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Jost Philipps, Muenster, Germany / February – March 2023

I had the opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the law firm Heskia-Hacmun in Tel Aviv in February – March 2023 as part of my mandatory internship. On the very first day, I was greeted in a very friendly manner and introduced to the work of the firm. Everyone in the office was personally very approachable and also showed a personal interest in my person and my motivation to come to Israel. I also enjoyed the cooperation and personal exchange with the other trainees and interns.

My main activity was translating documents from German into English and from English into German. I was also involved in the formulation of documents and correspondence to German clients, which gave me a very good overview of the breadth of the clientele. The firm handles many interesting and varied cases. This also involved answering exciting questions from German and international private and public law.

From the beginning, it was made clear to me that, in addition to gaining an insight into a legal system that was new to me, I should also get to know the city of Tel Aviv and the country of Israel, and I gained the impression of a very young, dynamic state that combines a millennia-old tradition with an omnipresent idea of progress. Tel Aviv in particular has so much to offer that a month in this city is actually too short to get a complete picture. Nevertheless, I tried to discover a lot of new things during my time here and enjoyed the flair of the city very much.

I can strongly advise anyone who is interested in working in a young, international team to do an internship or a stage of their legal traineeship at the law firm of Heskia-Hacmun. Thank you very much for the time here in Israel!