King & Wood Mallesons
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About us

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. We have 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world working with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential.  Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.

We take a partnership approach in working with clients, focusing not just on what they want, but how they want it. Always pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, we are reshaping the legal...

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About us

Recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. We have 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world working with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia, we help clients to open doors and unlock opportunities as they look to Asian markets to unleash their full potential.  Combining an unrivalled depth of expertise and breadth of relationships in our core markets, we are connecting Asia to the world, and the world to Asia.

We take a partnership approach in working with clients, focusing not just on what they want, but how they want it. Always pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved, we are reshaping the legal market and challenging our clients to think differently about what a law firm can be.

To find out more about our practice groups and sectors please visit our website.

Why KWM?

Our belief in the power of together delivers the best results for our people, our clients, and the firm. We operate as one family, one firm working collaboratively and supporting each other across all cultures.

We are committed to making KWM a Great Place to Work and Grow – a place where we maximise both performance and wellbeing in a sustainable way to enable our people to flourish. We know that an engaged and motivated KWM team enhances our own experience, the experience we give to each other and the experience of our clients.

With us, you will play a key role in shaping the future of the firm and we invest heavily in development to support you in fulfilling your greatest potential.

KWM’s market leading Graduate Education Program is designed to positively enhance your graduate learning experience. It is aligned with the firm’s strategic priorities and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for professional and personal growth – in order to become the best you can be.

King & Wood Mallesons is a platform to achieving amazing things. Are you ready?

What does your learning & development look like at KWM?

Our people are encouraged to shape their own career path, supported at every step with world-class training, coaching and hands-on experience. There is no ‘one size fits all’ career model, we understand that there are many different pathways that can lead to rewarding careers.

Our graduates are critical to the success and evolution of our business. At King & Wood Mallesons, we let you go beyond the law to become what you want to be.

You will be offered a unique training experience with multiple rotations and a bespoke comprehensive learning and development program. We invest heavily in learning and development to support you in fulfilling your potential.

Our Graduate program provides a practical business foundation for junior lawyers where you will learn:

  • Meaningful work covering a wide range of practice areas;
  • Client contact and an in-depth understanding of how they operate in a commercial and regulatory environment;
  • The opportunity to work with a range of partners, senior associates and solicitors in different practice groups;
  • A practical understanding of areas of our legal practice; and
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the firm, our technology, our resources, our processes and, of course, the people you’ll work with.

As part of the Graduate Program, we also offer a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course with the College of Law to our Australian Law Graduates, ensuring that you meet the requirements for admission to legal practice.

Diversity

Diversity for us is not optional - it is fundamental to our business success and to creating our great place to work and grow.

Diverse teams cultivate different ideas, make unique contributions and offer innovative solutions. With an international client base such as ours, diversity enables us to deliver a service that reflects our clients’ needs, and deliver an exceptional client experience.

Some of our key diversity and inclusion priority areas are:

  • Advancing gender equality
  • Mainstreaming flexible and agile ways of working.
  • Strengthening our cultural capability
  • Strengthening LGBTI inclusion
  • Creating more pathways towards Indigenous inclusion via our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

In addition, one of our core inclusion priorities is to lead in wellbeing through a focus on both the everyday experience of our people and evaluating and redesigning the systems in our business model. Our approach to wellbeing is both preventative and holistic, encompassing physical, psychological, intellectual and social wellbeing.

Cultural Diversity

Cultural capability is critical to our commercial success particularly being headquartered in Asia. We have a range of language and general education programs to help strengthen our knowledge and understanding along with a variety of cultural exchange networks who meet regularly to share ideas and insights.

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