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Sidley offers experienced lawyers boundless opportunities to work on interesting and challenging projects for high-calibre clients.

We have built a reputation as a premier legal advisor for global businesses, trade associations and government entities, providing exceptional legal representation spanning the full range of trade, competition, litigation and regulatory matters.

The quality of work given to associates in Geneva is first rate—cutting edge and complex, and often high profile.

We offer an attractive and competitive compensation package, along with a range of benefits.

We operate an annual bonus scheme that rewards associates for the quality of their work as well as billable hours.

Benefits for associates include:

  • 20 days holiday per year
  • Pension
  • Collective medical insurance
  • Participation in health insurance (CHF 4,200 annually)
  • Contribution to gym membership (CHF 1,200 annually)

We are committed to training and developing our lawyers so that they continue to grow and learn throughout their careers.

Sidley has made a deep and ongoing investment in our world-class learning and development function, which plays a critical and strategic role within the firm and supports our stellar client service ethic.

In addition to the New Associate Orientation and Mid-Level Associate programmes presented annually, we offer a superb technical training programme designed by and for each individual practice group. Soft skills training is tailored to your level of qualification. Our Business Development Programme provides high-level, personalised coaching around communications and networking, client engagement and winning new business.

We are continuously looking for new talent to join our practice. Successful candidates will have an excellent academic record coupled with a proven interest and training in EU competition, trade or regulatory law.

There is no Sidley stereotype—we recruit from a variety of backgrounds, nationalities, ages and experience. We seek to hire individuals who are committed to serving clients and have strong business instincts. People who are approachable and easy to work with, self-disciplined and ambitious, and driven to deliver results.

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Working in Geneva

Sidley’s Geneva office office is both a leader in shaping and enforcing international trade and investment rules as well as home to one of Europe’s foremost international arbitration and cross-border dispute teams. Our Geneva professionals are part of the firm’s global International Trade and International Arbitration practices, and work closely on a daily basis with experienced trade and arbitration practitioners in the firm’s other offices to provide seamless services to our clients in Europe, the CIS countries, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia.

The lawyers in our Geneva office are qualified in both civil and common law jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, England and Wales, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United States, and work with a diverse team of experienced policy advisors, analysts and economists. Our team comprises many nationalities, with professionals who are able to communicate with clients in a multitude of languages.