If you are just about to start a new chapter in your life, we will open up some fantastic new horizons. As a member of our team you can expect to play a challenging role in one of the largest corporate law firms in Austria.
We are a young team at CERHA HEMPEL. With an average age of 33, one third of our attorneys are women, and an equal number of Austrian and international attorneys in our Central and Eastern European offices, our team reflects the environment in which our clients operate. When recruiting new employees, we invest considerable time and resources in to ensuring that we employ and train only the very best candidates. Apart from having an outstanding academic record in Austria and abroad, what we value most in our employees is an excellent command of English and the right personal qualities. We greatly value creativity, flexibility and openness – something that really sets us apart from other law firms. It is also important for us that there is a great deal of substance behind our corporate culture. After all, our success rests on 100 years of respected tradition.
What we have in common is a passion for the legal profession, as well as a desire to achieve the very best for our clients. We are, therefore, looking for applicants who want to belong to the very best of the best and are comfortable in a challenging and demanding environment. Successful candidates are expected to have an outstanding academic record, exceptional specialist knowledge, and to have completed relevant internships in legal departments and/or gained experience as a graduate assistant at a university. Moreover, a postgraduate or doctoral degree, publications and an excellent knowledge of legal English would also form a very good basis for working on complex, international cases. Personal integrity together with an entrepreneurial way of thinking are also required. On the administrative side, you can best support our teams by having an excellent knowledge of English, completed secondary education and, depending on the position, relevant work experience.
What to expect
Experience and tradition
For decades we have been advising our clients in cases that demand particular expertise, creativity and innovation. This is not only guaranteed by our wide-ranging specialist knowledge, motivation and commitment, but also by an excellent understanding of our clients’ businesses. We are proud to be able to look back over a very successful history. Over the past 25 years, CERHA HEMPEL has been involved in a large number of the most significant transactions in Austria. This really makes us stand out as one of the leading law firms in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, takeovers, privatisations, financing, as well as real estate and construction.
What to expect
An international network
With offices in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Sofia and Prague, CERHA HEMPEL possesses an extensive network and many years’ experience in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
Being Austria's sole member of the worldwide network Lex Mundi, ‘The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms’, together with our steady expansion in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, places us firmly on the international stage. Our contact with international colleagues together with our work on international cases shapes our day-to-day business. You will therefore not only be working in a multicultural environment, but also have the chance to expand your intercultural skills.
What to expect
Training of the highest standard
CERHA HEMPEL is one of the leading law firms in Austria valued for its sound expertise. This isn’t something only our clients benefit from – you can too.
Within the framework of the CERHA HEMPEL Academy, we offer our employees, and especially our associates, comprehensive training programmes designed to meet individual needs. We cover all associated costs.
To help you as best we can at the start of your career, mentors are on hand to assist you with any professional or organisational issues you may have. Working with various colleagues in a variety of teams will help you to quickly get to grips with our areas of legal practice, tasks and internal guidelines. As a lawyer at CERHA HEMPEL, you will find many colleagues in the same and similar areas of legal practice. This means that it’s always easy to exchange knowledge and expertise at the highest level.
If you like to be in the thick of things, then you will fit in perfectly at CERHA HEMPEL. We can guarantee that you will always have your finger on the pulse and be directly involved in projects from the off. You will first be responsible for smaller projects, but these will soon become broader and more substantial. And of course, working with minimal supervision is also a must from the start at CERHA HEMPEL.Open-mindedness is one of the founding values of CERHA HEMPEL. Only by being open to everything are we able to find the best course of action for each situation. Our experiences over the last 100 years have always shown us the same thing: that thinking outside the box and striving for new knowledge always delivers the best results. This is something that certainly demands creativity, know-how and the courage to think differently.
The essay competition focuses on issues of sustainability and "Green Innovation" in European law. The topic for 2022 is: The European Green Deal and other legal innovations related to the issue of climate change in Europe.
Be part of it!
Every year CERHA HEMPEL offers summer internships in various departments during July and August. For four weeks, you will have the opportunity to put your legal know-how into practice.
As an international corporate law firm, CERHA HEMPEL aims to further high-quality education and practical legal training and support those students and graduates who have shown themselves to be particularly gifted and talented individuals.
CERHA HEMPEL offered undergraduates, graduates and PhD students of law or commercial law the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of an M&A transaction.