We strive to attract the best international talent in the legal market: talent that will thrive where diversity of thinking is key. Since 2015, The Brewery has been an unrivalled opportunity for international graduates with 0-2 years' professional experience, (apart from internships), to launch their legal career at De Brauw. With more than 33 different languages spoken within the office, and with our global mindset, there is no better launchpad.
The Brewery is not taking any further applications for 2023. We will keep you informed of any further developments.
The Brewery welcomes a new group of international associates twice a year, in February and August. This one-of-a kind training programme for international lawyers is an unrivalled opportunity to learn 'on the job'. We are the only firm that has such an unique training programme for international associates. You will have your own clients, extensive theory and practical tuition under the supportive guidance of senior associate mentors.
Our mentors have recently walked in your shoes, they know what will help. They step aside from practice for a short period to champion you to get the best out of the programme, and out of yourself.
The Brewery supervisors are experienced international lawyers who have been in your position and will guide you every step of the way. Our Brewery associates form strong bonds with their intake peers. From this group, your network across the firm grows as, after six months, you move on to a position within one of our Litigation or Corporate practice groups.
The Brewery comprises many different courses which will develop your legal, professional and personal skills, from litigating and presenting, negotiating and entrepreneurship, through to communication and leadership. You will also participate in our 'Inside Out' programme, co-created with The School of Life. This personal development course will enrich and support your development focusing on the four pillars of Me, Culture, Society and Relationships. As an international associate, you will get the opportunity to follow specific courses to get acquainted with the Dutch culture (and even the Dutch language, if you wanted to learn).
Application deadline: The Brewery is not taking any further applications for 2023. We will keep you informed of any further developments.