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Candidate Qualities

We are always looking for exceptional talent within our four practice groups: EU Antitrust/Competition, Life Sciences, Data Protection, and Public Policy.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a consistently impressive record of academic achievements. In particular, we look for strong grades and proficiency in English.
Although being academically strong is important, we also wish for candidates to be sharp, articulate, and quick thinking. We value candidates with confidence, dedication, and team spirit, and who have an open mind and an innovative approach towards complex legal questions. Moreover, we seek candidates who share our values of excellence and collegiality and who are keen on working in a broad range of practice areas and business sectors.

We seek:

  • Experienced lawyers with experience in EU Antitrust/Competition, Life Sciences, Data Protection, or Public Policy and Government Affairs.
  • Junior lawyers with interest in EU Antitrust/Competition, Life Sciences, Data Protection, or Public Policy and Government Affairs.
  • Legal interns and German Referendare who want to complete part of their legal internship within our Brussels office.
  • Summer interns who will join our Brussels office for a month. From July until September we welcome students from all over the world. Students will sign a one-month contract and are subject to special employment conditions in Belgium. 

To learn more, download the Brussels recruiting brochure.

What We Offer

  • A competitive package, commensurate with experience.
  • Involvement in highly relevant, interesting, and complex matters.
  • Varied work in an inspiring and challenging international and dynamic environment.
  • Access and exposure to our outstanding international client-database.
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated and cohesive team of highly qualified  professionals.
  • A collegial atmosphere that encourages collaboration across teams, practices and continents, drawing together the best possible team to serve the client.
  • The opportunity to work autonomously, taking responsibility for clients and building rapport with them.
  • Continuous and high-quality training.
  • Team-building and group activities with other offices across the globe.

How to Apply

At Covington, we strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity to ensure the commercial success and reputation of our firm. One means by which we do this is through conducting routine background checks, which is a requirement of joining Covington. The standard pre-employment background checks we may conduct on prospective partners, lawyers, and employees include checks relating to public social media presence, criminal records, education and employment history. Additional checks may be undertaken appropriate to the requirements of the role. All background checks are conducted in accordance with applicable local laws.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and university transcripts to HRBR@cov.com.