What we are looking for
For our clients we at SKW Schwarz embody legal competence, broad sector knowledge and a solution-oriented and professional way of working. This goes without saying. At the same time our professional approach is the benchmark for all our staff, as evidenced in their daily work.
Sound legal knowledge is a basic prerequisite for legal advice, but it does not guarantee success in itself. Practical experience and specific sector knowledge are necessary as well in order to resolve problems efficiently and effectively.
Considering this, you will not be surprised to learn that – to put it simply – we are looking for those of our peers that all other law firms want to employ as well. You should have excellent legal knowledge and ideally have passed your examinations with very good marks ("Prädikatsexamen"). A doctorate or comparable additional qualification is a plus. Good working knowledge of English is a must.
Anyone who wants to advise companies and entrepreneurs will need to be interested in and understand economic relationships. This is something we require; you will gain experience and sector knowledge in your everyday work. While specialist knowledge in any branch of law is not a necessity, we are certainly glad if you have it.
In addition to these formal criteria, there is one key characteristic you should have. You should have an "entrepreneurial" mindset. Please be honest in this respect – we will test your entrepreneurial thinking because you will need it to be a good fit with our firm and our corporate culture. Put briefly, "entrepreneurial thinking" means that you want to build a business for yourself.