French Stagiaire Program

Recruitment Privacy Notices

We are pleased to welcome students with a strong legal background to our Stagiaires program in our Paris office.

We generally, but not exclusively, offer six month internships from January to June and from July to December of each year to individuals who, as part of their studies and/or route to qualification as a lawyer, want to gain relevant professional experience. We are able to offer internships in the following teams:

  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate – M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Labour & Employment
  • IP/IT
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Restructuring
  • White Collar & Government investigations
  • Competition – Antitrust

We use this program to identify and recruit our future associates so we are particularly keen to ensure that we recruit the most talented individuals to spend time in our firm. We believe that training, mentoring and coaching are key to the success of our program and, therefore, to the success of the firm in Paris.

All our interns are supervised by an associate or a partner, who are always on hand to provide you with encouragement and any advice and guidance that you need. We guarantee first-rate work and a high level of involvement with our clients and you will have the opportunity to work across our network of practice groups and industries on complex and fast-moving international problems, transactions, disputes and policy matters. Your internship at our global firm will give to you a great chance to build your own networks and take a realistic look at life as one of our associates.

We are pleased that so many of our interns have joined us permanently on qualification and, in many cases, have become or are on their way to becoming leaders at our firm.

Your Profile

We look for students with a strong background in French law, preferably with training from a business school and/or LLM. Students need to have an excellent level of English (as well, of course, as French) and command of other languages is a great advantage. We seek individuals who have a client-centered approach to the practice of law, who find practical solutions and who are driven, energetic and committed to life in an international law firm. We are a diverse group of lawyers who enjoy what we do and we look for like-minded individuals to join us.

Application process

We review applications on an ongoing basis all year round, so please do not delay in sending us your details!

All applications are made online, but you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter stating your reasons for applying and the practice group in which you wish to apply
  • The date you wish to commence your internship