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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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“I really enjoy the variety and independent working environment as well as close relationships and strong collaboration within the various teams here at WFW.” Eva-Maria Christiansen, Associate – Regulatory, Public Law & Competition

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.

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 find our current vacancies here.

“What I particularly enjoy about working at WFW is the cooperation with colleagues in our German and international offices. I get insights into transactions on a local and international basis and I’m always gaining new experience.” Silvia Rava, Senior Associate – Corporate

Transaction Lawyers

Legal meets commercial

Are you a transaction 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 find our current vacancies here.

“Our practice group focuses on working together as a team. As a new joiner you get support from more experienced colleagues and become involved in transactions at an early stage, so you can hit the ground running quickly.” Jakob Paluszkiewicz, Associate – Banking & Finance

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 find our current vacancies here.

Trainees

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 find our current vacancies here.

“The open door policy and close collaboration in our fast growing Frankfurt office allows me to get answers quickly which helps me deal with my daily tasks more efficiently.” Alexander Hössl, Senior Associate – Dispute Resolution

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.

Interested? Join us – Join the future! Please find our current vacancies here.

Meet the team

Key contacts

Germany Careers

Birgit
Bantin

Head of Administration Frankfurt

Germany Careers

Sabine
Köppen

Senior HR Manager Frankfurt

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