LL.M. Finance Students Completed Mandatory Internships as part of the LL.M. Finance program from February to April 2024!

As part of the LLM. Finance curriculum, our students completed their mandatory internships during the semester break from February to April 2024.

We sincerely thank all our cooperation partners for giving our students of the LL.M. Finance program the extraordinary opportunities to put what they learned at the ILF to practice and to acquire very valuable first-hand experiences for themselves! 

  • A&O Shearman
  • Ashurst
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS
  • Deloitte
  • European Central Bank (ECB)
  • Fidelity
  • Flick Gocke Schaumburg
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Linklaters
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • White & Case


Here are some impressions of their internships:

Christina Kampaki at Division AUT (Authorisation) of the Directorate General SSM Governance & Operations, European Central Bank:

"I am immensely grateful and honored for the remarkable opportunity to complete an internship at the Single Supervisory Mechanism of the European Central Bank. The valuable experience I acquired has undoubtedly equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to excel in my professional career and beyond."


İlke Başara with the Tax Practice Group of Norton Rose Fulbright:

“These two months have been both instructive and exciting for me, and I am sincerely grateful to ILF for providing me with this invaluable opportunity through the LL.M. program. The experience I gained while working with the tax team at NRF has truly enriched my learning journey, and I am thankful for the valuable insights and skills I have acquired during this time.”


Hans Kokott with the Asset Finance Team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer:

“Overall my internship at Freshfields was a great experience that not only deepened my understanding of asset finance law, but also equipped me with practical skills and insights that will undoubtedly serve me well in my future legal career. From drafting lease agreements to participating in client negotiations, every task I undertook reinforced the importance of applying classroom learning in a professional context, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of law. Definitely, this internship worked as a place where I gained knowledge, had fun and was a useful networking place.”


Aniketa Jain (with the Banking & Finance Team), Gustavo Garrity Maldonado and Isaac Fuentes (both with the International Capital Markets Team) at A&O Shearman:

"Allen & Overy provided an incredible learning experience with an opportunity to work with teams and impactful transactions on a multi-national platform."


Denis Bartulović at Division AUT (Authorisation) of the Directorate General SSM Governance & Operations, European Central Bank:

“In the span of a two-month internship, I've discovered that the greatest asset, beyond the skills acquired and the experience gained, is the friendships forged. These bonds are the true wealth of this journey.”  


Diana Rufaro Machingaidze with the Debt Finance Team of White & Case:

"My internship at White & Case was an insight into its core values - Pioneering, United and Human.  I worked in the German Debt Finance team and got to work on various cross border matters and transactions. The technology used by the firm is an ode to its innovation, designed to equip you to deliver the best results. I worked closely with my supervising counsel and was afforded the opportunity to assist on a cross border transaction from inception to its penultimate stage, something which was both challenging and exciting. I will fondly remember laughs and chats shared with colleagues over coffee or during breaks on the rooftop, something which speaks to the firm's core value of being human. White & Case truly made me feel like I belonged there and I will always be grateful for the growth I experienced during my time there."  


Pedro Campos Ferraz with the Capital Markets Team of Clifford Chance:

“My internship experience at Clifford Chance was excellent! The team engaged me in high yield bond offerings, IPOs and capital increases, which were governed by US or German law. In these transactions, I was assigned tasks that ranged from due diligence to the review of the prospectus or offering memorandum (as applicable). The environment is very welcoming, so I had the opportunity to meet other Clifford Chance associates and counsels.”