If you’re looking for a head start in your career.

The foundation of a successful career as a commercial lawyer is laid at university and during your legal traineeship. When training with us, you can expect a steep learning curve and excellent career prospects as well as a competitive salary and a strong team culture.

A strong start before entry

Training on the job

You will work in your chosen area with a number of partners with various specializations who will help you acquire a broad range of knowledge and develop your own unique style. At GOF, you will be closely involved in client matters right from the start and have nearly the same responsibilities as graduate hires.

On projects in the mid-cap sector for top-class clients, you will develop your skills in legal drafting, negotiation and project management. This early involvement gives all our trainees a significant edge over their peers in big international firms.

GOF Academy

We also offer training that is not directly related to our work for clients. For this purpose, we have developed our GOF Academy program, which imparts legal and business know-how in the relevant subject areas as well as useful soft skills:

  • In regular, interactive seminars, you will receive practical training from our partners in the areas of corporate law, M&A, private equity and finance. 
  • In the areas of antitrust law, foreign trade law, labor law and tax law, we also hold regular seminars with our renowned partner law firms. 
  • A two-day seminar on accounting and company valuation will give you an understanding of business management.
  • You will learn how to juggle numbers in our Excel course. But we also train soft skills (e.g., body language, rhetorics and, negotiation management).

Our legal trainees and research assistants are eligible for all offers of the GOF Academy.

Our models for trainees and PhD students

Parallel to your PhD: Are you currently working on your PhD, but want practical experience as well? Then you also have options at GOF. And if you’re still looking for a topic for your PhD thesis, we’d be glad to help you find it. You will also benefit from our connections with academics and foundations.

Parallel to your traineeship: We also welcome legal trainees who are at a mandatory stage of their legal traineeship but also want workplace experience with a respected law firm.

During your lawyer or elective stage: You can gain valuable work experience at GOF during the relevant training stations (Rechtsanwaltsstation, Wahlstation). We are extremely flexible when it comes to the number of working days, your overall time with us and leave to prepare for exams.

Real career prospects after training

The chances of employment at the end of your traineeship are particularly high. If you are a match for our firm, both professionally and personally, we’ll discuss your opportunities before you take your second state exam. Which means you can prepare for that exam with added peace of mind.

Open vacancies

If you are passionate about a career as a commercial lawyer, working with high-profile and international clients as part of a team where each individual counts, then we look forward to receiving your application. We expect excellent legal qualifications and an equally good team ethic:

Trainees Corporate/M&A (m/f/d)

Maria Reh
Former research assistant

Rarely I have learned so much in such a short time. I was always able to count on my colleagues for support.

Dr. Lucas Lengersdorf
Former research assistant, during PhD studies

As well as supporting me with my thesis, GOF offered an excellent social life with regular events. These events are an integral part of life at the firm (drinks, Oktoberfest, ski weekend in Kitzbühel, etc.). 

Contact person

Stefanie Herr
Manager Operations & HR

Hackenstraße 5

80331 Munich

Tel. 089 24 22 411 - 0


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