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Unlimited Possibilities.

                     Virtuoso arrangements,
    masterly and moving

Whether loud or soft, fast or slow, whether solo or with a full orchestra. Talented and skilled:
a team player for every key, every genre, every beat. With the will
to break ground and with the joy of success.

You've arrived

Join the world of Greenfort. Develop yourself - through individual
career and life models. Deal with high-profile challenges.
Genuine opportunities for clear cut individuals (male and female):
those who enjoy life and have the best skills to offer.

Looking forward to convincing and striking resumes are:

For those who are legal talents:

Daniela Hangarter, LL.M.

For those who are administrative talents:

Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter, LL.M.

Do you want it know? Make an application directly under Score a Point at Greenfort.

Score points at Greenfort

Why not nail your colours to the mast and apply directly to Greenfort.

Give yourself a little time, have ready a short but convincing personal profile (maximum one side in MS Word or PDF) and clear the mind for three questions which, sometime or other, you are going to be asked in any case.

Grow with Greenfort

Develop, progress, be what a consultant should be; within an optimistic environment, with the right skills and the right talent. Within a context attuned to one's own future plans: flexible and long-term.

Experience a working atmosphere where open communication and creativity are the keys. Awake the spirit of enterprise – and enjoy the tasks, the challenges, and the time to be shared....

Get ahead in Greenfort!

When it comes to promoting professional progress, we put our shoulder to the wheel:   positive support in the context of staff development; mentoring; early integration into the management of the law firm; close and co-ordinated teamwork; training courses and coaching programs; language courses; and many other things to enhance work and career.

The concept is going down well: According to the ranking in Azur magazine, Greenfort belongs to the 100 top employers in Germany. In the category "staff happiness", Greenfort achieved 89 out of 100 points and thus was ranked on 29th place in the so-called insider ranking of all employers for lawyers.

Furthermore, Greenfort was nominated for the Azur Award 2015 in the category “apprentice and further training”. The reasons for nomination were, in particular, the widening of our career programme "Green Progress", as well as the innovative approach involving the participation of all our lawyers in a training and coaching program.

Greenfort im Interview

Interview mit Martin Asmuß, LL.M. (UCLA)

Das steht auf meiner Visitenkarte:

Rechtsanwalt

Warum haben Sie sich für einen Berufseinstieg bei Greenfort entschieden?

Weil mich Greenfort in meiner Wahlstation jeden Tag durch anspruchsvolle Arbeit an internationalen Mandaten auf höchstem Niveau, einen familiären Kollegenkreis und die richtige Einstellung zum Leben überzeugt hat.

Was ist das Besondere an Greenfort?

Die Arbeitsatmosphäre. In keiner anderen Kanzlei ist das Arbeitsniveau so hoch und das Arbeitsklima gleichzeitig so gut. Es gibt dabei keine Unterschiede zwischen Partnern, Anwälten oder Assistenz. Hier geht es um Menschen. Und das spürt man – jeden Tag.

Wie sieht die tägliche Arbeit im Bereich Gesellschaftsrecht für einen Berufseinsteiger aus?

Oberflächlich betrachtet wie in jeder anderen Kanzlei: E-Mails, Telefonate, Recherchen zu einzelnen Rechtsfragen und Entwürfe von Verträgen, Due Diligence Reports, Memoranda etc. Der Unterschied: Als Anwalt bei Greenfort ist man von der ersten Minute an Anwalt und trägt auch nach außen die Verantwortung. Man ist entsprechend selbständig und flexibel in der Zeiteinteilung, im Rahmen dessen was die Mandanten fordern. Mandantenkontakt vom ersten Tag ist hier keine Floskel (und das kann am Anfang auch mal einschüchternd sein). Die Verantwortung gegenüber Mandanten und der Gegenseite bringt dabei Spannung in jede kleine Tätigkeit.

Wie werden junge Anwälte von Greenfort gefördert?

Durch Verantwortung und Feedback: Durch die vollständige Einbindung in Mandate von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme des Mandanten bis (bspw.) zum Vollzug eines Unternehmenskaufs ist die Lernkurve sehr steil. Und Softskills lassen sich nicht besser trainieren als in Telefonaten und Besprechungen oder Verhandlungen mit Mandanten und der Gegenseite. Feedback gibt es immer und ehrlich. Von Mandanten sowieso, aber auch intern – nicht nur in den halbjährlichen Entwicklungsgesprächen mit den Partnern. Daneben gibt es aber auch Kommunikationstraining mit externen Coaches, monatliche Greenfort-Lunches mit Vorträgen zu bestimmten Themen, Englischunterricht, interne "Lerngruppen" und die Möglichkeit, einen Fachanwaltskurs oder andere Seminare und Fortbildungen zu besuchen.

Welche Qualifikationen bzw. Vorkenntnisse sollte ein Berufseinsteiger im Bereich Gesellschaftsrecht mitbringen?

Eine offene Persönlichkeit, Spaß am Anwaltsberuf, das Interesse an wirtschaftlichen Zusammenhängen, natürlich zwei Staatsexamina und Englischkenntnisse sowie Spaß daran, diese zu nutzen. Natürlich sind ein LL.M., ein Doktortitel oder Vorkenntnisse in manchen Situationen hilfreich und wünschenswert, aber nicht zwingend. Bei uns heißt es eben: "Learning on the job." Und erst dann wird es richtig spannend.

Was ist das Spannendste, Unvergesslichste, Witzigste, Aufregendste, was Ihnen bisher in ihrem Berufsalltag passiert ist?

Nach einigen Wochen Berufstätigkeit alleine auf Gesellschafterversammlungen und mit Mandanten bei Beurkundungen zu stehen, verursacht schon Nervenkitzel. Zum Glück aber kommen die besten Momente immer wieder: Nach jedem erfolgreichen Signing, vor dem es heiß herging, wird das Adrenalin, das einen antreibt, durch eine Masse an Endorphinen ersetzt – ein tolles Gefühl.

Was ist das Beste an der Arbeit bei Greenfort?

Meine Kollegen.

Welche Einschränkungen bringt der Beruf mit sich?

Der Beruf als Anwalt im Gesellschaftsrecht bringt mit sich, dass man Phasen unterliegt. Phasen in denen mehr und Phasen in denen etwas weniger zu tun ist. Das Gute ist allerdings, dass sich diese Phasen bei Greenfort auf ungefähr 2,5 Stunden längere bzw. kürzere Arbeitszeiten beschränken und das Leben außerhalb der Kanzlei damit planbar bleibt.

Das Interview erschien zuerst auf  TalentRocket

Martin Asmuß
Was ist Ihr Ausgleich zum Büroalltag?

Neue Orte auf der ganzen Welt entdecken; Wandern/Trecking (am liebsten in heißem oder Wüstenklima mit möglichst steilen Bergen), Laufen und Zirkeltraining, wenn Wüste und Berge nicht vorhanden sind; gutes Essen genießen (gerne selbst gekocht) und Musik (lieber nicht selbst gemacht).

Welche drei Begriffe assoziieren Sie mit dem Wort Jura?

Herausforderung. Sprache. Internationalität.

Sie planen ein jura-freies Wochenende auf einer einsamen Insel und dürften nur drei Dinge mitnehmen. Welche wären das?

Meine Freundin, eine Flasche Wein und noch eine Flasche Wein (alternativ für eine Flasche Wein, falls Beschränkungen beim Fliegen existieren: Moskitospray).

Welchen Tipp würden Sie gerne jedem Nachwuchsjuristen mitgeben?

Nicht stressen und Details auswendig lernen, sondern mit Spaß versuchen, Grundlagen und das Große und Ganze zu verstehen. Denn dann erst verstehst Du Recht.

Experience Greenfort

Kim Schick (legal trainee)
"The people at Greenfort gave me a warm welcome. From the beginning I felt the friendly collegiality. From the beginning I was part of varied and exciting mandates. From the beginning I took responsibility. You could say that I was part of the team from the beginning. Therefore I know today that Greenfort keeps its promises, namely innovation, professionalism, collegiality and, above all, plenty of green!"
Christian Leeder (left, legal trainee)
"At Greenfort I feel encouraged to maximise my potential both in my professional and my personal development. And the atmosphere is unbeatable."
Paul Tritschler (left, legal trainee)
"Learning in the best working atmosphere how to work on the highest level."
Güllü Gülver (left, intern from the University of Heidelberg)
"Working with different lawyers enabled me to gain insights into various fields of law with new issues. Anyone who does not only want to participate with already existing knowledge but is also ready to reflect on unknown questions will just fit in here. I could not experience any hierarchy levels between the staff. Everyone is important in his particular field and always a helping hand for others. Everything I just described makes Greenfort to what it is: not just a gathering of highly specialised and effectively working lawyers but teamwork based on friendship."
Marcel Holthuse (right, intern from the University of Osnabrück)
"At Greenfort I experienced an atmosphere of professionalism and mutual appreciation unlike anywhere else. Greenfort is the right place for anyone who appreciates authenticity, innovation and determination and at the same time values a human touch – as client or part of the team. A great experience!"
Stella Roos (left, intern from the University of Frankfurt)
"Passion, teamwork and individuality are very important at this law firm. Dealing with new, exciting issues in different areas of law on a daily basis in an open minded and personal atmosphere is most enjoyable. As an individual you immediately feel welcome and integrated into the team. Greenfort allows you to combine effective, extraordinary and highly qualified work with quality of life."
Pierre Klotz (right, intern from the University of Mannheim)
"Boredom and an unpleasant work atmosphere – Greenfort lacks such features that characterize many other law firms and instead distinguishes itself by its uncompromising good-mood-vibe, amicable atmosphere and authentic humanity. The fact that the highest standards required and the highest quality provided go hand-in-hand makes Greenfort an outstandingly attractive address for (future) lawyers who set themselves high standards and perform accordingly, but at the same time value unrestraint quality of life. High-end and the good life are not mutually exclusive at Greenfort."
Benedict Licina (left, intern from the University of Jena)
"I got in touch with a vast variety of different legal issues at Greenfort, each of them was challenging in its own unique way. If something is difficult, you will find a helping hand, whenever you need it. A truly unique experience I will never forget."
Elena Beyer (right, intern from the University of Frankfurt)
"From the first minute I felt very welcome and perfectly included in the everyday life. The assigned to me tasks allowed me to gain insights into new issues and to apply my existing knowledge. Greenfort is the perfect opportunity to work in a friendly working atmosphere with highly qualified lawyers on very interesting topics."
Adnan Sempek (left, intern from the University of Frankfurt)
"My internship at Greenfort started with a warm welcome and a tour of the office, during which I got to know all of my co-workers. After that I was entrusted with my first case. My mentor explained the case and what I should research in this matter. There was always a new task, a new subject you wouldn’t have heard about in law school before, thus I always learned new things. During the internship I had an office room for myself. In addition, being able to not only ask matters relating to law but also personal questions to all the employees created a kind atmosphere in which I felt comfortable from the start."
Torben Lang (intern from the University of Frankfurt)
"Greenfort is a law firm of open doors. This statement not only gives you a first, rough idea of how a walk through the uniquely decorated corridors of the law firm feels like, but it particularly refers to the values, which are most important at this law firm. At Greenfort, every employee, whether he or she is an intern, assistant or partner, is treated like a valued human individual, from the first day on. However, what makes Greenfort really stand out is that Greenfort combines this humanity with an outstanding expertise, creating a completely new and unique form of a law firm."
Lara Stegner (right, intern from the University of Heidelberg)
"Greenfort strives for excellence in all areas and the atmosphere in the office is great. The office is very nice and comfortable. More importantly, Greenfort cares about their employees and make you feel welcome. On the second day of my internship, there was a surprise event for all employees so I was able to get to know everyone in a different context. Working with the many excellent lawyers gives me the opportunity to learn a lot and get a feeling for the practical work."
Lukas Fleck (intern from the University of Frankfurt)
"Greenfort stands for competence, inventiveness and working at the highest level. These aspects are essential for the daily work. The law firm demonstrates that this fact does not necessarily mean that cooperation and a friendly attitude between the employees have to be pushed in the background.
All this was confirmed on my first day. After getting to know all of the employees, I was integrated in the daily work at Greenfort. I had the chance to work on a lot of different legal topics. I really enjoyed this time especially because I felt very well supported by everyone.
During an internship at Greenfort you have the chance to see so many different things, get to know really kind and friendly people and develop your knowledge."