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Graduate Programme

Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei Joint Operation provides quality PRC and foreign laws advice, combining the global strength of leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and the local capability of Kewei.

We advise Chinese and international companies on complex inbound and outbound investments, corporate advisory, capital markets issues, dispute resolution, competition and antitrust, intellectual property, and employment law.

Our experienced lawyers provide integrated and strategic legal solutions.

Join us for exposure to international and PRC law at the highest level, to a broad range of clients and industries, and our expertise across multiple practices – a combination that will empower your legal career.

We offer a unique pathway for talented legal students to become qualified legal practitioners.

The Programme
We welcome applications from:
  • Chinese law students from leading universities who are in their penultimate year of undergraduate/postgraduate studies; and
  • Native Mandarin speakers with fluent English skills.

We offer successful candidates the opportunity to:
  • Start with us as an Intern for a minimum of three months, undertaking real client work and experiencing life as a lawyer in our firm.
  • High-performing Interns may then receive offers to join us as a Legal Assistant upon graduation.


Submit your CV and academic transcripts to and tell us about your academic credentials, language skills, the skills you’ve gained from extra-curricular activities and work experience, and why you have the motivation and potential to become a great lawyer.

There is no closing date for applications. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview with our lawyers.