Every year Homburger offers a 12-month traineeship to 12 to 15 highly skilled and dedicated university graduates.
The traineeship is conceived as preparation for the bar exam and allows trainee lawyers to gain professional experience in an international corporate law firm.
We are committed to training and preparing you for your bar exam.
Requirements and expectations
Traineeships at Homburger are offered to university graduates who have earned their degree with above-average grades. We are looking for team players who are hard-working and willing to take individual initiative. A traineeship at Homburger is ideal for graduates who are curious and interested in gaining new practical experience and who see complex legal issues as a challenge as opposed to a problem. Part of our philosophy is that trainees should rapidly take on responsibility during their traineeship.
Experience in two different practice areas
At Homburger, you will not be working for a specific partner but within a team, with the opportunity to experience two teams during your twelve months here. Your preferences will be taken into account when determining which teams you will work in. Every team has several partners and associates. The teams are responsible for developing and maintaining a high level of professional know-how in their respective areas of commercial law and for sharing their knowledge with clients as well as with other teams. At Homburger, you will mostly work with the members of your team but have the opportunity to work with and support other teams on mandates requiring legal advice in your field.
Our expertise includes the following areas:
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets
- Competition | Regulatory
- Corporate | M&A
- Crisis Management
- Employment Law and Executive Compensation
- IP | IT
- Investigations and Enforcement
- Private Clients
- Real Estate
- Restructuring | Insolvency
- Technology and Digital Economy
- White Collar Crime
The teams meet on a weekly or on a monthly basis in order to stay up to date with the latest legal developments, case law and doctrine in their field of specialty and to further develop their professional know-how. In addition, firm-wide educational training in specific areas of the law is organized on a regular basis.
Preparation for the bar examination
A partner of your team will be your mentor during your traineeship. Further, you will be supported in general and personal matters throughout your internship by two coaches - a partner and a senior associate.
In addition to the weekly team sessions and other internal training sessions, the trainees take part in a program designed specifically to prepare them for the bar examination. Trainees meet monthly over lunch and twice a year for a two-day seminar. The seminar is dedicated to the discussion of previous bar examination questions that are solved in advance, in writing, by small groups of trainees. Team spirit plays an important role in this context. Former trainees are welcome to continue to participate in the various educational seminars and meetings during their preparation for the bar examination, which most benefit from.
Upon receipt of your application, we will schedule an interview, at which three partners will be present. During this meeting, you will be able to ask questions about Homburger and the traineeship. After your interview, a trainee will show you around our offices and answer any further questions you may have.
We welcome applications from candidates attracted by our dynamic working environment. Candidates with French and Italian as mother tongue are also very welcome. Your application should contain your curriculum vitae, your university grades, any work certificates you may have, and a list of references. Please use our online job portal or send your application to:
Dr. Jürg Frick