As a fully qualified lawyer, you have the opportunity to start your career in our new Dispute Resolution practice unit.


Our Dispute Resolution practice unit offers a new, innovative litigation service for representing our clients in mass action proceedings in Germany. It adds a further building block to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s market-leading portfolio in the field of dispute resolution.

With this new unit, we guarantee tailor-made legal representation of our clients throughout Germany. In this way, we are responding to their growing demand for management and support of complex, mass litigation proceedings from a single source, relying on our talent, training and technology:

Our litigators are dedicated lawyers who are generally at the beginning of their legal careers. They represent our clients before the German civil courts and directly apply the knowledge they have acquired during their studies and traineeship in a practical setting. We look for individuals with strong communication skills and an interest in litigation who want to develop both personally and professionally, and build up their own profiles as lawyers.


All litigators take part in our specially tailored, internal training programme. We provide various modules in the areas of “Litigation Skills”, “Legal Professional Practice” and “Soft Skills” for our litigators to develop their professional and personal skills.


We work with innovative legal tech products that we continuously improve and develop. This is how we are driving forward the legal work of the future.


How do I become part of the team?
What requirements do I have to satisfy to apply as a litigator at Freshfields?

We welcome exciting personalities with foresight, who enjoy working in a team and are enthusiastic about appearing in court. You have strong communication skills, a careful and reliable approach to work and have at least satisfactory exam results. The field of dispute resolution should already have aroused your interest.

How can I apply and what documents do I need to include in my application?

Your complete application should consist of a cover letter, your CV in tabular form and all relevant certificates from high school leaving exams onwards. Please combine your documents in a PDF file and submit it via our application portal.

What happens after I apply?

Based on our selection criteria, we will make a pre-selection after receiving the applications. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview at our offices or via MS Teams.