Hong Kong training contract
At RPC, our differences, our diversity and our rich culture make us stronger as a law firm. That’s why we opened an RPC office in Hong Kong in 2012. Our growing Hong Kong office mirrors the rest of our practice, both in our strikingly real work ethic and broad range of insurance, commercial litigation and corporate work.
Together with lawyers from a more international background and our team based in Singapore, we’ve created a team of dynamic experts who can advise clients on local and global matters. As a trainee, we believe you’ll deliver your best if you’re free to be you. And that means being able to ask questions openly, being supported to develop your strengths, and having the right opportunities to grow.
Our offices are non-hierarchical and both open and accessible in terms of layout. There is no closed door policy here so this means from day one you’ll be sitting close to lawyers and partners, working as a genuine part of the team. Whether you’re handling complex insurance claims, resolving large-scale global disputes, or providing commercial advice and transactional support, your opinions will be listened to and respected.
We believe personal growth comes from being challenged. You’ll be given real responsibility throughout your time with us, but you’ll never be left to fend for yourself. You’ll have award-winning training and a supportive network of people around to help you.
We also believe you’ll grow if you’re free to explore. You will spend four six-month seats across our core areas of practice in Hong Kong, including insurance and commercial, so you can discover where you fit in the best. In addition, you may get an opportunity to spend six months of your contract seconded to our London office.
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The application process
In Hong Kong, our assessment days are normally held as part of the summer scheme. The exercises and assessments are designed to help us see if you’re the right fit for RPC and, while they might be hard work, they’re also a lot of fun. Apart from the exercises and assessments, the students who join our summer scheme will also get the chance to meet our partners in our office, and at some social occasions.
Who can apply?
At RPC, we know that you’ll do your best if you’re free to be yourself. That’s why if you’re an ambitious, open-minded adventurer, this might be the placement for you. You’ll need at least a 2.1 degree or equivalent, be fluent in Mandarin and English, and be able to read and write Chinese.
When should I apply?
- Our application deadline for 2024 Hong Kong summer scheme is 31 March 2024. The 2026 Hong Kong training contract's is 31 July 2024.
- Law students should apply in their penultimate year. Non-law students should apply in their final year.
- Graduates can apply at any time.
Still got questions?
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What is the benefits package?
We’re all unique. And that’s why RPC’s benefits package is, too. We respect we’re all real people with passions, families and lives away from our desks. So we provide our employees an effective reward and recognition package which offers competitive financial and non-financial benefits which are really valued by our people.
Our benefits package covers almost everything, from wellness festivals and social events, to family and wealth-related rewards. There’s even different wellness and social groups you can get involved with!