De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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STUDENT TRAINEE - LITIGATION​

We are looking for a student who has a keen interest and is looking to gain experience by being part of our world-renowned award-winning Litigation practice.

You will be employed as a student trainee on a full-time basis, for a period of two-months.

The practice

Unrivalled in breadth, scope, size, the blue-chip nature of our client base, and the sheer number of high-profile cases, our strong focus on dispute and risk management and our full-service litigation practice serves the vast majority of the largest 100 companies headquartered in the Netherlands. With extraordinary value at stake, and unprecedented scale and/or complexity, our clients' matters often attract public interest and a high degree of political sensitivity. They always concern unprecedented situations and questions of law: the law that is, of any and often several jurisdictions, anywhere in the world.

You will find that multidisciplinary and critical minds underpin our integral vision on how we manage our clients' legal exposure. Harnessing the expertise of leading experts both across and outside of the firm, we assess our clients' legal and compliance risks to develop a practical strategy in mitigation. Pragmatic expert advice at the outset of a matter provides transparency around costs, assists clients collect and conserve evidence, and forges the most efficient response to a dispute. A successful litigation strategy requires that we do not shy away from asking the hard questions, with an open and critical mind.

What you can expect as a student trainee

As a student trainee, you will have the opportunity to work in the following practice areas:

As a student trainee, you will be involved a combination of ‘know-how’ work (including literature and jurisprudence research) and the preparation of presentations and advice. You will be able to participate fully in all of our educational and social programmes: both those which are practice specific, and those arranged for the whole firm. You will also participate in our Introduction Day, and have the opportunity to meet other colleagues starting at the same time, in different roles across the firm. Ideally you will share a room with one of our lawyers, and be able to accompany them to any court hearings and client meetings.

However, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our employees (and to comply with national restrictions on working practice during the pandemic), remote working or a hybrid arrangement may be necessary. We use the latest tools and applications to connect, collaborate and work together and would ask for your flexibility and tenacity to embrace whatever the current remote or hybrid working arrangements may be at the time that you start.

The requirements

If you are:

  • a third-year Bachelor or Master's student, with a strong academic record;
  • eager and excited to learn;
  • meticulous and well-organised;
  • proactive; and have excellent Dutch and English language skills,

then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

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