Event: From Australia to London and everywhere in between — life as a global business lawyer

Commercial Awareness Question Time comes to Ashurst

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As Britain prepares to go forth into the world and forge new trade deals ahead of its exit from the European Union, Legal Cheek is teaming up with global law firm Ashurst to learn more about life as an international business lawyer.

Lawyers at the firm — which has 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the US — will share their experiences of living and working abroad and advising on cross-border deals and cases.

Panelists include Nick Cheshire, a partner in Ashurst’s corporate transactions team, who will discuss cross border work and deals; banking senior associate Campbell Johnston, who will talk about moving over from Australia to London on a transfer arrangement; and Elisa Rai, an NQ in the firm’s funds team, who will talk about working in corporate projects in Dubai as part of a secondment on her training contract.

Attendees will be able to ask the panel any questions they like in the Question Time-style discussion. Afterwards there will be drinks and an opportunity to network with the firm’s lawyers and graduate recruitment team in Ashurst’s London office.

The event takes place on Thursday 17 November, with the discussion running from 6-7pm, and the drinks and networking between 7-8:30pm. Fifty free places are up for grabs.

Apply to attend here. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. The CVs of those offered places will be passed on to Ashurst’s graduate recruitment team.

Students of all levels are welcome, but places are limited.