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Join US. JOIN the future

You’re serious about your future? Then work for us and help shape it.

It’s an exciting time to join WFW. From the start, you’ll enjoy high quality assignments with global clients who see us as their partners, as well as a supportive culture, a flexible working environment that promotes sustainability and plenty of opportunity to advance your legal career.

Advising clients across our core sectors of energy, real estate and transport, you’ll play your part in helping them achieve their environmental, social and governance ambitions. You’ll have the chance to be involved with initiatives such as renewable energy, low carbon infrastructure and green finance. And with WFW’s engagement on industry-wide sustainability campaigns, you’ll help us redraw the wider global business landscape.

But change on this scale is tough which is why we want the best and brightest lawyers and business support professionals on our team.

Wherever you are on your career journey, if you want to use your talent to change the world WFW would like to hear from you.

To start your exciting journey with WFW, please see our latest vacancies below.

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“A highlight of my time at WFW was helping to develop the Poseidon Principles – a framework to help the global maritime industry reduce its carbon emissions.” XX XX, Associate, Hamburg

Graduates and students: make your contribution count

We’re looking for law students and graduates to help us find innovative solutions for our clients’ business challenges. You’ll be hands-on, working on leading edge, transformative matters where your professional contribution will count.

You’ll benefit from first class support and comprehensive professional development. Continuous feedback will help you grow your knowledge and competencies daily.

As well as the WFW University, our firm-wide leadership development programme, in Germany we also have our own Academy, run by partners, and aimed at helping you develop your professional skills. In addition, practice groups from offices across Germany regularly get together to share learning and build relationships.

One of the benefits of working for an international law firm is that you work in globally integrated teams. You also have the chance to spend some time working abroad.

Ahead, there’s a clear career path: we promote internally whenever we can.

“I’m proud of our work for the Aviation Working Group: developing new environmental, social and governance principles is a step forward for more sustainable air travel.” XX XX, Partner, Frankfurt

Enjoy a more sustainable way of working

A sustainable business is one that values its people and makes it easy for them to do their best. WFW’s working environment and culture reflect our principles of respect, sharing, communication and integrity.

Our style is collegiate: we encourage close working relationships across teams with a flat organisational structure, open doors and a ‘Duz’ policy. We’re proud that our practice is one of the most gender diverse in Germany: more than four in ten of our fee earners are female (and we’d like that number to grow).

Part of our sustainability commitment is to provide for more flexible working. Giving individuals the opportunity to work from home, to work part-time or other non-traditional hours, reduces commuting and promotes a better work-life balance. In our Munich office, we’re road testing a smart and agile workspace that will support more digital workstyles and allow people to be productive wherever they are. You’ll also be encouraged to develop your professional profile on social media.

We know that people enjoy working for WFW and our retention rate is one of the best in our sector.

“Our Munich office has recently introduced a new Smart Working initiative. This scheme allows me to be more agile during my working day so I can continue to be productive wherever I may be located.” XX XX, Managing Associate, Munich

Associates

Looking to the future…

Are you an associate looking for a dynamic, collegial working environment? Immediate involvement in demanding and challenging matters? Mentoring from experienced partners?

By joining our team of 90+ expert lawyers in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, you will be able to get involved in exciting work across our core sectors of energy, real estate and transport from day one, leveraging your expertise and experience to provide effective, commercially-focussed advice to both domestic and international clients.

If you are looking for a firm that offers fantastic career opportunities, then look no further than WFW.

Interested? Join us – Join the future!

Please see below for our current Associate vacancies:
Frankfurt: Corporate / Merger & Acquisitions; Regulierung, Öffentliches Recht und Wettbewerb; Wirtschaftsjuristen – Corporate, Real Estate
Hamburg: Maritime Services Group; Regulierung, Öffentliches Recht und Wettbewerb; Wirtschaftsjuristen – Corporate, Real Estate; Arbeitsrecht
Munich: Regulierung, Öffentliches Recht und Wettbewerb; Wirtschaftsjuristen – Corporate, Real Estate; Arbeitsrecht

“I am proud to be part of an excellent team here in Hamburg. The work we do is exciting and interesting and I get to apply my experience and expertise on a wide range of matters on a daily basis.” XX XX, Associate, Hamburg.

See our latest Associate roles based in Hamburg here: Maritime Services Group; Regulierung, Öffentliches Recht und Wettbewerb; Wirtschaftsjuristen – Corporate, Real Estate; Arbeitsrecht

Legal Assistants

We are looking for you!

Are you friendly, open and a team-player?

As a qualified legal assistant, you will be entering a dynamic working environment in which you will take on a broad range of responsibilities assisting our lawyers, including supporting client communications, handling court mailing processes, monitoring deadlines and preparing documents and contracts.

Interested? Join us – Join the future!

Please see below for our current Legal Assistant vacancies:
Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte (m/w/d)

“I really enjoy working at WFW – my day is always varied and fast-paced and things are constantly evolving. I am very fortunate to be working for a great team of lawyers who always keep me on my toes! The perks are pretty good too!” XX XX, Legal Assistant, Munich.

See our latest LA role here.

Trainees/ Students

Want to be a lawyer?

Do you want to work alongside experienced lawyers on interesting, complex matters supported by one-to-one mentoring and a comprehensive training programme?

We are looking for highly motivated students and graduates interested in learning about commercial and legal matters in a professional and collegiate working environment. We offer our trainees the opportunity to take on real transactional responsibilities and develop their strengths and skills from day one.

Interested? Join us – Join the future!

Please see below for our current Trainee vacancies:
Referendare (m/w/d) – alle Praxisgruppen

“The WFW legal team have welcomed me with open arms. I am already working on complex matters alongside a very talented team. The experience and knowledge I’ve gained from my mentors will become the foundation I can build on to help me become the lawyer I want to be.” XX XX, Trainee, Hamburg.

See our latest Trainee role here.

Transactional Lawyer

Legal meets commercial

Are you a transactional lawyer looking for your next challenge, where you will have the opportunity to work on complex, multi-faceted transactions as part of a dynamic, supportive and collegiate team?

At WFW, you’ll be involved in a broad range of transactions, as well as managing key projects and processes. With excellent commercial understanding and a wealth of relevant experience, you will be ideally equipped to work across legal teams and jurisdictions in a client-focussed, international environment.

We offer a collaborative working environment with direct access to, and contact with, partners and clients. As well as high-profile domestic transactions, you will also have the opportunity to work on challenging multi-jurisdictional, cross-border deals.

Interested? Join us – Join the future!

Please see below for our current Transactional Lawyer vacancies:
Wirtschaftsjuristen / Transaction Lawyer (m/w/d) – Corporate, Real Estate

“Being a transactional lawyer is challenging but equally exciting and rewarding. We work as a unit to get the job done” – Marcus Bechtel, Partner LL.M.

Want to work on complex, multi-faceted transactions as part of a dynamic, supportive and collegiate team? See our latest Transactional Lawyer role here.

Meet the team

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Germany Careers

Birgit
Bantin

Head of Administration Hamburg

Germany Careers

Stefanie
Herbart

HR Officer Hamburg

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