Complex cross-border deals. A market-leading disputes division. International secondments. If you’re ready to be a part of it all, we’re ready to hear from you.

We look to recruit exceptional people, whatever your background.


Before you start the form, do your research about the firm and the role and think about the skills needed for the job and the way in which you could demonstrate them.

  • Look for the specified criteria. This is particularly true for academic requirements. If you don’t meet them, think about whether you should be applying. But if you finished your studies some time ago, your academics may be less relevant than your subsequent work experience
  • You will need to give us a breakdown of all of your Abitur grades (or equivalent), undergraduate module results and any postgraduate results, including from Law School
  • If you did not study in Germany, please input your grades and, if you like, tell us a bit about the grading system in the "further information" section. We receive many applications from all over the world and have familiarity with many overseas qualifications. If we don't know, we can find out from our network
  • When telling us about your extra-curricular activities and work experience, please use a narrative form, rather than a list of bullet points. For each activity or role, give us a few examples of how you were involved and think about why this could be relevant to your application to us
  • We don't have a strict word limit but be concise and sensible about how much you include
  • You do not need to have legal work experience to get an interview for a vacation scheme. You do not strictly need it to apply for a direct training contract either but it will help to show your motivation
  • If you have attended law fairs, open days or met us at an event, feel free to let us know. It helps to show your motivation
  • Don’t list out skills you have – we'll figure that out from the examples!
  • We give candidates the option of applying online or on a paper form. It doesn’t matter which you use, the applications are treated in exactly the same way. If you need a paper form, please contact
  • Check your spelling and grammar. Ask someone else to read over your form
  • Keep a copy of your form. If you’re invited to an assessment day, you’ll need a good knowledge of the examples on your form as you may be questioned about them. Also, make a note of any reference number, just in case you have to follow it up later

And finally...

Remember the purpose of the application form is to highlight your breadth of skills and suitability for the position. Make sure you make the most of every part of the form – the narrative section is just as important as your academic record. We are looking for well-rounded individuals.

Interview tips
  • When you meet the interviewer, shake hands firmly and maintain eye contact. Remember his or her name
  • Consider again the tips on body language used in the group exercise
  • Take your time to answer questions. If you are unsure as to what the interviewer is asking of you, ask for clarification
  • When asked to provide examples to demonstrate your capabilities, use the best examples you have, but do not use the same example for every question area
  • Use a balance of academic, work experience and extra-curricular activities in your examples
  • You will be asked why you want to join our firm and why you are interested in commercial law – do your research, be prepared and make it individual to you
  • If you are asked about what you have been following in the news, pick a commercial example you have an opinion on and can engage in discussion about. It may even be something the firm has been involved in
  • Make sure you listen to and answer the question – try not to go off on a tangent


If you’re interesting in applying, or are looking for further information, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Email us

please submit your CV and covering letter via email to We’ll need full details of your academics, language skills, work experience and any achievements to date that you’d like to share with us.

For further information, please contact us at, or get in touch with our HR-Partner, Christoph Nawroth