Australia-China Graduate Lawyer - Pinsent Masons

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Closing On: Sunday, 13th January 2019
Category: Legal
Location: WA
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Law Graduate

Job Description:

Pinsent Masons LLP is an international law firm with over 400 partners and more than 1500 lawyers across the globe, providing a full range of corporate and commercial services. The firm ranks amongst the top 75 global law firms and has a recognised reputation for innovation.
We operate in the major commercial and financial centres of the UK as well as Europe, the Gulf and Asia Pacific. The offices we have opened in Australia in the past 2 years are developing our footprint further.
Our presence in APAC is built around the needs of businesses in the infrastructure sector. Our infrastructure practice combines a wealth of transactional, advisory and contentious experience.  Working closely with our international colleagues, we support our clients on some of the largest and most complex infrastructure and energy projects and disputes both in Australia and globally.

Our lawyers thrive on being globally connected with their colleagues and clients and we actively promote agile work practices for all our people. We are proud of our leading reputation for recruiting and supporting the best possible people irrespective of their background and culture. This means constantly promoting an inclusive culture which encourages everyone to realise their full potential and an environment where people with different talents, cultures and outlooks benefit from working together.
Innovation is critical to the success of our business. We are looking for people with ideas and opinions; with confidence and intellectual curiosity. People with the intelligence and imagination to spot opportunities and create innovative solutions for our clients. People who can build and maintain the relationships which allow them to become trusted commercial advisors. We are a market-leading firm and want you to be part of our current and future success.

We are looking to recruit a Graduate Lawyer who is a Chinese (PRC) National who has completed a law degree in Australia. The successful applicant will complete our 12 month Graduate Program and qualify in Australia. The Graduate will work for a minimum of two years in the Australian business in our Perth office before transferring to one of our China offices in Shanghai or Beijing.
Throughout this Program, the Graduate will be integrated into the Asia Pacific business through on-going training and mentoring by a designated Partner in both Australia and China. The Graduate will also spend time on an annual basis in a China office.
The successful candidate must demonstrate native Mandarin and fluent English language skills, a genuine interest in the Infrastructure sector, ambition to build their legal career in China and to develop the China business.

IN addition to the above we are targeting students who:

  • have a strong academic record
  • are inquisitive, logical and commercially minded
  • are able to think laterally
  • are confident and driven
  • are self-directed, well organised and detail orientated
  • can adapt to different cultural settings
  • are sociable
  • can cope well under pressure

To Apply

  • you must submit electronic copies of the following documents through our online recruitment portal by clicking here
  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • academic transcripts from your undergraduate degree
  • proof of right to work in Australia

Key Dates:

  • Applications close Sunday 13 January 2019 at 11pm
  • Interviews likely to be held late January- 22 February 2019
  • Graduate position starts on Monday 4 March 2019 in Perth


  •  Australian Law Degree (No set minimum GPA but must have strong academic grades)
  •  Eligible to work in Australia
  •  Native Mandarin and fluent English language skills
  •  Admitted to the PRC Bar is advantageous but not essential

Your application is your opportunity to take the first step in what will be a remarkable legal career. Please take your time to ensure your CV best reflects the skills and attribute you posses, and provides information regarding any relevant work experience. Remember to double check all your documents for accuracy and spelling.

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