Students

contrast offers talented and motivated law students the possibility to gain work experience

Pop your knowledge!

Looking for an instructive and unforgettable experience? At contrast you’ll be at the right place! As a third-year Bachelor’s Degree student or first- or second-year Master’s Degree law student, you can apply for a traineeship at contrast.

@ contrast

contrast is a niche player focusing on these practice areas:

competition & EU law

  • Horizontal agreements
  • Cartels
  • Vertical agreements
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Merger control
  • State aid
  • EU law

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corporate & business law

  • Corporate law
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Corporate governance
  • Business and Finance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Strategic & development co-operation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

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privacy & data protection

contrast has a team of experienced lawyers, advising international and domestic companies on all privacy and data protection matters

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compliance programme

Snappy animated cartovies, hands-on workshops, to-the-point guidelines and an effective monitoring tool

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Make your choice

contrast offers several traineeships.

Summer internship

Join our team for one summer month (July, August or September 2018)

Winter internship

Join our team for one winter month

Academic internship

Internship in collaboration with several universities

Research assistant

Assist our team with legal research during the academic year (one or two days per week)

Experience our culture

contrast aims to make a difference for its lawyers and clients. Read more about our mission.

Practice and learn

We offer high quality and representative internships. Learn more about our way of working:

Team

We rely on a solid team approach and assemble a dedicated team based on the specific needs of each case. Each member of this team, including the trainee, is assigned a specific task, based on their expertise and experience. Team approach allows us to handle even the most complex legal matters in an efficient manner. This approach ensures a also a direct involvement of each team member which enables trainees to learn on the job and to improve their skills. As part of the team, our trainees will be invited to join our team events, seminars and trainings.

Clients

We advise and represent international and domestic companies, private and publicly-held, in all aspects of their business dealings. Our team has a broad experience in assisting clients active in various sectors.

Cases

contrast assists its clients with independent and specialized competition & EU,
corporate & business law advice, and provides full conflict management support. We have the experience necessary to handle even the most complex cases.

Academic activities

Our team regularly publishes in leading law journals and with renowned legal publishers. contrast also organizes law seminars which take place at least four times a year. We are also present at several universities as lecturer and as sponsor. Besides client work, interns will be involved in those various office projects.

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Training

As part of the team, our trainees will  be invited to join our team trainings and seminars. Furthermore they will be involved in the everyday practice of our firm. They will receive regular feedback on their input so that they develop their skills to a maximum extent.

Coaching

We value a personal approach. Each trainee is assigned to one of contrast's lawyers who is the trainee’s buddy and first point of contact. All trainees are given the opportunity to work together closely with contrast's other associates and partners in the practice area of their choice. Furthermore a personal program is elaborated for each trainee.

Opportunities

The internship is designed to give a trainee an introduction to the type of work performed in our law firm. Trainees will gain first-hand knowledge of how contrast as a law firm functions. It gives trainees also the opportunity to apply what they have learned in university and to build a strong foundation for achieving their career goals. Long after an internship with contrast, we are still in contact with our alumni interns, offering support along their educational and professional journeys. Trainees return from their internship with invaluable work experience and an extensive professional network. 

Need proof?

"I got to attend and contribute to various team meetings and client consultations." - Laura, 2016 - Read full testimonial.

"You will be challenged from the first day." - Michiel, 2017 - Read full testimonial.

"My internship was fun thanks to the great atmosphere and team spirit." - Victor, 2017 - Read full testimonial.

"Thanks to the constant feedback and constructive atmosphere I learned as much as possible." - Andreas, 2018 - Read full testimonial.

"I was able to be really creative with law." - Morgane, 2019 - Read full testimonial.

"It was great to know my work was valued." - Ella, 2019 - Read full testimonial.

"Being an intern at contrast feels like a genuine collaboration." - Margot, 2019 - Read full testimonial.

"I got to work on challenging international cases." - Judith, 2019 - Read full testimonial.

"My internship is great for my future career choices." - Julie, 2019 - Read full testimonial.

"My internship helped me further develop my passion for EU law." - Tine, 2019 - Read full testimonial.

"From the first day, I was involved as a full member of the team." - Thibault, 2019 - Read full testimonial.