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We’re after inquisitive individuals who thrive on high performance and close teamwork. It’s about working with our clients to achieve their ambitions – and combining with us to achieve your own.

  • 165 Awards
  • 377 partners
  • 25 Offices
  • 1822 Founded
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Local knowledge with global experience

Whatever success looks like for you, we have the capabilities to meet any legal challenges that come along the way. Our international network of offices with a combination of local expertise and global experience helps us provide innovative and informed solutions.

What do we look for?

We’re after high-calibre people - professionals who care about high performance and never shy away from challenge. We also want genuine collaborators - those who work best when they work closely with colleagues and clients, and who believe in openness and respect. Perhaps most importantly, we want lawyers who want to "move their minds" – who are always looking for new and better ways of doing things, and share our approach to innovation.

What can we offer you?

In an environment as driven and ambitious as ours, challenging and varied work is a given. The opportunity to explore new ways of working and develop your network is what will really open up your career. Many of our lawyers have enjoyed secondments to our other global offices, some of them even benefiting from permanent transfers overseas. With our guidance, we’ll help you grow as an individual, enhance your legal expertise and fulfil your professional goals.

Check out Ashurst Advance to discover how you can work in less conventional ways and anticipate our clients’ needs.

Partners encourage me to take up responsibilities and explore different areas of the law – and they give me inspiration on how to shape my career. Stephanie Chan, Senior Associate, Hong Kong

Our Divisions

Our practice areas sit under one of three globally managed divisions, comprised of various related disciplines. No matter which division, practice or geography you are based in, you’ll work with industry experts all across the firm. Find out more about our divisions below.


We are internationally recognised for the quality of our global corporate practices. In addition to our public and private M&A capability, we advise clients on private equity, equity capital markets, prime brokerage, corporate derivatives, the establishment of investment funds, competition law, commercial contracts and tax. Our corporate projects practice is widely recognised for its expertise in the oil and gas, mining, utilities, real estate, transport and infrastructure industries. Our award-winning real estate practice incorporates construction, general and planning teams.


Companies are increasingly seeking to move into new markets, expand operations and consolidate their business in-line with the changing world in which they operate. Helping our clients manage their risk is at the heart of what we do. Our global footprint means that we are involved in some of the highest profile work, often across borders. Our disputes, employment, incentives, pensions, IP and TMT teams are at the forefront of helping clients deliver on their commercial strategies. Our expertise covers areas such as general commercial, finance and regulatory, competition and EU law, real estate, energy, transport and infrastructure disputes, product liability and arbitration, intellectual property, information technology and related regulatory regimes.


Our finance division is one of the fastest growing divisions in the firm and is among an elite group of market-leading practices in the areas of banking, securities and derivatives, real estate finance and financial regulatory. We work closely with our corporate, private equity, real estate and project finance practices, supporting our clients on some of the most innovative corporate and commercial transactions in today’s market. The firm’s restructuring and special situations group handles complex and challenging work on insolvencies and debt restructuring.


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