European competition & regulation
Internships 2016
Europe is our playground
Would you like to join us?

Introducing De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s 2016 European Competition & Regulation internships for master’s students. We serve multinational clients — in enforcement actions, transactions and strategic advice — throughout Europe. We’re looking for smart, ambitious law students who want to immerse themselves in the real world of Europe’s competition and regulatory laws.

The programme spans 12 weeks on a part time basis so that participants have adequate time to work on their thesis and complete other requirements for their masters. The internship will be at our headquarters in Amsterdam and at our office in Brussels, the hub of EU law in Europe. So if you’d like a bit of insight as to what goes on behind the scenes, well, you’ve come to the right place.

Competition & Regulation
Grow. Learn. Reach.

Our Competition & Regulation practice is active across the spectrum of EU and international competition and regulatory law. Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation for getting ultra vires enforcement actions neutralised, complicated transactions cleared, and closed markets opened to competition. Strong, enduring relationships with first tier law firms throughout Europe means we are able to cover the entire European Union and beyond.

In Brussels we collaborate and share offices with five other law firms, Slaughter and May (UK), Hengeler Mueller (Germany), Bredin Prat (France), BonelliErede (Italy) and Uria Menendez (Spain). Together we have one of the largest EU practices in Brussels.

Amsterdam & Brussels
Bitterballen and cherry beer

It doesn’t get any better. Two capital cities, both cool in their own way. And while you can enjoy all of the highlights on the tourist map, the best thing about living and working in a city is getting an insider’s view.

Amsterdam is the ultimate global village. There really is something for everyone. So if you’re new to the city, hop on a bike and take it all in. Visit neighbourhood outdoor markets and have a bit of lunch along a canal. Into culture? There are museums galore (almost 100 actually) and music venues for every taste.

Brussels is another story altogether. It’s often said that Brussels is a city of contrasts where everything is possible. So while there’s hustle and bustle there are also intimate café-bars and hip boutiques. There’s government and commerce mixed with comedy and theatre. And if you’re into beer, well, you’re in the right place!

Going global
Go global or go home

Work in a firm with a boundary-less mindset and practice. At De Brauw, we work on stimulating high-profile cases across borders. We serve multi-national clients in all corners of the world. Our approach is holistic, interdependent and interconnected. Besides our headquarters in Amsterdam, we have fully integrated offices in Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai and Singapore.

The Brewery traineeships
Next stop: the brewery

Our practice knows no boundaries. Why should you? If you enjoy the Competition & Regulation internship we’re hoping you’ll apply for The Brewery, our in-house training programme for global lawyers. The Brewery is an innovative training programme for English-speaking graduates looking for a career as a global lawyer. It is a full-time, six-month scheme of intensive training and development. At the end of the programme, The Brewery trainees join our English-speaking practice groups, which includes Competition & Regulation.

What are you waiting for?

A select group of talented international students will be admitted to the inaugural internship in the spring of 2016. If you’re a high-performer working on your master’s degree in an English language LLM programme in the area of EU law, Competition law, European Regulation or Law and Economics, we’d like to hear from you.

To apply, be sure to upload all of the following before January 31, 2016

  • Letter of motivation (maximum one side of an A4) in English
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Complete transcript
  • A graded individual paper in English
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from previous internships (if applicable)

Need to speak to us?

De Brauw Amsterdam
De Brauw Brussels
De Brauw Amsterdam

Claude Debussylaan 80
1082 MD Amsterdam

Lisette de Vreeze
T +31 (0)20 577 1044
M +31 (0)6 2217 3613

Coosje Knape
T +31 (0)20 577 1008
M +31 (0)6 1080 8468

De Brauw Brussels

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1000 Brussels