Why Join Us?
MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF LAW
If you believe Life is exciting and fun, and your career should reward you in things that matter, so do we.
If you believe you should bring out your best potential, so do we.
We value good attitude, teamwork, talent and excellent client service capabilities in our people. We believe that in our team, none of us is smarter than all of us.
If you are committed, seek to acquire leadership, teambuilding and practice development skills alongside legal practice skills, we will be delighted to guide and train you in the right direction, and we welcome you to join our team in our journey of making a difference through the practice of law.
A Teaching Law Firm
We are a teaching law firm with longstanding teaching, training, visiting internship and/or research collaborations with universities and research institutions in Asia, including Centre of Legal Dynamics For Advanced Market Societies (CDAMS), Kobe University and Kyoto Comparative Law Centre of Japan, Southwest University of Political Science and Law and East China University of Political Science and Law.
Successful candidates will be exposed to various types of properties and land / building sale transactions, transactions involving foreigners / PLC etc. as well as mixed development projects and corporate conveyancing work and must have experience in leading a team of lawyers and support staff.
- Number of Vacancies: 1
- Requirement: Minimum 6 years PQE.
We always have exciting opportunities for talented, promising and enthusiastic lawyers who are looking to advance their career and to gain hands-on experience in a thriving and supportive work place.
These exciting positions offer opportunity to progress into a higher role.
- Requirement: At least 2 years PQE. Experience in attending to corporate finance projects, corporate transactions and corporate advisory work in a fast-paced environment.
We are recruiting pupils with excellent attitude who have passion to work in Corporate/Commercial.
Requirements: Successful pupils will be placed in our teams of Corporate/Commercial lawyers and have the opportunity to work alongside the lawyers on initial public offerings (IPO), M&A and restructuring transactions, compliance and regulatory work, fund raising in the capital market and general advisory and commercial matters.
Successful candidates will be exposed to legal research, drafting and legal analysis, identifying and preparing documents for automated document assembly, managing transaction precedents, templates, memoranda and practice notes, providing academic and technical legal input for the preparation of memoranda, articles, legal commentaries, client briefings, newsflashes and other marketing materials, managing, developing and updating the maintained Know How database for the applicable service lines, with an associated precedent bank, drafting notes, policies and guidance, monitoring legal developments, in particular laws and regulations, significant case law & doctrine and report to the lawyers team.
- Number of Vacancies:2
- Requirement:2 years PQE. LLB or CLP preferred.
International Internship Program
We also run internship programs for foreign students and lawyers around the world, including a successful internship program for law students from Kobe University, Kansai University, Southwest University of Political Science & Law and East China University of Political Science and Law.
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- Secondment to affiliated offices
- Secondment to clients
The Pupillage Experience
“Since joining JLPW with no experience, I have been given a lot of opportunities to work on a wide range of projects and able to handle some files on my own (most of the time under associate’s supervision). My pupillage in JLPW gave me the opportunity to not only hone my legal knowledge but also develop skills in term of legal practice.”
“Throughout the pupillage, I was exposed to attending matter where I had to familiarize myself with the Companies Act 2016, Listing Requirements, Rules on Take-overs, Mergers and Compulsory Acquisitions, and the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance. All in all, this pupillage has helped me to gain the experience that makes me feel competent and confident in what I do.”
“I have learnt that to be a successful lawyer, I will need more than just legal knowledge. This period of training has enabled me to understand the practical implications of the law. Not only that, I have further enhanced my legal skills, drafting skills, commercial and financial awareness, personal development and work management skills, professional values and client care skills.”
“I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to participate in various corporate work from providing legal advice/opinion to major corporate proposals such as initial public offering. At the beginning, I was overwhelmed by the responsibilities that were placed on me, but with the help from my team members, I subsequently learned to work under pressure.”
“I have learned how to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and deliver high quality work in a fast-paced environment. My organizational and time management skills have definitely improved further during my pupillage. I now have the ability to think ahead, prioritise workload and respond to and manage changing circumstances and work under pressure to meet deadlines.”
“I am grateful to have been given opportunities to be able to be involved in various projects during my pupillage. Not only did it hone my legal skills and knowledge, it made me realise the importance of commercial awareness such as the requirements of conducting a business in a specific industry and also its impact if such requirements are not met.”
The Internship Experience
“My biggest take away was the opportunity to learn, through actual cases, about the differences between the Japanese and other countries’ legal systems and the business customs of these countries, including differences in the work handled by attorneys. During my internship, I sat in on meetings and was involved in preparations for cases handled by the firm. I was able to learn about the work flow through interacting directly with clients, discussing details with other attorneys, and reading and analyzing past case materials. I accompanied attorneys from the Litigation Department to court and had opportunities to observe litigation cases and discussions in court.”
“The good thing about this internship is that you work very closely with the lawyers. For example, I attended a company meeting with a lawyer. Also, the lawyers always found time to answer my questions. By working with them so closely, I could see how those young lawyers play active parts in their work, which encouraged me.”
“I had an internship in corporate department. I read the documents about some cases, attended some client meetings with the lawyers, assisted to amend charter of the board of directors and translation about how to set up a company in Malaysia and so on. In addition, JLPW provided in-house Training for interns. The respective subjects are ‘Doing Business in Malaysia’, ‘Contract Law in Malaysia’, ‘Initial Public offering in Malaysia’ and ‘Conveyancing Practice’. JLPW had arranged some visitations for us, such as the visitation to Bank Negara Malaysia, Museum & Art Gallery, and the visitation to the SSM (Companies Commission of Malaysia). I have not only learned a lot of knowledge, but also gained some friendships.”
“During the period of internship in JLPW, all our interns have two opportunities to work in different departments and I have chosen litigation and Corporate Department. Due to the different law system, the splendid adversarial system of act-oriented rules and logical analysis in all kinds of submissions and affidavits really widen my horizon. The visitations to various entities definitely made us directly experience the real work environment and felt it really meaningful. In addition to the schedule mentioned above, there is at least one seminar held by the lawyer in JLPW weekly in relation to Malaysian laws and we can efficiently have a brief knowledge of Malaysian laws.”
“I was the first law student from Germany at JLPW to take part in this program and I think it fits perfectly for students from all over the world. The main reason for this is the rich diversity of experiences that it offered. The work on client’s cases was interesting and diversified as well. Studying files and supporting lawyers in drafting contracts were a basic part and helped me to learn more about the Malaysian law and legal system as well as to improve my business English”
“Staying in JLPW for already one and a half month, I feel that, up to now, this is the best internship experience for me. It is really comfortable to work in a so friendly and enthusiastic place and you will not feel lonely along the road to your dream. During the internship, we visited some local financial and administrative institutions, audited the court hearing, participated in many seminars and had a rough understanding to some areas of Malaysian Law, broadened our horizons. The most important thing is, I learnt a working attitude which is responsible, rigorous and full of passion.”