                   27
                                              REGIONAL PRACTICE AREA
    CAPABILITIES           IN ASIA PACIFIC     RANKINGS – CHAMBERS
                                                  ASIA PACIFIC 2019

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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
EXPERIENCE
    Sidley’s internship and traineeship programs will motivate you
    to work hard and challenge yourself while preparing you for a
    career in law. We offer you opportunities to further develop
    your skills and to gain experience working for one of the
    world’s elite law firms.

                                                       YAN
                                                       ZHANG
                                                       PARTNER
                                                      “I recently supervised a trainee who was
                                                        assisting on a complex submission for a
                                                        high-value, bilingual HKIAC arbitration.
                                                        Ready to take on the challenge, the
                                                        trainee ensured that the translation work
                                                        was completed quickly and efficiently,
                                                        while also offering to help on other
                                                        aspects of the project.”
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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
HUBERTA
CHOW
COUNSEL
“At Sidley, I’ve been fortunate to have
  great mentors who have helped shape
  my legal career and become trusted
  colleagues and friends. The mentor
  program is complemented by the
  firm’s open-door atmosphere, in-house
  training opportunities and careful
  supervision by senior associates,
  counsel and partners.”

               MENTORSHIP
                While at Sidley, you will be surrounded by dynamic, driven
                individuals who not only are recognized leaders in their
                respective fields but are also passionate about mentorship
                and experience-based learning.

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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
WORK & CULTURE
    We have long fostered a culture of collegiality and genuine respect that
    supports internal cooperation and rewards outstanding work. Our programs
    will give you a realistic view of the firm’s practice areas, including what it’s like
    to work on high-profile matters with close client contact.

                                                                        DARREN
                                                                        TAI
                                                                        TRAINEE
                                                                       “Sidley offers an engaging and diverse
                                                                         work environment. Throughout the first
                                                                         year of my contract, I interacted with
                                                                         clients on a broad range of transactions,
                                                                         including IPOs, M&A, private equity
                                                                         and financing deals, as well as general
                                                                         compliance issues.”
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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
LEANNE
 LEUNG
 TRAINEE
“I first joined Sidley as a summer
  intern, working with a group of
  seasoned lawyers. Every assignment
  was challenging, yet the partners and
  associates were always available to
  offer additional guidance and support.”

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              FORTUNE 100
            COMPANIES WERE
          SIDLEY CLIENTS IN 2018

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HONG KONG INTERNSHIP AND TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMS 2020/21 - SIDLEY
TRAINING &
    DEVELOPMENT
    Becoming a successful lawyer and building a rewarding career means
    developing superior legal skills—and much more. With your drive and
    ambition, and our award-winning training and support, we will help
    you reach your fullest potential.

              JANICE
              LAM
              SENIOR
              ASSOCIATE
             “I am a homegrown Sidley lawyer.
               When I was a trainee, I worked on
               various transactions with a number
               of high-caliber senior partners,
               counsel and associates. They
               provided constant feedback and
               responded to every question in a
               timely manner.”
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JENNY
 CHAN
 ASSOCIATE
“Sidley is a truly inclusive workplace.
  The Asia Pacific region regularly
  hosts diversity and inclusion events
  throughout the year, and associates
  and partners frequently work together
  to create new programs that promote
  a harmonious workplace.”

                   DIVERSITY &
                   INCLUSION
                    We have long been one of the most prominent and progressive
                    proponents of law firm diversity, creating opportunities for
                    lawyers of all backgrounds. Through our firmwide diversity
                    programs, we provide you with the tools to thrive, advance
                    and make an impact in the legal profession.

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SECONDMENT
     Trainees have the opportunity to gain cultural awareness and
     international exposure through secondment to one of our
     overseas offices.

                                                           TIM
                                                           CHU
                                                           TRAINEE
                                                          “During my training contract, I went
                                                            on secondment to Sidley’s London
                                                            office where I continued to take on
                                                            sophisticated matters alongside a
                                                            talented group of senior lawyers.
                                                            This experience cultivated my
                                                            personal growth and further
                                                            improved my self-confidence.”
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CYRIL
 CUTINHA
 TRAINEE
 Seconded from
 London office

“An advantage of working at a
  large firm like Sidley is having
  the opportunity to be seconded
  to another office within its global
  network. My time in Hong Kong
  allowed me to work on a number
  of complex cross-border matters
  and expand my network, both
  internally and externally, as well
  as travel abroad.”

              70LANGUAGES
                             +
              SPOKEN AT SIDLEY

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RECENT GLOBAL
                ACHIEVEMENTS

            REGULATORY FIRM OF THE YEAR                                 PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR IN INSURANCE
U.S.

            — 2017 LMG LIFE SCIENCES AWARDS (USA)                       AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
                                                                        — LAW360 2018 (USA)

            THE MOST FIRST-TIER NATIONAL RANKINGS                       NAMED TO THE “APPELLATE HOT LIST”
            — 2019 U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS ® “BEST LAW FIRMS” SURVEY   FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
                                                                        — THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (USA)

            FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION FIRM OF THE YEAR              LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR FOR REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
            — 2019 CHAMBERS USA AWARDS                                  AND PRIVATE FUNDS/HEDGE FUNDS LAW
                                                                        — 2019 U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS ® “BEST LAW FIRMS” SURVEY

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COMPETITION & REGULATORY TEAM OF THE YEAR
EUROPE

         — THE LAWYER AWARDS 2018 (EUROPE)

         RECOGNIZED FOR M&A, PRIVATE EQUITY AND
         VENTURE CAPITAL, AND RESTRUCTURING
         — 2018 JUVE HANDBOOK (EUROPE)

         RANKED AS A LEADING LAW FIRM IN 13 PRACTICE AREAS
         — CHAMBERS UK 2019

                                                                            FIRM OF THE YEAR: HEALTHCARE, PHARMA AND
                                                             ASIA PACIFIC   LIFE SCIENCES; REAL ESTATE AND REIT; STRUCTURED
                                                                            FINANCE AND SECURITIZATION
                                                                            — CHINA BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL AWARDS 2018–2019

                                                                            TOP 25 MOST INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRMS
                                                                            IN ASIA PACIFIC
                                                                            — FINANCIAL TIMES 2015–2018

                                                                            BEST ASIA PACIFIC LAW FIRM FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT
                                                                            — ASIANINVESTOR 2018 & 2015

                                                                            BEST ONSHORE LAW FIRM
                                                                            — HFM ASIA HEDGE FUND AWARDS 2019

                                                                            HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES & REAL ESTATE
                                                                            INTERNATIONAL FIRM OF THE YEAR
                                                                            — CHINA LAW & PRACTICE AWARDS 2018

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JOIN US
           INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
           During winter and summer, we run various internship sessions aiming to
           attract the right talent for our traineeship program. The internship program
           is designed to provide law students in their penultimate year of university
           with a window into Sidley’s practice and culture.

           As an intern, you will meet lawyers from different practice groups and
           participate in activities that will broaden your understanding of the work we
           do in Hong Kong and firmwide. Through hands-on participation, you will
           observe how Sidley lawyers help solve problems and create opportunities
           for our clients.

           TRAINEESHIP PROGRAM
           Our two-year traineeship program features seats in three to four different
           practice areas. You may also have a chance to be seconded to one of our
           offices. You will be assigned mentors at the partner or associate level,
           ensuring that you receive continuous feedback.

           Our reputation for excellence is built on hiring the best people and
           providing them with outstanding training. We are committed to ongoing
           professional development, with an offering that includes:

           • A competitive salary

           • F
              inancial assistance to cover the PCLL
             courses and exams
                                                                                 Chief Learning Officer
           • An orientation program for new trainees
                                                                                 magazine has named
           • A mentoring program                                                 Sidley a LearningElite
                                                                                 organization for nine
           • Opportunities to be seconded to one of our
             international offices                                                 consecutive years.

           • T
              raining seminars approved for Continuing
             Professional Development credits issued
             by The Law Society of Hong Kong

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED STUDENTS WHO:

• Are anticipating at least a 2.1 degree or         • Can work well with others and interact
  equivalent in law                                   with clients

• Are genuinely intrigued by the commercial world   • Have perseverance and initiative

• Can demonstrate a strong ability to analyze       • Are fluent in both English and Mandarin
  and to learn

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APPLICATION TIMELINE

                        2019/20 WINTER INTERNSHIP

                             Application Deadline        Assessments & Offer              Internship

                              SEPTEMBER 30, 2019       OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2019   DECEMBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020

                        2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIP

                             Application Deadline        Assessments & Offer              Internship

                               JANUARY 31, 2020         FEBRUARY – MARCH 2020       JUNE 2020 (FIRST BATCH)
                                                                                   JULY 2020 (SECOND BATCH)

                        2020/21 WINTER INTERNSHIP

                             Application Deadline        Assessments & Offer              Internship

                              SEPTEMBER 30, 2020       OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2020   DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2021

                        2022 TRAINEESHIP

                             Training Contract Offer
                                  AUGUST 1, 2020

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HOW TO APPLY
Applications for both internship and traineeship
programs should be completed online via
www.sidleycareers.com/en/asia-pacific/hk-trainees-
internship. If you have any questions, please contact
hkgraduaterecruitment@sidley.com.

100OF OUR TRAINEES
 RECEIVED A SIDLEY NQ
                     %

   OFFER IN THE LAST
      FIVE YEARS

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