Legal Graduate/Trainee- Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Cologne


Are you ready to charter your own career?
The runway to success in global aviation begins here…

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for a global brand where you can use your skills, be part of a diverse team and grow with a dynamic company?

We are looking for a Legal Graduate/Trainee who has passion for the air charter, aviation, or travel industry; thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to learn and grow with the global Chapman Freeborn Airchartering team. This position can be based in any of our Germany offices- Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin or Cologne.

You bring the passion and experience; and we provide the training and the opportunity to embark on a long and successful career in aviation, with growth and development opportunities.

Purpose of Role

  • Supporting the Legal Dept in the provision of legal support to commercial teams and other group offices as and when required.
  • Supporting initiatives to maintain and update records of negotiated contracts, other legal and company secretary records.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of contract template databases and the development of specific subject matter guidance and training.
  • Working with the Principal Legal Advisor – Group Corporate and the Legal Advisor – Europe on product related initiatives and related contractual documentation.
  • Supporting the Company Secretarial team with corporate administration support concerning the group’s subsidiaries.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting operational teams with legal advice on commercial contracts, including drafting, reviewing, updating and advising on commercial service agreements (both inward and outward), framework agreements, tender and related agreements having a particular focus on air transportation (both cargo and passenger).This will include managing on behalf of brokers the successful resolution of contractual issues arising on a day-to-day basis.
  • Administration of supplier due diligence activities and review of associated documentation (both regulatory and insurance in nature) in line with internal processes and requirements.
  • Provision of legal support in a range of legal matters including company secretarial, data protection, dispute resolution and IT.
  • Participating in corporate project work and providing ad-hoc company/commercial legal advice.
  • Reporting on a regular basis to the Principal Legal Advisor – Group Corporate and the Legal Advisor – Europe with respect to contractual issues arising within day to day operations of the business, including any matters of dispute or potential litigation which may arise.
  • Administer and coordinate the effective implementation and maintenance of the Legal Department’ organisational arrangements.
  • Run the Legal Department’s Yearly agenda and obligations.
  • Prepare, review and peer review the Legal Department’s reporting documentation to ensure compliance.


  • A BSC and preferably MSC from an internationally recognized University in the field of Compliance, Legal or Finance.
  • Experience up to 3 years in an international company or law firm is a bonus.
  • Independent and self-motivator
  • Excellent Teamwork skills 
  • Fluent (written and spoken) in English and German is necessary.  A additional language is a bonus.

What’s It In It For You 

  • Competitive salary  
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Opportunity to join a global company and be part of a diverse international team 
  • Unlimited access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning platform 

With almost 50 years of experience, the Chapman Freeborn group provides a diverse range of aviation-related services on a global basis. Our expertise in all areas of the air charter industry makes us the number one choice for many of the world’s leading logistics providers, multinational corporations, travel partners, and well-known names from the entertainment business. 

Whether it’s arranging the delivery of oil equipment to a remote location, organizing flights for a professional sports team, or booking private jets to an island resort, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the charter business. 

Chapman Freeborn is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, a leading global aerospace services group with almost 100 offices and production stations providing aviation services and solutions worldwide. Avia Solutions Group unites a team of more than 7000 professionals, providing state-of-the-art solutions to the aviation industry and beyond. 

Chapman Freeborn aims to promote equality, diversity, fairness and respect for future and current staff at all levels of the organization. We aim to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and to ensure that the talent and skills of all individuals are maximized.  

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