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Sidley in Singapore

Sidley is one of the few international law firms to have continuously maintained on-the-ground capabilities to serve clients in Asia Pacific for 40 years. Our Singapore office was established in 1982 and is Sidley’s Southeast Asian regional hub. In 2013, Sidley was one of the four international firms to be granted a license to practice local law in Singapore under Singapore’s Qualifying Foreign Law Practice program (QFLP). Sidley's QFLP license was renewed in 2020.

We provide U.S., English, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japanese law advice to clients throughout the region. Our lawyers, some of whom are trained or qualified in Indonesia, India, and the Philippines, speak several languages, including Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog, and English.

Internship Program

Each year, we look for a select number of summer interns to join our Singapore office in June, July or August. During your four-week internship, you will spend time in two different practice groups and take on challenging assignments. You will also gain international experience by working on multijurisdictional matters with people around the world.

What We Look For

We hire law students who are in their second or third year of study in Singapore or overseas. We are looking for academically bright students who are genuinely intrigued by the commercial world, can work well with others, and get on well with clients. You will be in a strong position if you have perseverance, initiative, and an outstanding ability to analyze and learn.

How to Apply

Whilst we do hire interns throughout the year on an ad hoc basis, we encourage students to join us for the summer internship program.

Our 2022 Summer Intern application is open now. Please apply online at on or before 28 February 2022. The assessment process will start after the application deadline.

If you have any enquiries, please email us at

London Training Contract

We are running a joint training program with the London office which potentially offers our interns a two-year training contract with the aim of securing an Associate position in the Singapore office after qualifying as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Trainees will spend their first year in London completing six-month rotations in two practice groups before completing their final year in Singapore. We welcome final year UK law students and Singapore law students who would like to get qualified in England & Wales.