Paralegal / Law student

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.

Place of work
Eurovea, Pribinova, Ružinov
Contract type
skrátený úväzok, na dohodu (brigády)
Start date
15 October 2020 or as agreed, but no later than 1 December 2020
Wage (gross)
5 - 7 EUR/hour

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

A great team behind you. Big things ahead of you. IT'S TIME to aim high.

We are currently looking for paralegals. The job position is primarily meant for students of law (2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study), but we may also consider hiring graduates who feel that they are well-suited for this position at this point of their career. In the past, we hired e.g. graduates from other jurisdictions who continued their studies of Slovak law while working here at Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.

As a paralegal at Allen & Overy Bratislava you will be required to:
- perform a detailed and comprehensive legal research (client-related as well as know-how);
- create first drafts of legal documents (from simple letters to courts or public authorities and simple corporate documentation to more complex statements, appeals, etc.) and being taught how to draft them correctly; all your outputs will be reviewed by an experienced lawyer;
- perform and assist in a due diligence process (i.e. in M&A deals paralegals review documents of a target company and identify potential legal issues);
- assist in an arbitration and litigation agenda (apart from basic drafting, paralegals also perform monitoring of court proceedings, deal with courts and other public authorities, inspect court files, and generally provide support of similar nature to our lawyers);
- assist on pro bono cases (proactive and individual approach is welcomed and highly appreciated);
- take part in marketing and client development events (such as Legal in-house club, Job fair, Open-day, etc.);
- prepare translations from / to English;
- expect and deal with some level of admin work too.

Applications together with the motivation letters and CVs in both Slovak and English can be submitted through the link:

Alternatively, send the documents to: [email protected]

Employee perks, benefits

- Friendly, challenging, motivating and enthusiastic international working environment
- Attractive remuneration and bonus scheme
- Opportunity to learn from experienced lawyers and to work with clients on the most complex deals and cases in the market.
- Multisport card
- Meal card
- Team offsites and events throughout the year (e.g. ski trip, goose dinner, Christmas party, etc.)

Information about the selection process

- We will organise one round of interview which includes practical written test and follow-up discussion in Slovak and English.
- Estimated time: 3 – 4 hours

Expected date of completion of the selection process

15 November 2020 (there are still 26 more days)

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University student
University education (Bachelor's degree)

Vzdelanie v odbore

Law, Law and Economics

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Other knowledge

Typing - advanced
Microsoft Outlook - advanced
Microsoft Word - advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint - advanced
Microsoft Excel - basic

Personality requirements and skills

- Previous working experience in advocacy (as a paralegal) or in other law professions is a plus
- Fluency in English (spoken and written)
- Other foreign languages are a plus (e.g. German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian), but not necessary
- Excellent communication skills and time management
- Team player with positive and proactive attitude, but also being able to work individually
- Professional and flexible approach to work
- Ability to work under pressure


Brief description of the company


We’re built on the work of talented and motivated people, in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We operate at the forefront of the legal industry, and our deals and cases often make headline business news. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.
We’re thoughtful and inventive, and we’ve developed a culture in which difference and openness is positively valued, where people are free to be themselves. We’re one global team, supportive and collaborative but also ambitious and driven. Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.


Whatever your area of expertise and wherever your ambitions lie, we can give you the skills and scope to develop your career and the challenges to help you realise your potential.
If you can deliver an exceptional standard of work, it’s time you got the opportunities you’ve been looking for.

Find out more about us on

Number of employees

25-49 employees

Company address

Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
Pribinova 4
811 09 Bratislava
ID: 3963224  Dátum zverejnenia: 18.9.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 5 EUR/hour