Legal Intern, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

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DLA Piper Luxembourg is a multi-lingual, culturally sensitive, young, dynamic and growing team. We benefit from the advantages of a global law firm, with the advantages of a human-sized firm. Our Team has a wealth of expertise on investment funds, corporate, M&A, banking, finance, capital markets, tax, and intellectual property and technology, applying sound commercial judgment to client’s legal and final decisions. We advise international clients on cross border deals with the benefits of the Luxembourg broad range, business oriented legal and tax toolkit.

Interns at DLA Piper are given real responsibilities, supporting our clients wherever they operate around the world. You will have the chance to learn through practical work and observation in a truly global firm, giving you an outstanding breadth of legal knowledge, as well as the practical skills that will stay with you for your entire career.

You will also be fully involved in our pro bono and knowledge activities. You will have the opportunity to interact with other DLA Piper offices and experience our “One Team, No Borders” way of working, to improve and test your technical legal skills internationally.

We are offering 1 to 6-month Internships starting from July 2024

This internship role is for a fixed term. It is not a Bar traineeship role.

Our team works on a wide variety of complex Banking, Finance, Capital Markets, Regulatory and Restructuring issues. Your workload will be varied to develop a depth knowledge of the financial services and real estate sectors.
Duties will include, inter alia:

  • Support to our team on leverage and structured finance, with a particular focus on asset and fund finance, and securitisation
  • Work on regulatory matters or (debt or equity) capital markets transactions
  • Assistance on restructuring and insolvency issues
  • Each time drafting the relevant documentation, liaising with, and taking instruction from, clients; attending client meetings and carrying out legal researches

We pride ourselves on having a collegiate environment and we are looking for Interns with a strong leadership potential, who are passionate about our culture, values and ethos of the firm.
We are keen to hear from Interns with the following experience:

A strong academic record
Excellent communication and drafting skills in English and French
A good command of German or any other language would be advantageous
Commercially astute and keeps abreast of key legal and business news
Personal commitment and learning attitude

To apply, you will be required to send us your resume and complete an application form which should include your availability and an achievement you would like to share with us.
We do not require you to submit a cover letter as part of your application.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations
At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.
Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.

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