mega mergers between European and Asian law firms have been completed in the past year

this demonstrates the importance of cross-cultural understanding.

of the top 25 Law firms in the UK have offices in Manchester

demonstrating the importance of having a presence in this city in UK business and globally.
  • With an increase in Foreign Direct Investment into China, there is a big business in helping foreign companies overcome legal difficulties when entering China.
  • 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.
  • Beijing is the capital city and legal center of China, where most business and regulatory cases are handled. Most large law firms in China have offices in all the major cities, including Shanghai and Shenzhen.
  • Intellectual property fraud is rife. With thousands of Western brands looking toward China, this is a major barrier they face.
  • 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.
  • With an increase in Foreign Direct Investment into China, there is a big business in helping foreign companies overcome legal difficulties when entering China.

Recently, CRCC Asia interns 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 UK case law 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

  • 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
  • Daniel Pilipczyk

    I chose to do an internship with CRCC Asia as a free elective through my university and I have not been disappointed. If you want to experience a new city in a foreign culture half way around the world and gain some industry relevant skills along the way, then this is the internship for you...

    Daniel Pilipczyk
    Internship Program, Beijing
  • Navin Dhillon

    I was able to immerse myself in a completely different culture, visit exquisite surroundings, and the chance to experience life working for a Chinese law firm was invaluable and will stand me in great stead for my future career...

    Navin Dhillon
    Law, Shenzhen
  • Ryan Moley

    When looking back at my two month internship, it is an experience I will value for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend anyone at university or who has graduated to apply. Experiences like these are valuable and hard to come by...

    Ryan Moley
    Marketing, Generation UK China Programme, Beijing
  • Isabelle Dicks

    For anyone considering international internships with CRCC Asia, I cannot recommend the service enough. You will enhance your CV in ways unimaginable, whilst simultaneously embarking on one of the best experiences of your life...

    Isabelle Dicks
    Green Tech, Beijing, University of Edinburgh
  • Herman Inthuvarman

    I was left inspired by culture, motivated by work and addicted to travelling. The CRCC Asia China Program has given me a positive impact on my professional and personal development...

    Herman Inthuvarman
    Green Tech, Shanghai, University of Derby
  • Andrew Reeves

    The programme has given me lifelong experience, new friends and quality work experience to add to my CV - this will set me apart from my university cohort...

    Andrew Reeves
    Finance, Generation UK China Programme, Shanghai
  • Christine Lisowski

    After searching high and low for the perfect opportunity, I stumbled upon CRCC Asia; I am glad I did! The 2-month language and internship program in Beijing was one of the best experiences I've had! ...  Find out more

    Christine Lisowski
    Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • Eleanor Wolverson

    The scholarship seemed a perfect way to combine learning new skills and adventure. Many companies look favourably on internships, and the fact that I undertook an internship in China shows that I have a global outlook ...  Find out more

    Eleanor Wolverson
    Business, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom