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Trainees write about us

“My trainee period at Scognamiglio International Law Firm in Spring 2013 was an excellent and unique experience, during which I got to e.g. see and learn about the Neapolitan court system and draft legal documents.

The time spent at Scognamiglio International Law Firm taught me how legal matters are handled in Italy, and Naples (with the help of the wonderful lawyers of Scognamiglio International Law Firm) taught me how beautiful life can be.

I would highly recommend the trainee period at Scognamiglio International Law Firm to any curious and open-minded person, who is willing to learn about law and life outside their own frame of reference. Go explore!“

                                                                                                                                      Kiira Lehtonen


“My name is Benjamin Züfle and I am an Erasmus student from Germany. I had a great time at Studio Legale Scognamiglio, especially because I had the chance to enjoy the great working atmosphere that exists in this legal office.

Although, I didn’t have any practical experience dealing with juridical problems in real life so far, Studio Legale Scognamiglio offered me the possibility to work totally autonomously and to gain valuable work experience.

I have to say that if I had the opportunity to work again at Studio Legale Scognamiglio one day, I would be most grateful to do so.“

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Benjamin Züfle 


 “If you want to enrich your legal and intercultural competence, the International Law Firm Scognamiglio is “the place to be”.

Located in the historical and vibrant heart of Naples, this law firm offers you a big variety of possibilities to work on international related cases.

A warm hearted team welcomes you and immediately involves you in every aspect of Italy’s working and social life.“




“My trainee period at Scognamiglio International Law Firm in Autumn 2013 was an interesting experience. I got to see how a Neapolitan law firm works and how it would be like to work as a lawyer in Naples.

In addition to this, I got to explore the exciting city of Naples and learned a little bit of Italian.

I would highly recommend the trainee period at Scognamiglio International Law Firm to anyone looking for new challenges and experiences abroad.“

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tanja Muller    


“Having completed my law degrees, I sought to gain practical experience in a law firm and improve my italian language skills whilst exposing myself to a completely diverse culture and working environment.

My internship at Scognamiglio International Law Firm certainly fulfilled all of these aspirations! During my three months working at the heart of Naples’ historic centre I was challenged both professionally and personally.

As an intern I assisted on intellectual property rights disputes, breach of contract negotiations, challenges to, and applications for, injunctions, the facilitation of the closure and liquidation of a company and other international commercial matters. During the latter stages of my internship I was able to translate Italian legal documents into English.

I was able to join the senior lawyers when they went to court, attend conferences and meet with clients. The rich Neapolitan culture and incredible cuisine kept me busy in my free time. At the end of my internship I really felt that I had had an authentic experience of a Southern Italian Law firm and learned a great deal from it.“

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Stephanie Ann Downes   


“As an Erasmus student practice, I had the opportunity to work in the legal studio Scognamiglio, which offered me the chance to work in a real legal environment with great professionals, skilled in most areas of law, including international, which introduce you in their daily work.

On the other hand, offers the chance to live a unique experience with excellent and friendly people, who will always be available for whatever you need and in a city that could not compare to any other European city.

After this, what do you expect?“

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laura Martin Fernandez   


“Working as a trainee at Scognamiglio International Law Firm in summer
2014 gave me the chance to learn, understand and experience the Italian legal system also by comparing it to the German one. I assisted the firm’s lawyers in court hearings, at correspondence with clients from Switzerland as well as legal research and drafting legal documents.
Thereby I was certainly able to improve my Italian language skills.

Not only the highly cordial and obliging atmosphere at work but also exploring and living in an unique and fascinating city as Naples made this truly great experience unforgettable and one I would never ever want to miss!”

Trainee 01/07/2014 -30/09/2014″

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lorenzo Von Petersdorff   


“After almost 5 years I came back to Naples and visited the Studio Legale Scognamiglio, where I attended the Trainee Programm from January until March 2010. I was welcomed very warmly and felt very familiar with the people in the Studio Legale Scognamiglio. During the five years Naples has changed. It became more internationally. I like this, but I am also very happy, that I have been in Naples before, when it was more origin.”

the Trainee Programm from January until March 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Katja Ullerich   



“The first time I walked into the Scognamiglio office I was a stranger to the members of the Scognamiglio team, but also to any professional experience. In the space of five minutes, I was already dealing with real legal issues as a member of this joyful family.

During my three month traineeship, I was able to work on a variety of international contracts such as distribution or confidentiality agreements. I also assisted the firms lawyers with a whole array of matters and was responsible for carrying out legal research for clients.

Naples is incomparable to any place that you will ever see in Europe. Its agitated street’s and piazza’s are filled with beautifully deteriorating buildings, a wonderful passion for Calcio and the appealing perfume of exceptional food.”



  Participating in the Trainee Program with the Scognamiglio International Law Firm is a “once in a career” opportunity and one of great privilege. Spending six weeks learning from a reputable law firm in any location is an exceptional prospect in and of itself; however, spending six weeks in the diverse and vibrant Naples, under the helm of the firm’s developed training program, is what makes this experience so unique and desirable. My participation at the firm was wide-ranging, from drafting documents for clients with international legal needs to attending and observing the attorneys at court hearings. A highlight of my experience was assisting with a mediation proceeding in Rome for a case filed in Illinois. Come to the Scognamiglio Firm in Naples with an empty stomach, ready to indulge in the city’s delicious cuisine, and with an open mind, as you will get to experience and learn so much from a top notch group professionals.  






      Stephanie Black