Luxembourg Trainee Programme


Dechert offers a world of opportunity through our global platform, top-notch training and development programmes, and a collaborative and inclusive culture. Dechert opened the Luxembourg office in 2001 to build a global financial practice by addressing the needs of clients in a strategic European investment hub. Our lawyers are proficient in English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish and Spanish and combine deep legal knowledge with practical commercial judgment.

Each year we recruit up to three trainees, who will receive guidance and training in order to become (i) successful corporate / finance / investment funds lawyers and (ii) an Avocat(e) à la Cour.

We take your training seriously, both before and after you qualify. As a trainee, you will receive legal skills and commercial training that goes beyond black letter law, with workshops on AI innovations, effective writing and commercial know-how, all while building technical legal expertise in each practice group you sit in. Our associates benefit from our global Critical Skills Institute, which focuses on leadership, management, communication and client relations. In addition, your professional development is monitored on a regular basis by Luxembourg partners and the graduate recruitment and development team, all of whom are available to support you.

How To Apply

The programme is open to applicants who have a master’s degree in law (or equivalent) and who have passed the CCDL exam for admission to the Luxembourg bar (Liste II). Candidates should be fluent in English and French, both written and spoken. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish or any other major language would be considered an
asset. We also look at applications for candidates who are currently in the process of completing their CCDL exams which may be eligible to our Luxembourg Trainee Programme on an ad-hoc basis.

The second stage in our recruitment process will be a HR interview, and successful candidates will be invited to a partner interview before admission to the Dechert Luxembourg Trainee Programme.

Please find all live trainee programme vacanices here.

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