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Clyde & Co in Germany

In 2016, Clyde & Co established its first German office in Dusseldorf which has since seen a very dynamic development. In February 2019, we have opened a second German office in Hamburg, and in 2021, a third in Munich.


We've been present in Germany since 2016. In that time, we've opened offices in Dusseldorf, specialising in insurance, Hamburg, a centre of excellence for marine, and Munich, where we focus on disputes. With this broad range of expertise ambitious candidates can enjoy experience on complex and large-scale cases.

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Our German Offices

Our teams work across all our offices, primarily in four practice groups: dispute resolution, insurance, corporate & advisory, and energy, marine & natural resources. We are particularly recognised for our advice to companies in the insurance and maritime industries. This includes representing our clients before authorities and courts as well as advising on transactions, drafting contracts, data protection and regulation.

Our Dusseldorf team focuses primarily on (re)insurance work, including claims, product development and non-contentious advice, in particular on financial lines (D&O, E&O, Fidelity, Professional Indemnity), product liability, property as well as cyber, warranty & indemnity and other speciality risks.

The team also acts in the fields of reinsurance and regulatory law and acts in relation to general commercial disputes with a focus on domestic and international litigation and arbitration work.

Our Hamburg team's expertise encompasses shipping, yachting, admiralty and pilotage, as well as marine insurance, trade and energy, and offshore work.

The team also acts in relation to commercial disputes with a focus on domestic and international arbitration work, advising on both German and English law.

Operating at the heart of the market, our lawyers service domestic and international insurance clients. The claims and product teams support clients across all major business lines, including financial lines (D&O, E&O, PI, Crime), casualty, property and CAR/EAR, and have built a reputation as a leading team for emerging risks such as cyber and W&I.

In addition, the team advises insurers, reinsurers and other market participants on all aspects of regulatory and insurance distribution law, run-off solutions, insurance competition law, as well as on other insurance legal and compliance matters.

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What we look for

As one of the fastest growing law firms in the world, with ambitious plans for further growth, we invite applications for legal trainees, research assistants and interns to support our market leading insurance practice in Dusseldorf, our marine team in Hamburg, or our market leading disputes team in Munich.

We are seeking bright and ambitious candidates interested in supporting our team in complex international insurance and liability cases.

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  • Excellent legal skills, interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for working on exciting and international mandates¬†
  • Enthusiasm for the complexity of advice, especially in the areas of insurance law, maritime commercial law, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution
  • Independent way of working with the commitment to look for solutions beyond the legal horizon
  • Good written and spoken English skills are a must, and we would be pleased to hear about further foreign language skills and experience
  • A doctorate or a master of laws (LL.M.) or similar international qualification is an advantage but not a prerequisite¬†

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What we offer

School Leaver Internship

We offer internships relevant for your compulsory 10th grade requirement and also internships after graduating from high school.

University Students

For students at university, we would be delighted for you undertake your compulsory internship with us or join us as a student assistant.

1st State Exam

For candidates who have completed their first state exam we have research assistant roles available. This is also relevant for doctoral candidates.


You could support our partners and associates in their daily work as a trainee lawyer through our legal clerkship, elective assignment and secondary employment.

2nd State Exam

If you have completed your second state exam we would look forward to you becoming an integral part of our team.

What to expect

A great atmosphere

We have an atmosphere of openness, authenticity and community. Diversity and inclusion and sustainability are not just on paper, bur are actively practiced and valued at our firm.


We offer english courses to improve your language skills, e-learning tools and tutorials, learning & development days several times a year to promote professional expertise and soft skills, training events and support for the 2nd state examination. There is a structured and transparent career development programme across all career levels.


You'll have the opportunity to build a network of high-calibre contacts in an international environment.

Why choose us

International Law Firm

With nearly 70 offices (including associated offices) and 2,400 lawyers worldwide

Global and Specialized

Offers the expertise and resources of a large global firm, combined with the environment of a specialized team


We are looking for legal trainees, research assistants and interns to find our future colleagues


Involved in large-scale and international insurance and liability cases

Value Diversity

Aiming to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds, we promote and share a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the success of the business

Confidence in our staff

Our lawyers and partners' doors are always open, they will be pleased to answer your questions and help you progress

Highest quality services

Committed to offering our clients the highest quality, first-class services


We value individual responsibility and flexibility, an adequate work-life balance is an important part of a modern working environment

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Meet Us

If you're ambitious, adventurous and committed to embarking on a career in law, we'd love to meet you.

We run a few events throughout the year that you may be able to attend or we encourage you to reach out directly if you have any questions.

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