Careers in our Beijing office

Our Beijing office opened in 2011. We are located in the China World Tower, at the apex of an inspired location at the heart of Beijing’s central business district. At 330 metres and 81 storeys, China World Tower is by far the tallest building in Beijing and stands as an iconic landmark for the Chinese capital.

With the world’s business leaders as neighbours, China World Tower tenants are in good company. The largest concentration of Fortune 500 enterprises, banks, financial institutions and law firms in Beijing are on our doorstep.

Our Beijing office is in Beijing’s most stimulating business community, which combines superb hotels and apartments with the city’s leading convention centre and outstanding shopping and dining facilities. Standing directly above the Guomao subway station serving lines 1 and 10, China World Tower is at the hub of a superior transportation network that delivers rapid access to Beijing’s key quarters, train stations and airports.
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Legal Practice Areas

Our Beijing office is comprised of local and international lawyers specialising in China related work across our firm’s key global practice and industry sectors, with a particular focus on:

We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries and therefore take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces in order to provide a meaningful and valued service. We do this by offering deep commercial knowledge of each of our key sectors which underpin our international practice groups. For more information, see our sector focus.

Opportunities for qualified lawyers to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their career in Beijing may arise in both a fee-earning and a knowledge-based capacity. Please see profiles to learn more about examples of qualified lawyers in Beijing and around the network to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.

Business Services

The business services function in Asia, including Human Resources, Finance and Marketing & Business Development, are largely based in Hong Kong and the team works closely with colleagues across the wider international network. Central services operate from the London office and provide additional support as needed, and colleagues work closely with their London and international counterparts on various international projects as these arise.

Please see profiles for examples of the types of roles open to business services professionals at Simmons & Simmons and for insight into why our employees enjoy working with us, as well as information about their experiences since joining the firm.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm.

Community

If you join Simmons & Simmons, you will get to work with talented lawyers who not only have profound knowledge and experience in Chinese law but also are equipped to leverage that knowledge across borders through their qualifications in a number of other jurisdictions. 

In addition to acquiring first-hand experience of China related work, Simmons & Simmons’ Beijing practice groups also offers you the opportunity to work closely with colleagues from all our other international offices and practices including our Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore offices. 

We also regularly advise international and local NGOs or other not-for-profit entities as part of our commitment to contribute to the community and give back to our society.

Social events

Within the Beijing office, there are opportunities for colleagues to get to know each other outside of the work environment through regular social events, such as outings, office parties, karaoke nights, and every week’s Happy Friday afternoon tea. 

Being based in the Beijing office not only means that you are part of our Beijing community, but also a member of our Greater China offices network. Each member of our Greater China offices, including Beijing, Shanghai, and lucky draw winners from the Hong Kong office, celebrate the Chinese new year together with a Spring Dinner followed by a small trip around the city. The Spring Dinner gives everyone a chance to enjoy food, drinks, games and music together as a reward for the past year’s hard work.