Introducing De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s 2017 Regulatory & Arbitration 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 regulatory and arbitration laws.
The programme spans 12 weeks. 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.
Our Regulatory 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.
Our international arbitration practice group is one of the most active practices operating worldwide. We handle numerous arbitrations under various legal systems and in many different countries. One of our key success factors is our focus on commercial aspects. We ensure that we know the economic and technical details of the matter even better than leading experts and fact witnesses, and base our strategy on that knowledge.
We are a world leader in price review arbitrations. As one of the first firms to recognise this field of arbitration, our practice in the energy sector, particularly in price review arbitrations, remains second to none.
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!
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, Frankfurt, London, New York, Shanghai and Singapore.
Our practice knows no boundaries. Why should you? If you enjoy the Regulatory & Arbitration 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 Regulatory and Arbitration.
A select group of talented international students will be admitted to the inaugural internship in the spring of 2017 (1 March – 19 May). 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, Law and Economics or Arbitration, we’d like to hear from you.
To apply, be sure to upload all of the following before January 31, 2017