Junior Lawyers

Want a head start in your career? We’ve got it all here for you.

If you are a young associate at Stibbe, what you will get is immediate hands-on experience from day one-and more. But don’t worry: everyone around you will support and guide you along the way at all levels and in all tasks. Your learning process is guaranteed to be enriching, and your legal career will take off on the right path with the best people.
Elien Van Malder, Associate

Junior Lawyers


Off to a good start

From day one, you are part of the firm. But our large size does not mean you’ll be just a number. In fact, it will be quite the opposite: you’ll be part of a relatively small team whose members are all friendly and collegial. There will certainly be dedicated, supportive people around you to whom you can call on anytime. They will help you learn and grow in many ways that will shape you to become a successful professional and individual. 

Whether you have a few years of experience or are just starting out, Stibbe is your stepping stone to the exciting law career you’re looking for. We give you the opportunity to advise, negotiate, and be involved in diverse and interesting cases from the very start.

Experienced colleagues will guide you along the way, and our Stibbe Academy will equip you with all the skills that will enable you to become successful. You’ll be using English, French, and Dutch daily, so this will surely help you to sharpen your language skills. And you’ll be working in a multi-cultural environment with colleagues from different backgrounds, other practice groups, different Stibbe offices, and even leading firms around the globe from our close network.

What we offer

Personal coaching

You’ll have a designated partner and one or more senior lawyers who will be your mentors. They provide personal coaching not only for performance but also for development. They give feedback directly and gladly listen to you. We acknowledge your answers, your opinions, criticisms, how you feel, and how you’re coping. The Stibbe coaching method will certainly help you to develop your legal career and take it to the next level. 

Stibbe Academy

Immerse yourself in all the in-house learning and development programmes run by our very own Stibbe Academy. You’ll improve yourself in every way: professionally, emotionally, mentally, technically. And you’ll learn new, indispensable skills for all your different roles: as a young lawyer, team player, client advisor, potential leader. These skills will enable you to always be on top of your game. 

More than legal work

One of Stibbe’s core values is being entrepreneurial. We show you the ropes, guiding you slowly and delegating more responsibilities to you in time. You’ll be handling client matters from A to Z and do more than conducting legal research and drafting memos. From the start, we give you the opportunities to engage with clients and proactively take part in work planning, project management, knowledge sharing, and more. We let you roll up your sleeves whenever we can, so you can gain invaluable hands-on experience. 

High-profile matters

High-profile, sophisticated, complex, multi-jurisdictional, … . Do these types of matters attract you? Well, you’ll certainly get the chance to work on them at Stibbe. What’s even more exciting is that you’ll be cooperating with various teams from different practice groups and offices for some of these matters. You’ll also be tasked to assist local and international projects from a wide range of sectors. Many could be even eye-openers and inspire you, regardless of their size and complexity. 

Greater opportunities

At Stibbe, we open doors of opportunities for you by preparing you to take your career to the next level. This is one of the goals in our hiring and empowering policy. We design our special international programmes with this in mind. Here are some of them*:

  • The Stibbe MBA Highlights Programme is unique. Elected associates attend this two-week programme at the renowned INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau. They learn the main subjects of management, finance, and economics. But their main takeaways will be essential knowledge on business economics, corporate strategy, corporate finance, negotiations, company valuation, leadership, and more. 
  • Secondments can give you global exposure. Stibbe will give you client-secondment opportunities: you can join the in-house legal team of one of our clients for a short term. We also offer international secondments at any of our Stibbe offices or other top-tier law firms in our global network.

* Contact us for more information on eligibility criteria.

Spontaneous application for lawyers

Spontaneous application for lawyers

Want to join Stibbe, but you don’t see the job opening you’re looking for? Apply spontaneously for a position in one of our practice groups.