King & Wood Mallesons

The combination of King & Wood Mallesons and SJ Berwin in November 2013 cemented our position as the first and only international law firm headquartered in Asia. We are also a global top 25 law firm by revenue.

Our ability to connect Asia to the world and the world to Asia, is our key differentiator. Through local connections and deep understanding of the region’s culture we are focused on opening up the world’s fastest growth region for clients.

Key statistics:

  • Global top 25 firm by revenue and a global top 10 firm by lawyer numbers;
  • US $1.037 billion global revenue;
  • 31 offices globally; 540+ partners and more than 2100 lawyers to create one of the (largest international legal networks in the Asia region);
  • More than 80 global awards in 2014 #14 global legal brand and #1 global brand in Asia*
  • Our clients are a mix of global financial and corporate powerhouses to the new industry-makers and all levels of government (some for over 200 years); and
  • We are the only law firm able to practice Australian, PRC, Hong Kong and English law.

*Source: 2014 Acritas Sharp Global Elite Brand Index

Regional Presence

The King & Wood Mallesons network extends across the following regions:

  • Asia Pacific (Australia, Mainland China including Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore)
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America

Our Programs

Seasonal clerkship program

Applications open: 17 June 2015

How to apply: Via our online application system at

We offer clerkships so that you get a clear picture of what it’s like to be a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons. You’ll get to know our people, the way we like to work, our culture, practice areas, clients and more. For many, the clerkship is the first stage of continuous development at King & Wood Mallesons.

Details of the Seasonal Clerkship Program

We’ve designed a program to help you make the most of your time with us. During your clerkship, you’ll learn:

The day-to-day skills to get you started – taking instructions, meeting with clients, drafting memos and documents, managing your practice and professional relationships.
The core practice teams at King & Wood Mallesons – who they are, what they do, how they’re structured, the clients they work for, and of course, your role within them.
Our culture – working within your team, you’ll be exposed to (and encouraged) to get actively involved in the many activities and events that help create our unique culture.
Our people – you’ll find that people from every part of the business will help you along, sharing their knowledge, and ensuring you have everything you need to fit in, and do well.
Your role

Clerks usually work in one or two different practice groups, depending on the length of the clerkship.

You’ll be allocated a supervisor in each of your practice groups and you’ll work closely with the partners, senior associates and solicitors in that team. It’s a hands-on role, so you’ll not just be watching from the sidelines. During your time in the team, you’ll be involved in telephone conversations, meetings, client visits and the deals the team is working on.

Every clerk receives feedback. Informal feedback is also provided on the job from partners, senior associates or solicitors talking you through the work you do.

Our people have the opportunity to get involved in the many social and sporting activities that go on in the firm as well as the broader community in which we live.


King & Wood Mallesons
Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000.
Sam Garner
Graduate Resourcing Manager
Phone: 02 9296 3579