International Legal Internships


is how much the number of international law firms with offices in Asia has increased in the past five years.

The presence of more international law firms suggests a diversification of legal services available to clients in Asia.

International law firms are located in Tokyo, making it one of the most important legal hubs in the world.

This means that there are many opportunities for international law students and lawyers to gain experience working in a global context.

Recently, CRCC Asia interns completing legal internships abroad have been involved in the following projects:

Presentation on Legal Precedent

Preparing a presentation of the English Legal System regarding real estate contracts whilst introducing several famous legal precedents in the real estate industry.


Providing Advice

Advising on, and processing, trademark registration for a number of foreign clients. Researching and producing a newsletter on recent legal developments to be sent to foreign companies.

Research for a Report

Market research on reverse mergers to present in a report to a foreign client.


Constructing Grounds for an Appeal

Researching law case and appeal routes for arbitration cases, as well as constructing grounds for appeal for a client.

Sample Company


International Corporate Law

Founded in 1998, the company works in several languages (French, English, Italian, German, Dutch and Chinese) and its lawyers are qualified in various jurisdictions (Switzerland, USA, England and Wales, France, Holland, and Luxembourg). The members of the Firm assist clients in domestic and international work. The Shanghai branch is able to take on mandates ranging from corporate and M&A transactions, tax and employment matters to private client and family office work. The firm also handles registrations of offshore vehicles in Hong Kong and other Asian jurisdictions, through its affiliate.

Navin Dhillon


Swansea University

Félim Ó Maolmhána


Maynooth University

Fiona Cheng


University of Sydney

Ali Reza


BPP University

We offer Legal placements across our worldwide Program Locations, with popular locations including Tokyo and Seoul.

  • Mumbai is the financial capital of India and is home to a number of multinational corporations. The city is also a major center for legal services, with a number of international law firms having offices there. This makes Mumbai a great place to intern for an international law firm and gain experience in the Indian legal market.
  • Vietnam has a legal system based on the Civil Law System which reflects a European-Style civil law code. This is an example of the European influence that is incorporated in Vietnam law.
  • Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is a major financial and commercial center. The city is also home to a number of international law firms, making it a great place to intern for an international law firm and gain experience in the Japanese legal market.
  • Legal challenges are prevalent in South Korea. As numerous foreign companies seek to enter the Korean market, navigating complex regulations and compliance requirements poses a significant hurdle.
  • Compared to the US, Japan has fewer lawyers per person, but this is because they are joined by a large number of administrators that help them. These administrators range from judicial scriveners to civil law notaries.
  • Vietnam’s legal progress can be seen today in its renovated governmental institutions and many new reformed laws that continue to develop, responding to the needs of a modern Vietnam and their relationship with enthusiastic foreign investors.

  • Fiona Cheng

    Interning through CRCC was one of the best decisions for me - I was able to improve my Chinese language skills, I made great friends and I have since leveraged this international experience to secure a role in my area of interest...

    Fiona Cheng
    Law, Shanghai
  • Félim Ó Maolmhána

    I would strongly advise anyone considering a CRCC Asia programme to just apply because that is what I did and it was one of the best decisions I made. In Irish we say, "De réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin" which loosely translates to "As time passes, castles are built". Time in China flew in and it changed me for the better...

    Félim Ó Maolmhána
    Law, Shenzhen