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Junior IP & IT Associate



As one of the leading law firms with 15 offices in Central and Eastern Europe, Schoenherr advises corporate clients and public stakeholders in the full spectrum of intellectual property and information technology law matters, including related litigation. 

Launched in 2004 and growing ever since, Schoenherr's Sofia office has established itself as a major player in the legal market. Schoenherr's IP & IT expertise and long-standing experience are recognized as the standard-bearer for IP & IT-related advice. By providing a broad and consistently reliable service, the IP & IT practice group has successfully advised leading players in industries like IT, software, telecommunication, automotive, aviation, food, entertainment, pharmacy, oil and gas, and others. The practice group's expertise guarantees comprehensive top-tier legal advice with a business-oriented approach. 

As part of our national and international teams, you will work with the most renowned lawyers in the industry. Quality, flexibility, innovation, and practical solutions for complex assignments in the business sector are at the core of Schoenherr's philosophy. Join our energetic and motivated team in Sofia and contribute to shaping our success.

Main responsibilities of this position:

  • supporting our Bulgarian and international IP & IT team in matters related to intellectual property and information technology
  • analysing existing Bulgarian and EU legislation and case law (legal research)
  • drafting memos, contracts, applications, appeals and representing before relevant public authorities and courts
  • contact with the relevant public authorities
  • other ad-hoc tasks


Who we are looking for and what we expect:

  • master’s degree in law (Bulgaria)
  • having pursued studies abroad and/or holding an international LL.M. is an advantage
  • 2+ years of legal experience or 1+ years of experience in the areas of practice listed below
  • strong passion for IP & IT law
  • prior experience in IP & IT matters (e.g. trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, patents, software, information technology-related contexts) is an advantage
  • interest in commercial law and administrative, commercial and white-collar crime litigation, along with prior relevant experience, is an additional advantage
  • ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and to make sound judgments under tight deadlines with thoroughness and accuracy
  • excellent analytical and logical thinking skills, communication and writing abilities, and a problem solving attitude
  • efficient work style with the ability to meet ambitious deadlines
  • proficiency in English (fluent written and spoken professional use)
  • teamwork skills and a "can do" attitude


What we offer:

  • competitive remuneration
  • opportunity to work with prominent clients on challenging legal matters
  • structured career path based on individual performance
  • comprehensive internal training system for all employees and regular international practice group meetings and trainings 
  • access to cutting-edge legal tech for automated processes and increased efficiency in the services provided to our clients
  • excellent working atmosphere in a young, high-spirited and professional team
  • flexible working conditions (maximum of 2 persons sharing a room, option for remote work)
  • working from an office situated in the heart of Sofia

Please send your CV, along with a letter/cover email of motivation and any available reference letters, all in English, referencing to the position you are applying for via our application form:

Applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. By submitting an application to Schoenherr (Employer, Data Administrator), you consent to the processing of the personal data you have provided in the recruitment application. This processing will be conducted in accordance with the applicable data protection legal framework, for the purpose of carrying out the recruitment process for the position indicated in the announcement.

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Ventsislav Tomov

Attorney at Law

Attorney at Law

Schoenherr Bulgaria

Advokatsko druzhestvo Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schoenherr
BG-1000 Sofia, Alabin 56
T: +359 2 933 10 70
F: +359 2 986 11 05

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If you have any questions about this position, feel free to contact Ventsislav Tomov!

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