Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Overview of the Function

The Hub was established in response to the increasing complexity of our clients’ needs : mass claims, global investigations, cross-border M&A all require sophisticated legal judgement and involve huge volumes of data.

Role summary / purpose of job

Reimagining the way we work

This paralegal position is part of the Hub team in Asia, and Dispute Resolution will be their priority. The Hub brings together lawyers, technologists, legal support staff and process improvement specialists, who together design more agile and efficient ways to deliver our legal services.

Everything the Hub does is tailored to the needs of our clients.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

The Hub completes tasks such as due diligence, document review, regulatory surveys, contract production, antitrust and competition law analysis and research.

Hub paralegals support all practice groups.

With locations throughout Europe and Asia, the Hub operates across time zones and in more than 30 languages. A focus on innovation and continuous improvement ensures that we and our clients stay ahead of the curve.


The Dispute Resolution paralegal will support all practice groups but have a stronger focus on dispute resolution related tasks such as :

  • Document review for an investigation or at the disclosure stage of a litigation;
  • Data Room management;
  • Document cross-checking, making document amendments and document imaging / scanning;
  • Document collation and version control;
  • Database entry / coding, database searching and database maintenance;
  • Proofreading of documents including pleadings and official court documents;
  • Hard copy document management;
  • Legal research (manual or electronic);
  • Creating and populating tables, schedules and agendas; and
  • Supporting dispute resolution associates based in the Hub.
  • This work will be carried out following established processes and using workflow and work allocation systems as required.


  • Candidates must be a university graduate; with a strong preference for candidates who have an undergraduate degree in law.
  • At least 1 year of DR paralegal experience, more experienced candidates will be preferred.
  • Excellent English communication skills including reading and writing.
  • Fluent Chinese / Mandarin skills including reading and writing.
  • Strong computer skills and experience in using MS Office tools (in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to complete work to tight deadlines when required.
  • Availability to work longer hours when necessary.
  • The ability to work with large amounts of information.
  • Preferred

  • Fluent spoken Cantonese.
  • An understanding of project terminology and approaches.
  • Experience of using a legal document management system.
  • Knowledge of legal search engines such as Butterworths, LexisNexis, OJ online and Justis.
  • Experience of using data and document review tools and systems.
  • Competencies

  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills.
  • High level of drafting and analytical skills.
  • Strong team skills, with the ability to build working relationships with a range of people at all levels, to share knowledge and to support colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently with a proactive and self-motivated approach.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • Flexible in approach and adaptable to change.
  • Resilient and calm under pressure.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Delivery focused with a commitment to quality of work.
  • Professional in approach.
  • An understanding of working across cultural boundaries.
  • Job Posting

    Feb 12, 2020, 5 : 03 : 15 AM


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