Aequo Friends 2020: the launch of the fourth cohort of online internship has just started

23/ 07/ 2020

Aequo announces the launch of the fourth cohort of Aequo Friends – the first online internship for lawyers.

The internship is designed for final-year students of law faculties of the Ukrainian universities and those studying abroad and planning to come back to Ukraine. To become the Aequo Friends intern, one should pass a test on friends.aequo.ua and have a meeting with mentors – Aequo’s counsels and senior associates.

During the four-month internship program, students will interact with mentors through the online platform by receiving assignments and feedback. They will be able to choose assignments based on the type of work and practice area thus becoming better-equipped to make the right career choices. This collaboration offers the opportunity for students to continue their studies in comfort and to arrange their internship in the most efficient manner.

The goals of Aequo are to improve the quality of legal education, to give young talents the opportunity to take the first steps in their career development, gaining professional skills and gaining experience in various practices, to increase the level of client care, and to provide effective outstaffing of lawyers for clients in the future.

Aequo Friends internship was launched in 2017. During this time three waves of internships were conducted: 547 students took part in the competition, 41 were offered the internship. Subsequently, 8 students joined the Aequo team.

About the firm

Aequo is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

Aequo provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.

The list of Aequo’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.

Aequo has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2019.

For additional information please contact Tatiana Bogila

Bogila@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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