Trainees at Russian Offices

We have had an office in St Petersburg since 1994, and in Moscow since 2007. We are happy to be able to offer Russian and Finnish  law students the opportunity to work in our Russian offices and learn about working as a lawyer in Russia.

Trainee Programme for Russian Law Students

Every year we give an opportunity for ambitious and proactive Russian law students to launch their careers in our Moscow Office. If you are one of them, we welcome you to apply for a trainee’s position. Our trainees extensively assist lawyers in various assignments and expertise areas. Trainees are usually involved in the day-to-day work of the firm. They do legal research and translations and assist with drafting memorandums, contracts and other legal documents. Trainees may also be required to provide support in dispute resolution and the enforcement of court decisions.

You are well suited for this position if you:

  • are engaged in LLM studies or are in your last year of an LLB program in a top-ranked Moscow university
  • can speak and write excellent English
  • have a passion for law and strong analytical skills
  • have excellent grades and are willing to meet challenges.

How to Apply

If you think that Castrén & Snellman is a right place for you, please write and tell us about yourself and send your application, your CV, and a copy of your university credits to Applications and CVs are only accepted in English and are treated with confidence. 

Opportunities for Finnish Law Students

Being able to speak Russian and being familiar with Russian culture is an excellent advantage for a Finnish lawyer starting out their career. We are proud to be able to offer Finnish law students the opportunity to work in our Russian offices and learn about working as a lawyer in Russia.

Because sending Finnish law students to Russia involves some red tape, selecting trainees for our Russian offices works differently than the selection of trainees for our Helsinki office. For the same reason, each trainee’s duties in Russia are tailored to the firm’s needs and the trainee’s knowledge and language skills. However, if you have a straightforward attitude, are flexible, and above all, are interested in business law in Russia, get in touch!

For further information, please contact Heidi Paalanen-Koev.