Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer in globalizing the legal profession.

Since 1946 our lawyers and staff have worked across practices, industries, jurisdictions, and continents to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex legal and business challenges, whether domestic or international. We support every client relationship with intellectual agility, commercial acumen, and a human touch.

Working in Brussels

Cleary Gottlieb’s Brussels office has approximately 100 lawyers, who hail from more than 25 countries and are qualified in most EU member states. Our core capabilities include antitrust, corporate, litigation, international trade, and regulatory work.

Our Brussels office has an internationally acclaimed antitrust law practice, treating issues such as merger control, cartel investigations, abuse of dominant market positions, and state aid. We regularly represent clients in proceedings before the European Commission and national antitrust authorities.

Whether you join us as a summer associate, stagiaire, or associate, you are sure to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and international scene at the heart of Europe.

Our Summer Associate Program

Each year, we offer a limited number of students (usually in their last or penultimate year of law school, depending on their country of education) the opportunity to spend a month in our office during the summer period. The Summer Associate Program aims to provide students with practical insight into life as a Cleary Gottlieb lawyer.

Our objective is to involve participants directly in client work. In addition to providing hands-on experience, the scheme incorporates a series of training sessions designed to ensure exposure to the full range of work that we undertake in Brussels.

Our Stagiaire Program

The stagiaire program has a duration of one year and is open to qualified or non-qualified lawyers. The program’s aim is to give the stagiaire a chance to work with and get to know us—and vice versa—with a view to obtaining a permanent position as an associate of the firm. It offers a unique opportunity to graduate students to gain solid working experience.

Our stagiaires work closely with our lawyers on ongoing matters, in order to give them the best possible insight into our corporate and antitrust practices. Our stagiaires often work in diverse teams, with lawyers of more than 25 different nationalities working in our office.

How to Apply

Learn more about our current opportunities and application requirements by visiting our website>Careers>Legal>Brussels.

Who to Contact

Brussels HR Team:

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