Associate Trainees | Autumn 2024 & Spring 2025

Associate Trainees | Autumn 2024 & Spring 2025



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Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 400 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden.

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Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 400 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. In addition to unique assignments, we offer our employees an opportunity to work with sharp-minded professionals in an atmosphere of inclusiveness. Our employees have different backgrounds and personalities, but we all share the same values: a commitment to provide high-quality services and a passion for what we do. We encourage independent thinking and take great pride in the professionalism of our teams and individuals. Today’s successful recruits are tomorrow’s firm.

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We are currently looking for associate trainees for the autumn of 2024 & spring of 2025. This position would suit someone who is in the final years of their studies, wishes to gain experience of working in an international environment, and is eager to put their skills into practice.

“Working as an associate trainee at Hannes Snellman has been an incredible experience. The assignments have been interesting, varied, challenging, and have allowed me to develop in the field that interests me. No two days have been the same, and while the learning curve has been steep, it has been extremely rewarding as well. The best part of the experience has nonetheless been the people — my colleagues have provided a safe, supportive, and most importantly, fun environment to test my wings, and they have made the experience truly unforgettable.” – Associate Trainee, Autumn 2023

Job Description and Responsibilities

You will be working full time as part of one of our business area groups (Competition & RegulatoryDispute ResolutionEmploymentFinanceIP & TechnologyM&AReal Assets, or Tax) alongside experienced lawyers and legal assistants for a fixed period of four months. As an associate trainee, you will experience what it would be like to work as a newly qualified associate lawyer at Hannes Snellman, as the work descriptions of the two are quite similar. Your duties will include:

  • carrying out research
  • gathering information
  • drafting, commenting, and reviewing legal documents
  • doing translations
  • dealing with authorities
  • writing news, case summaries, and blog posts

Skills and Requirements

As this is a trainee position, we do not expect you to know everything, but to ensure that you will be able to succeed in your duties, we do require:

  • at least 150 study credits before applying
  • genuine interest in business law
  • fluency in Finnish and English
  • attention to detail
  • ability to take initiative
  • good interpersonal skills

Most of all, we value positive attitude and willingness to learn.

What Is in It For You?

At Hannes Snellman, we cherish a sense of community and we will do our best to make you feel part of the team from day one. On your first day, you will be assigned a tutor who will support you throughout your traineeship, and before diving into your duties, you will participate in a comprehensive orientation. Our trainees also have the chance to get together in a more informal setting when we organise traditional trainee evenings or other fun events. As we are determined to maximise your learning experience as a trainee, you will receive regular feedback and have the opportunity to attend our Hannes Academy lectures and mentoring breakfasts on a variety of topics. We also offer you good benefits (lunch and recreation benefit, and a ticket for public transport) and a competitive salary.

Hannes Snellman x Nordea

We also have a very special traineeship available, as one or more of our associate trainees will get to go on a one-month internship to Nordea after their traineeship with us. The internship at Nordea will offer an excellent opportunity to see what it is like to work as an in-house lawyer in the biggest bank of the Nordic countries.

Join Us

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please submit your application, CV, matriculation examination diploma, and an up-to-date transcript of your studies by 15 February 2024 at the latest. Please note that we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis throughout the application period, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Remember to write your application and CV in English and to include your preferred practice group (Competition & Regulatory, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Finance, IP & Technology, M&A, Real Assets, or Tax) in your application. If you wish to continue your traineeship at Nordea, please make sure to mention this in your application as well.

After submitting your application, you will be asked to do a short preliminary assignment. The assignment consist of logical reasoning and problem solving exercises.

Should you have any questions regarding the post or the application process, please contact Sara Saukkonen either by e-mail ( or telephone (+358 9 2288 4445).

To learn more about Hannes Snellman, please visit our Careers site.

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