Summer Associate Program 2024

HM and ByteBao are excited to launch their 2024 Summer Associate Program, a borderless, dynamic, and immersive experience for ambitious college and postgraduate students. We are seeking hard-working, intelligent, and entrepreneurial-minded students who are interested in our firms’ respective specializations. Ideal candidates should have a passion for and expertise in areas such as legal and regulatory consulting, artificial intelligence (AI), digital assets and emerging technology, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, and media businesses.  Candidates will work on client projects and internal capabilities development, including with our Supporting Partner Firms Katashe, Asia’s premier Web2 and Web3 hybrid venture builder, and Braithwate, specialist advisors in financial services. 

We value applicants who are eager to engage with and contribute to these dynamic fields. We also value excellence in research and writing, proficiency in media editing, and skills in website development, including SEO. Candidates should have experience with social media marketing and project coordination, and demonstrate meticulous attention to detail.

Program details


May 13, 2024 – August 16, 2024

Minimum participation: Four weeks

Maximum participation: 14 weeks

Location and Time Zone

Fully remote. You are free to choose your daily work hours that best suit your schedule and lifestyle. Whether you prefer to align your hours more closely with US or Asia business times, we leave that decision to you. However, you will be expected to be frequently available for video calls from 8 to 10 am and 8 – 10 pm EST to accommodate our Asia-based clients.


Each Summer Associate will be awarded an honorarium for their contributions to the program.

Performance Assessment

Each Summer Associate’s performance will be evaluated at the end of the program. Based on this evaluation, participants will receive a letter of recommendation from at least one of the firms, reflecting the participant’s performance and contributions.

Requirements: Applicants are required to have access to a secure, dedicated computer for the duration of the program. This is essential for ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the work conducted.

Application Process

  • Submit Application: Include your CV and any message or other materials you would like us to consider.  
  • Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will undergo remote, video interviews to discuss their background, skills, and motivation.

Key Dates

Application Deadline: April 25, 2024

Program Start: May 13, 2024

Program End: August 16, 2024

Program Highlights

  • Our Summer Projects include:
    • Artificial Intelligence at HM: Support HM’s growing AI consulting practice which launched in 2024.
    • ByteBao’s Web3 Education and Outreach Program:  Help organize workshops and webinars to educate stakeholders on blockchain, DeFi, and NFTs. 
    • Compliance Toolkit Development Project:  Develop a comprehensive compliance toolkit for Web3 startups, providing essential resources and guidelines for navigating regulatory landscapes.
    • Practical legal work experience: Work on various legal and regulatory projects including applications for key licenses for regulated financial institutions.
  • Remote Flexibility: We offer a fully-remote program.
  • Leading Mentors: You will work closely with each firm’s senior team including:
    • Jamilia Grier of ByteBao – Jamilia is a seasoned technology and data lawyer turned entrepreneur, she is also a thought leader in a wide range of issues emerging technology. Having led legal and compliance teams at Raytheon Technologies, Marriott International, and Standard Chartered Bank globally, she is an advocate of global entrepreneurship and innovation.
    • Chris Holland of HM – Chris’ career experience includes serving as General Counsel, COO, and CEO of a regulated financial institution, service on the Board of Directors of a regulated financial institution and company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and 11 years in the Capital Markets Department of Clifford Chance.
  • Ask Me Anything sessions with accomplished legal and technology professionals such as:
    • David Neuville – A senior U.S. law equity and debt capital markets lawyer, recognized in Hong Kong on multiple occasions in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Chambers Asia, the Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Euromoney’s Expert Guides and Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets.  David has been a partner in several major international law firms and has handled matters in the United States, Asia, Europe and Australia.  Currently, David is a Senior Consultant at HM. 
    • Claire Wilson – Claire is a Partner at HM and has a broad range of experience spanning over 20 years. Claire has served as a Chairperson on the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Disciplinary Panel alongside other roles. Prior to HM, she worked as the Head of Regulatory Affairs at Sleek Tech. She has also worked as a law professor, inhouse counsel and legal assistant in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
    • Katherine Ng – Katherine is the Founder and Managing Partner of Katashe Solutions (, Asia’s premier Web2 and Web3 hybrid venture builder. Since 2017, she has contributed to shaping the blockchain landscape, starting as the Global Marketing Head at, the world’s first cryptocurrency platform regulated by the JFSA, and later as Managing Director at TZ APAC, driving Web3 startup innovation within the Tezos ecosystem. A dedicated advocate for women’s rights in Web3, Katherine serves on the Board of ACCESS, a leading blockchain industry association in Asia. She holds dual degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Melbourne. 
    • James Nicholls – James is the Managing Director of Braithwate.

About us

ByteBao and HM have been collaborating since 2022 and have recently formed a strategic alignment to optimize their respective strengths. 

HM is a Singapore-headquartered boutique consulting firm.  HM focuses on three core capabilities: strategy, compliance & regulatory advisory, and in-house counsel services.  At HM, you will work on various legal and regulatory projects (including critical license applications for regulated fintechs and financial institutions), assist in the growth of HM’s AI and ESG consulting practices, and undertake various business development and marketing initiatives.

ByteBao, headquartered in Dubai, is a dynamic ecosystem dedicated to empowering Web3 founders and startups with comprehensive legal compliance support through strategic advisory, community, and content creation.  At ByteBao you will have the opportunity to work closely with Web3 founders and startups, providing them with tailored solutions to ensure their projects meet regulatory standards.  Additionally, you will play a vital role in expanding ByteBao’s global footprint, developing strategic Web3 partnerships, creating content, and supporting initiatives to provide positive social impact and awareness of Web3 technologies. 

Contact Us

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