If you want to follow your own path.

We are a modern, dynamic and service-oriented firm, but with traditional values of integrity, loyalty and respect. We don’t allow silo attitudes, and we don’t tolerate me-first behaviour. Rather, we work as a team to serve our high-profile clients and we celebrate our achievements together.

Working for a leading commercial law firm

High-profile international clients

GOF advises a range of high-profile international clients who regularly feature in the business press. Industry publications such as WirtschaftsWoche, FOCUS and JUVE regularly rank us among the leading commercial law firms in Germany.

Just as our clients are international, so too is the typical working day at GOF. We have close partnerships with leading law firms around the world, and we collaborate on a regular basis. If you are not already fluent in English, you soon will be.

 

The GOF spirit – traditional values reimagined

We are particularly proud of our collegial culture and warm environment. Our partnership is based on the lockstep model, i.e. team performance is always more important than individual results. There is no room for silo attitudes, me-first behaviour, unnecessary formality or destructive internal competition. Plus our social events are legendary.

Diversity

Diversity is something we take very seriously. We value an excellent gender balance within the firm. The main things we look for when selecting applicants are team spirit, academic excellence, international experience and an entrepreneurial mindset. Every team member brings their own set of skills and makes their own unique contribution.

Well connected

To succeed as a commercial lawyer you need an excellent network. Whether you’re a recent graduate, lateral hire or trainee (m/f/x), you will have access to our international contacts, including law firms, legal departments, investment banks and tax consultancy/auditing firms. We also host regular meet-up events for our GOF alumni.

If you want the freedom to be who you are.

Our firm is a collective where unique personalities have the freedom and scope to grow. Every team member brings their own set of skills and makes their own unique contribution.

The ideal platform to launch your career

The key to success in your career as a commercial lawyer is to get the best possible training. Close involvement in client matters and plenty of individual responsibility, backed by accompanying seminars and training events as part of the GOF Academy, all enable recent graduates, trainees and university students to acquire key legal and commercial expertise.

When the rythm of a large firm doesn’t match your beat.

Weekends are a time for family and friends – not for working. With all the challenges we face in our professional careers, it’s essential we have time to unwind. That is why we always aim for a good work/life balance.

So­cia­li­zing at GOF