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.
Join the world of Greenfort. Develop yourself - through individual
career and life models. Deal with high-profile challenges.
Genuine opportunities for clear cut individuals of any gender:
those who enjoy life and have the best skills to offer.
Looking forward to convincing and striking resumes are:
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 page 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. Awaken 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.
Growing with Greenfort
younger lawyers are happy
The concept is going down well: According to the ranking in Azur magazine, Greenfort belongs to the 100 top employers in Germany 2019. In the category “staff happiness”, Greenfort achieved 94 out of 100 points and thus was ranked on 46th 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
Martin Asmuß, LL.M. (UCLA)
Das steht auf meiner Visitenkarte:
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?
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.
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.
My internship at Greenfort was great! I am very grateful that I have been welcomed to such a nice team. The welcome itself was already incredibly warm and the outstanding atmosphere remained throughout my entire internship. The working atmosphere was always very positive and I was especially impressed by the teamwork. One could see how working together results in the best outcomes. It was a great feeling to be part of this team. I had the opportunity to learn how legal work takes place in practice and is brought to life. I was surprised how much time everyone at Greenfort took for me. I can really recommend an internship at Greenfort; it is a great opportunity to get an insight into exciting and international legal work.
After a few days here, I realized why this law firm is called Greenfort. Green stands for hope, harmony and serenity! I was able to experience all of this during my internship. Hope, in the sense that I am in the orientation phase for my choice of university studies and through insights into projects, research work and discussions with lawyers I was able to gain a clear picture of what law means in practical work.
The past three weeks I spent typing, archiving, debating and investigating. The Greenfort team broadened my mind, in legal as well as in cultural issues. The Greenfort spirit represents an unique approach to law and this not only on the photos online. Insights into projects as well as introduction and support in learning juridical tools are guaranteed with Greenfort. Team spirit, modesty and down-to-earthiness are highly valued here. After numerous talks about projects and university study, lunches and court visits, it is certain: With Greenfort everybody is integrated, whether at the top or still at the bottom of the career ladder! Enthusiastic faces and inspiring words encourage not only the Greenfort team, but also own ambitions!
Looking back at my time here at Greenfort, I think of a wonderful time that just flew by. The people who work here have particularly inspired me through their cordiality, warmth, down-to-earth attitude and skills. At Greenfort, encounters take place at eye level so I felt appreciated and welcome at all times. During my internship, Greenfort gave me the opportunity to explore new areas of law, which allowed me to improve my way of working. Through my internship at Greenfort I was able to experience a firm culture that I can imagine very well for my future – working within a well-coordinated and professional team, treat each other like a being family. Thank you very much for these great experiences.
(Scientific assistant UNI Frankfurt)
“Audere est facere – To dare is to do” at Greenfort in the villa of the canonesses of Cronstetten. At Greenfort, everybody counts. All individuals and their differences find their place. I really enjoyed working with this series of clever and interesting people. All this makes Greenfort a place to which one, like me, likes to return to again and again. If you also have a sense of aesthetics and drive – this is the place to be!
(Internship ebs law school Wiesbaden)
The atmosphere at Greenfort is unlike any other law firm I have ever experienced. The perfect mixture between professionalism and honest kindness influences the own working attitude drastically. Even areas of law and questions which one may have labelled boring and exhausting are becoming interesting due to their practical relevance and their importance for the client and useful for the future. Another big point is the open-mindedness concerning arguments and concepts one may want to add to the solution-finding process, so you automatically become a supporting part of the structure. I can therefore only recommend Greenfort as your internship, you won’t regret it.
For me Greenfort is a place where great, friendly atmosphere somehow manages to go hand in hand with extraordinary professionalism.
From “Happy Greenfort” song at the beginning of my internship (and many more songs that were to come) to everyday handling of the client work, from intriguing discussions about law to amusing lunchbreaks, one simply feels welcomed here. An “open door” policy in Greenfort is not just an empty slogan and the atmosphere here is far from the usual unfriendly corporate environment. Yet at the same time, the Greenfort lawyers maintain top professionality when it comes to representing their clients, which I find to be an exceptional combination.
During the internship at Greenfort, one actually gets a chance to work on real projects, usually with cross-border aspects, so for someone interested in international private law like myself, this is a just an amazing opportunity to see how its theory works in practice.
Everyone is very helpful, ready to explain everything and shows a great deal of patience, even with dozens of my actually unrelated questions, usually on the topic “…and how does exactly this work in Germany?”.
A grey office atmosphere. That’s what I expected from my internship at a law firm. But from the very first moment I was proved wrong. I was received by a friendly mentor and immediately integrated into the normal daily work of the team of assistants. After a short time I was allowed to work independently. Shortly before the end of my first internship day, the whole team welcomed me with a serenade and flowers. My motivation for the next two weeks was therefore enormous. I will definitely miss the time at Greenfort because I was accepted as part of the entire team right from the start and was able to gain a lot of insight into the activities of an assistant.
(Legal Internship Italy)
Allesandra about her internship: First thing that comes to my mind when thinking about Greenfort is: “WOW!” Everything, from the people to the welcoming traditions, from Lord Greenfort’s legend to the songs, from the variety of fields of expertise and challenging law cases to the top legal experts/mentors one can find here, literally everything has contributed to make my internship a once-in-life time experience. The lawyers have involved me in exciting and captivating projects and allowed me to take on responsibilities from the very first day. They were always prompt to satisfy my curiosity or doubts and showed me a practical, high-quality approach to case-solving. I am rewarded so much not only in terms of professional but also of personal development and constantly feel motivated to push past the limits of my comfort zone. I was fortunate to be here for the firm’s birthday and was overwhelmed to find exactly the same huge smiles on everyone’s faces that these hard-workers wear during every day working hours. At Greenfort, I really feel the passion the lawyers and assistants put in their job and this is the kind of environment I will look for in my professional career. I came here with the idea of working with new colleagues, but actually Greenfort people are much more than just colleagues, they are a big family and I am so blessed to have been part of it. Stay hungry, stay Green!
(Internship UNI Oslo)
“I loved the atmosphere at Greenfort from the second I entered the building. Greenfort is definitely “movers and shakers”, a new generation of lawyers embracing the future with new and unorthodox, but nevertheless high-end solutions. With today’s talk about digitization and artificial intelligence and their impact on legal services as we know them, I am excited to work at a firm like Greenfort and to have the chance to look into a variety of fields from traditional corporate law and M&A to new legal questions in IoT (Internet of Things). With this range of professional expertise and the people at Greenfort, I am certain that Greenfort is ready for whatever the future will bring. I’d say “bring it on!” and am looking forward to learning even more from everyone and being a part of it!”
(Internship Uni Frankfurt)
“From one task to the next and in between some cake, singing and always fun and joy at work. This is how I would describe my internship at Greenfort. Right from the beginning, I was involved in the client work and was able to make my contribution. Now, I can look back on a time of constant learning with new challenges and great support from all colleagues. Thank you for that, Greenfort!”
Christoph von Campenhausen
(Internship Uni Freiburg)
In addition to theoretical studies, the study regulations demands for internships – to learn practical approaches. I didn’t even experience the cliché of preparing coffee and copying once at Greenfort. From the very beginning, I was challenged and promoted in all areas of law and integrated into the “firm family”. Diversified legal questions, some of which are less familiar from studies, a great deal of support, involvement in client work and constructive feedback make up the perfect mix and – in line with the study regulations – provide a “look beyond one’s own nose”. Thank you very much!
Greenfort in one sentence: Top legal work at the best of moods!
(Internship Uni Mannheim)
Green is the color of hope and I hope that Greenfort’s way of working catches on. The working atmosphere, the collegiality and the passion each and every one in this office has, are inspiring and contagious. During my internship at Greenfort I was able to gather new experiences and pleasant memories. Many thanks to everyone!
(Internship Uni 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.
(Internship Uni Frankfurt)
Thanks to the friendly atmosphere and many interesting tasks, even an intern, who becomes a part of the team for only a few weeks, can feel the strong team spirit. Since my internship started, I am excited when I hear the sound of my alarm clock in the morning. I had a great time here. Thank you!
(Internship Uni 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.
(Internship Uni 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.
(Internship Uni 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.
Mia Ramic and Franziska Höbald
Mia about her internship: “My time at Greenfort has offered me insight into various areas of law and numerous possibilities to participate in high quality work. I’ve felt welcomed and as part of the team from the very first day.”
Franziska about her time at Greenfort: “My internship at Greenfort gave me first insights into different legal areas and the associated legal work. Moreover I always felt welcomed and well received by the team.”
(Internship Uni 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.
Adnan Sempek (Internship Uni 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.
(Internship Uni 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.
Marcel Holthusen (Internschip Uni 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!