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It’s all about lawyering

Being a successful lawyer is about more than just knowing the law. It requires broad knowledge and a set of skills: knowledge management, negotiation techniques, written and oral communication skills, business development and more. It also requires social, mental and physical health. We call this holistic approach to the practice of law “lawyering”.

Schoenherr believes in lawyering and encourages the development of well-rounded lawyers. With us, you will find the kind of work, meet the kind of people, develop the kind of skills and acquire the kind of knowledge that opens doors and broadens career perspectives, wherever you go and whatever you do. 

You want to know more about the lawyering concept?

feel the spirit
At Schoenherr, you will be part of a vibrant, international corporate culture where social, mental and physical health are valued as part of the holistic “lawyering” concept.

The firm sponsors various social and sporting events. Practice group trainings provide an opportunity for team building and socializing with members of other offices.

be international
“Internationality” is another reason to join us.
At Schoenherr, you will work in multi-cultural, multi-lingual teams on major cross-border deals. You will also have the opportunity for secondment to a best-friend firm, thus developing new skills, getting involved in different kinds of work, experiencing a new culture and broadening your perspective.

color your work life
Working for a big firm can often mean long hours, of course. But those hours will be filled with exciting, challenging and important work – the kind of work that prepares you for a successful legal career.

At Schoenherr, you will have the opportunity to choose from and move between various practice areas: banking, finance & capital markets, compliance & white collar crime, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, employment, EU & competition law, insolvency & restructuring, insurance, IP IT & life sciences, new technologies, real estate, regulatory and tax.

You will work on complex headline deals involving recognized companies – important and challenging work that opens doors and can be a springboard to other career possibilities.

The firm is also active in the more intellectual side of the law, so you can be too. Schoenherr lawyers regularly publish books, legal primers, commentaries on legislation, and articles in respected legal publications. Also, many of our partners lecture in the region’s best universities.

strive for excellence & get coached
Ongoing training and learning is a key part of “lawyering” and essential to delivering high-quality legal services. At Schoenherr, our many educational opportunities set us apart from the competition.

Our Summer Associate Program is a unique opportunity for students and pre-professionals to work side by side with renowned legal experts in a real-world environment in Schoenherr’s Vienna office.
In our “lawyering” concept, every lawyer has a mentor. The mentor is responsible for providing detailed feedback on the lawyer’s work and is an integrated part of the work process. The goal is to introduce new lawyers to the firm’s best practices, teach them how to spot and solve legal problems and enable them to profit from the mentor’s knowledge and experience.

Practice group trainings take place twice a year and offer another educational (and teambuilding) opportunity.

Finally, the Schoenherr Academy is a unique resource for young lawyers to acquire valuable skills and knowledge. The Academy offers various internal trainings, some required for advancement within the firm. Examples of past trainings include due diligence, interpreting balance sheets, tax basics, lawyers’ language, client care, presentation techniques, rhetoric, negotiation techniques, legal research, and document and knowledge management systems.

Schoenherr believes in lawyering and encourages the development of well-rounded lawyers. With us, you will find the kind of work, meet the kind of people, develop the kind of skills and acquire the kind of knowledge that opens doors and broadens career perspectives, wherever you go and whatever you do.