Your questions, our answers
Where is GEMS Schindhelm positioned on the market?
GEMS Schindhelm is a member of an international alliance with offices with more than 200 lawyers, who thus advise our national and international clients at 27 economic centres (Bilbao, Bologna, Bratislava, Wroclaw, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Denia, Dusseldorf, Graz, Hannover, Istanbul, Linz, Madrid, Munich, Osnabrück, Palma de Mallorca, Pilsen, Prague, Shanghai, Sofia, Taicang, Valencia, Warsaw, Wels, Varna and Vienna). We are therefore operating in 13 countries of the world (Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary). And we are opting for further expansion.
What clients do you work for?
We advise predominantly small and medium-sized as well as large companies from the public and private sector, multinational companies and entities of public law.
Is there a career model?
Yes, and the requirements are clearly defined. The requirements to become a senior associate or partner in the different levels are based on objective factors and also very fundamentally on the lawyer’s personality.
What do you expect from a potential new team member?
Excellent degree results, a doctorate, LL.M. or experience abroad are all positive factors. However, manner, social skills and primarily the ability to supply easy-to-understand work for clients are decisive. We pay particular attention to this issues in order to be able to give you a clear answer to your professional prospects.
Can I also work at the international offices?
Our employees are particularly characterised by flexibility and motivation as well as their interest in gaining experience abroad. That's why some of us have completed a secondment and that will continue in the future.
And what about specialisation?
We set clear focus areas with our competence centres. And that is something we also expect from you over the course of your development. However, we do not want to train specialists who are unable to think outside of the legal box in complex cases.
As a young lawyer, will I have direct contact with clients?
Yes, we involve you in client contact right from the start. It is a fundamental requirement for your career at our company that you are able to develop and maintain your own relationships with clients.
Do you offer internships as well?
Yes, definitely. That is the best opportunity for us to get to know future employees.
How can I apply for a position?
What is the application process like?
If we think that you could fit into our company, we will invite you to an interview. You will be given the opportunity to present yourself and we will use the opportunity to introduce you to our law firm, our structures and our work. Then it should be clear whether we will be inviting you on board.