Jonathan read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He joined us as a trainee in 2008. He is now an associate.
In Hong Kong we have people from all over. There must be between 10-20 different nationalities here, which makes work more fun and interesting. We also have close links to the London office - with many London secondees and plenty of cross-border deals which involve other offices.
The exposure and training offered to trainees is excellent. While I was in corporate I went on a business trip with the managing partner of the Hong Kong office, and an associate, to Glasgow. Trainees are given plenty of opportunities for client contact and I think that goes to show that there is a lot of confidence placed in you, despite the fact that you might not have a huge amount of experience.
There's a very open culture. For example, if you have an idea or an opinion then you are encouraged to express it. And if you want to do a bit more than you've been asked to do, that's welcomed too.