As a banking and finance trainee you will have the chance to learn about life as an in-house lawyer and as an associate in two leading banking and finance environments.
Commercial law offers a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Are you curious about what it is like to work in banking and finance in a large commercial law firm and at the same time want to learn more about working as an in-house lawyer in the banking sector? As a banking and finance trainee you will get the best of both worlds: a five-week internship at Thommessen and a five-week internship at Nordea. Both internships will be undertaken in Oslo.
You will be a assigned a mentor at both Thommessen and Nordea who will follow you closely throughout your internship period. Your mentor will give you professional guidance and supervision on performing concrete tasks. Your mentor will also help you become a natural part of the social life.
At Nordea you be part of Group Legal. Group Legal provides legal advice to all the business areas in the Nordea group, and is the Nordic region's largest in-house division with over 200 talented lawyers. You will be assigned a variety of issues and cases in areas such as financing, following up customer cases, financial regulation, anti-money laundering and digitalisation. You will attend meetings between the lawyers in Group Legal and staff from other divisions in the bank (on the business side). Your mentor will be a dedicated, experienced lawyer from Group Legal in Norway.
At Thommessen your mentor will be a partner from the working group for Banking and Finance. The partner will follow you closely throughout your stay and guide you in your work. You will take part in negotiations and client meetings, and will become familiar with legal issues in different areas. Your assigned tasks will be challenging and instructive, and will cover the full spectrum of the areas covered by a business lawyer in banking and finance, from financial regulation to loan financing and transactions.
Who can apply?
All law students who have begun their third year of study can apply.
How to apply
The application portal opens in the fall of 2020.