Are you an eager student, looking to gain experience in a Dutch leading law firm with an international focus? Do you have specific interest in lntellectual Property (IP)? And do you want to experience De Brauw’s culture and environment for yourself? Then a student traineeship is a suitable opportunity for you!
Your role as a student trainee
A student traineeship is the best way to get to know our firm and the practice, as you will get a proper view of what our lawyers do on a daily basis. As a student trainee, you will conduct legal research for the matters we work on. You will share an office with one of our lawyers, so you will be able to ask them anything – and accompany them to court hearings and client meetings You will learn on the job, through regular contact with a partner and a senior associate on any given matter, as well as with colleagues from other practice groups. You will also be able to fully participate in all of our educational and social programmes, whether practice-specific or firmwide.
Our IP practice is uniquely positioned to handle the most complex, multidisciplinary and international matters with an IP angle. We offer our clients targeted legal and broad sector knowledge across the full scope of healthcare, life sciences, food and beverages, luxury goods, retail, telecommunication, ICT, energy, transportation, chemicals, materials, banking and insurance sectors. Unlike any other law firm in the Netherlands, we have the strength and capability to deal with all aspects of complex IP litigation, and alongside our ground-breaking cases before the European Court of Justice, we have been involved in most of the landmark decisions heard by the Dutch Supreme Court in the past five years.
We are looking for someone who is…
• a third-year Bachelor or Master’s student, with a strong academic record
• eager and excited to learn
• meticulous and well organised
• fluent in Dutch and English language
1. Upload your documents (cover letter, CV, transcript, and, if applicable, your thesis and/or internship evaluation)
2. Submit an online personality assessment (this is not a requirement, but it helps us prepare for the interview)
3. If invited, you will be interviewed by one of our recruiters and a lawyer from the practice
4. Receive an offer