Candidates should be eligible to work as lawyers in Luxembourg, Belgium, France or Germany. Candidates from Luxembourg, France and Belgium should preferably also hold an LLM while candidates from Germany require the second Staatsexam.
If you have studied in France and Belgium but are not qualified in those jurisdictions you will spend your first six months as a junior associate undertaking the cours complémentaire (CCDL) in Luxembourg to expand your knowledge to cover the specifics of Luxembourg law. You will then begin eighteen months leading up to your bar exams.
Candidates qualified in other countries should also not hesitate to apply. As a rule, candidates fully qualified in any EU country can practice in Luxembourg under their home title.
While studying on the cours complémentaire you can also apply to work part time (normally about one and a half days a week), remunerated, at Linklaters. This is a useful way to gain some valuable early experience and insight into life at the firm before embarking full time on your career.
You will need to be fluent in both English and French. Any additional languages, especially German, are, of course, an asset.