As an attorney with us, you will work with clients and colleagues across cultural, legal and geographic boundaries. You will progress in a dynamic and inspiring working environment, where team spirit shapes the culture and where we prioritise your development.
During your first years as an attorney, you will organise your career development in dialogue with your counsellor, and you will be in continuous dialogue about your career development and ambitions. Career development, performance and well-being are not just an annual talk. It is something we prioritise. We hold quarterly check-ins as part of the follow-up. Throughout your career, you will be offered development opportunities. This includes courses in presentation and negotiation techniques, as well as courses in management, sales and business principles. Individual coaching sessions are also available.
As part of your development, we also place great emphasis on improving your international skills. In a typical course within the first 1-5 years of your career at Gorrissen Federspiel, you have the opportunity either to take a postgraduate course at a foreign university (LL.M.) or to be seconded to an international law firm. You can also strengthen your commercial insight and understanding of clients’ challenges through a shorter or long secondment with one of our clients.
There are several paths to a good and exciting working life, and it is possible – depending on your life situation – to organise both the career progression and the career path itself at the pace that suits you best. A variety of career paths and development opportunities are available, and you can choose the one that best suits your ambitions.
Your further career may lead to a position as managing counsel or practice area counsel or to partnership. You can also choose to continue as an attorney in the normal manner. A position as managing counsel/practice area counsel requires you to be exceptionally skilled, have a unique professional profile and have a desire to deliver a strong and committed performance in all contexts. We do not have an actual partner programme, because we believe it is individual what it takes to get there. Some need to be trained in management, some in business development, while others need something else.
Together, we will find the career path that suits you.
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If you have international aspirations, you have come to the right place. At Gorrissen Federspiel, we send many of our people out into the world every year to improve their skills and return home with new knowledge.
We offer attractive employment conditions, a range of staff benefits and many social activities and events which contribute to a healthy work- life balance.
We mean it when we say that community and collaboration are some of the things that bind us together in a busy workday and help ensure that we can deliver our absolute best.