We trace our roots back to the early 1900’s and today we are one of Malta’s leading commercial law firms with a predominantly international client base and a team of over 80 lawyers and professionals, supported by committed managerial, administrative and clerical assistants, all working together to provide an excellent service to our clients.

More about the firm

Consistently ranked as a top-tier law firm in all our core sectors, coupled with global reach facilitated through our membership in Lex Mundi, Ganado Advocates provides the best platform to graduates and students alike to kick-start their law career.

What to expect

Anyone joining Ganado Advocates is welcome to participate in all that is happening throughout the firm, within the specialised fields of service that we offer. New starters are exposed to the latest incoming jobs and upcoming work, under necessary supervision to ensure variety and responsibility from the get-go. The work is very varied but also specialised and ranges from advisory to legislative drafting, from litigation and dispute resolution, to commercial contracts in setting up legal organisations, leases and property purchases to derivatives and other complex financial instruments.

What we look for

We look for motivated, bright students, with a good academic background preparation, who are eager to learn and contribute to the team.

We want to welcome students that are interested in continuously developing their legal knowledge, actively participating in the firm’s activities, who are confident and let their personalities shine bright and be seen.

Our culture

At Ganado Advocates, we are a team of lawyers, specialised advisors, managerial and administrative staff working together with clear sets of values and common goals.

We believe in hard work, sharing the firm’s priorities, personal integrity and results. Committed to carrying out our duties as lawyers, we excel in everything we do, from providing expert, specialised legal knowledge to being pro-active, innovative and solution-oriented.

We seek the continuous development of the team as a whole through teaching, mentoring, sharing of knowledge and celebrating each other’s successes. Our joint effort has led us to where we are today, proud of our great reputation and the great opportunities available to anyone within the team.

Graduate career path

Step 1

Summer internship

  • Not mandatory, but recommended
Step 2

5th year graduate application

  • For students in their final year of studies
Step 3

Start as trainee advocate

  • 2-3 years traineeship, which includes department rotations
  • Masters degree
Step 4

Transition to associate

  • Invitation to join the association

Summer internship programme

Early start

Starting your journey

The Ganado Advocates summer internship programme encourages students to start their legal journey as early as in their 2nd year of studies at University. The 10-week long internship provides an excellent opportunity to deep dive into the legal world and to work on real cases.

Each intern is assigned a mentor and spends the duration of the programme in one department in order to get the best possible overview of legal work.

March Applications open
April Meet & greet session at the office
End of April Summer internship applications close
May Chosen candidates informed about their placement
July Meet your mentor introductory meeting
July Internship programme starts
September Internship programme ends

FAQs

Who can apply for the summer internship programme?

Second, third and fourth year University students are welcome to apply for the summer internship.

Is it a paid internship?

Yes, the Ganado Advocates 10-week internship is paid.

Can I still apply if I’m planning on going for an Erasmus exchange?

Yes.

How do I apply?

As soon as we start accepting applications, you can apply by uploading the required documents on the dedicated section below. Alternatively, please send an email (with all required documents attached) to [email protected]