Our Summer Internship Programme offers high-calibre students the opportunity to experience professional life at Ankura and gain valuable insight into our business and culture. You will work alongside experienced practitioners across the company on a wide range of complex investigations and asset tracing exercises.
Our line of work does not tend to follow a prescriptive task checklist, and neither will your role. You can therefore expect to be involved in a range of investigative activities, ranging from desktop research such as searching databases and drafting client reports, to site visits and client meetings.
You will work closely with clients, legal counsel, and litigation funders and can therefore expect to gain exposure to a wide range of professional stakeholders throughout the programme.
The duration of the internship is 10 weeks from June to August. *Should the pandemic continue, and under government guidelines, the internship programme may be adjusted.
Our Asset Tracing and Complex Investigations team provides investigative support to help clients in the legal industry solve complex problems typically in connection with various legal processes and disputes. The team sits within the Global Disputes & Economics practice which focuses on assisting clients with financial, investigations, accounting, and economic issues associated with complex litigation. Our casework typically targets a range of subjects such as individuals, corporate entities, and even sovereign state governments.
Our approach to delivering projects depends on each client’s specific objectives and the distinct stages of the relevant legal processes in which we are engaged. Some of our engagements might focus on locating an individual and their assets in anticipation of legal action in order to help clients understand the financial viability of bringing a claim. We might also be instructed at the post-award stage by clients who have obtained a favourable court judgment or tribunal award that they are seeking to enforce, or during the course of the legal proceedings themselves to assist with providing admissible documentary evidence to support clients’ various legal strategies. In all these cases our ultimate goal remains the same, that of providing actionable intelligence to help our clients draw their increasingly demanding commercial challenges to a satisfactory end.
Not only will our programme enable you to discover first-hand if complex investigations is the right career path for you. It will also enable you to develop transferrable skills that will serve you throughout your career regardless of discipline. Working alongside experienced professionals across multiple practices is a great way to help you make the right career decision, while developing your professional capabilities and network. You will also benefit from dedicated support from a performance manager/coach, peer “buddy,” and colleagues.
Our Programme is designed with a long-term vision in mind and could see you returning to complete your academic studies with a full-time graduate role on offer, allowing you to focus on continuing to excel in your studies.
Interns perform a wide range of tasks that may include:
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