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Our graduates are particularly qualified for an international career at the EU institutions. You also find them with EU Member State public agencies that deal with economic regulation and competition law, as well as private practice. Either as a practitioner at an (inter)national law firm or as in-house lawyer at an (inter)national company.

Our 2019-2022 graduates study or work 

  • At law firms (De Brauw, Stibbe, Houthoff Buruma, Linklaters etc..) in the area of EU/Competition & Regulation 
  • In the Ministry of Justice, Unit Competition & Market regulation 
  • In the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • In ThinkTank Brussels 
  • In International Consultancy Agencies Brussels 
  • In the Netherlands Consumer & Markets Authority (ACM) 
  • As a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission, at DG Competition 
  • As Endemol corporate lawyer 
  • As Corporate lawyers anti-corruption Philips 
  • As a PhD student, Netherlands, Germany, European University Institute in Florence
Academic career

You can also choose to pursue an academic career at the university after completing your Master's degree. As a PhD student, you will conduct research and give lectures.

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This Master's immerses into a wide spectrum of matters related to detecting and facing anti-competitive behaviour on the market. It's a perfect choice if you're fascinated by the dynamics of competition law and regulation. Sylwia, graduate European Competition Law and Regulation

UvA Student Careers Centre

The Student Careers Centre is there to help with your career development. You can contact them to discuss your options, ambitions and doubts at any time during your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What will my career prospects be like?

    You will find our graduates in national and multinational law firms specialized in competition law and economic regulation, as corporate lawyers in multinational companies, in the EU institutions, most notably DG Competition think tanks in Brussels as well as national competition authorities and national Ministries of Economic Affairs.

  • Can I already get career advice during my studies?

    For advice regarding your choice of Master's programme and/or if you need help in shaping your career, please contact our Student Careers Center. They specialize in guiding and advising students and graduates in finding a suitable job. They will guide you through your orientation and questions. You can contact them for information, advice, workshops, events and individual guidance at studentcareerscentre@uva.nl.

  • Can I gain admission to the bar and acquire ‘civiel effect’?

    Obtaining ‘civiel effect’ in the Netherlands requires both the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Laws completed at a Dutch university (cf. art. 2 Advocatenwet), as well as meeting the requirements of the "Convenant Civiel Effect" of 2016. Please note that the Bachelor’s in Law, and some Law programmes at the Master's level, are taught solely in Dutch. 

    If you obtained your Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in law in another European country (EER or Switzerland), you may be eligible for exemption from some courses within the UvA's Bachelor’s in Law. Please contact the Examinations Board of the Amsterdam Law School for more information. You may also want to consult the information on European graduates/lawyers on the NoVA websiteExternal link