What we can offer
SKW Schwarz is a national and international commercial law firm whose corporate culture is characterized by comparatively young partners. Perhaps the most important thing we are offering to young lawyers is sufficient freedom for development.
We have no strict hierarchy like large law firms. There are no "closed-off" departments that consist of one senior partner, several junior partners and many associates. At our firm, associates do not work exclusively for one partner but for different partners, affording them the opportunity to gain a broad range of knowledge and experience before deciding on the branch of law they want to specialize in. We do not want "rank and file" employees working on legal details in the background; rather, we ensure that our associates get into direct contact with our clients as soon as possible.
Our entrepreneurial culture requires our lawyers to create niches for themselves. There are no rules on which assignments should be taken or rejected. All our lawyers can develop their own interests and manage their own relationships. The atmosphere at our firm favors lawyers with an entrepreneurial mindset, who want to become partners. At our firm, it is not necessary for lawyers to leave the organization so that we can take on new partners. In order to become a partner, lawyers must demonstrate excellent legal knowledge, a clear advisory profile and a personality that fits our firm. They must either have their own business or present a convincing business plan for the future. And finally we expect a future partner to work in the best interests of the firm as a whole.
Our structures will give all parents sufficient freedom to balance their professional and family lives. If parents want to reduce their working hours for a certain period, our internal procedures are flexible enough to adjust. Working from a home office is another opportunity.