Aim beyond pure legal knowledge. Beyond commercial advice. Be known for something more: clarity of thought and an instinct for problem solving that can influence leading businesses and organisations the world over.
Easy? Hardly. Our ambition as a firm means we need people with a rare kind of mindset: an openness to the way you work, agility to the way you think, and a strong desire to keep evolving as a professional.
Join us and we’ll help you enrich and expand your worldview, grow your skills and influence new ways of thinking. In other words, we’ll help you move minds.
Let’s start by moving yours.
The different cultures, communities and countries within which we operate around the world are immensely varied. The way we actually interact with each other isn’t. The simple fact is: people here like working with each other. We help and challenge each other to develop our thinking and deliver our best work. In every office, you’ll find different perspectives, backgrounds, cultures and personalities to learn from. Explore a few of them here.
As a global law firm with a rich history spanning almost 200 years, we've built a reputation for providing exceptional standards of service and established ourselves as a leading adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments, on all areas of law including finance, M&A, disputes and competition.
We’re renowned for helping our clients navigate through a complex and constantly evolving global landscape. With 25 offices across the world’s leading financial and resource centres in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and the USA, we offer the reach and insight of a global network combined with deep local market knowledge. And, with our partners and lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients' needs wherever and whenever they need us.
Our people are our greatest asset. We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need. As people we are valued by our clients for being approachable, astute and commercially minded. As a global team we have a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects, and for delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.
Variety of experience is essential in developing the kind of expertise that will set you apart. At Ashurst, you won’t just be learning from the past or from specifics. You will also be developing the instincts to tackle the most complex issues in international law and building an understanding of each client's business.
The ways in which we support you to do this are equally varied. Structured training helps you develop the highest standards of technical legal knowledge. Honest, transparent conversations ensure you know exactly what we expect from you. Useful, constructive feedback helps you learn. And a network of highly respected figures will not only inspire you, they will actively mentor your development.
The Ashurst New York office is strategically located in Times Square with access to the most vibrant restaurants, bars and some of the best shopping the city has to offer.
Working here, you can admire the amazing views of the cities iconic Times Square.
The Ashurst Washington DC office is located in the heart of the most influential city in the United States.
Working here, you will be blocks away from the White House, some of the nation's iconic monuments and the historic streets of Georgetown.
Candidates will be working in a fast-paced but collegial environment on high profile projects utilizing innovative structures and will benefit from both the advantages of a major international law firm and the atmosphere of a small to mid-sized firm. Competitive New York salary and benefits package. Applicants in the top 20% of their class are encouraged to apply.
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What we look for
· Graduates in Corporate or Finance law (or double degrees that include law)
· Brilliant academic record and aptitude for the law
· Good communication skills and a high level of written and spoken English
· Excellent team players, with a good sense of humor and interesting life experiences
Face to Face Interviews
We believe in focusing on the individual and so we don’t run assessment centers. If you’re invited to participate in our selection process, you will have two face-to-face interviews with different people (including the HR team, lawyers and partners). In those interviews, we will discuss your CV and assess your technical knowledge and communication skills. The interviews will also test the behaviours we’re looking for through both competency and scenario-based questions.