Legal Jobs in Continental Europe

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Legal Jobs In Continental Europe

Europe is home to many major financial centres each with its own distinct legal sector.  Naturally most are dominated by locally qualified lawyers with native language skills and an in-depth knowledge of the country’s law.  These roles are not our area of expertise. 

At Origin Legal our team is focused on the international market for English or Common Law qualified lawyers.  In mainland Europe this typically means the UK desks of international law firms, advising clients in that jurisdiction on deals or cases progressing under English (or another Common) law.  They are relatively few in number, but can be wonderfully rewarding, offering outstanding work, a huge amount of responsibility and client contact, and all the attractions of life in a major Continental European city.  

Potential locations include Paris, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Geneva, and Zurich as well as Brussels, a hotbed for regulatory work.  Roles typically require at least a couple of years’ experience of Corporate, Banking & Finance, Investment Funds, Dispute Resolution (particularly Arbitration), or EU/Competition work gained with an elite level international law firm.  In all likelihood you will also have some relevant language skills or connections to your target market.

To discuss legal jobs in mainland Europe or to find out more generally what your opportunities for an international role might be, contact Jason or Charlotte: 

Head of International Team
Jason Horobin

Consultant
Charlotte Hooper

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Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our CV Template

Summarise your experience and show how it fits the role with our NQ CV Template

When it comes to international recruitment, the option to interview over Skype, BlueJeans, or one of the many other online videoconference platforms.

Although it is increasingly commonplace for firms to use videoconferencing at some stage in their international recruitment.

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Good CV’s, and bad, come in all shapes and sizes, and if you ask ten people for advice, they will likely give you ten different answers

If this is your first time interviewing for Partnership or another senior level post you are likely to notice some significant differences.