Your Career

A career path at Hengeler Mueller takes a series of clearly defined steps that you can rely on.

We ensure that every associate follows the same timeline. You always know where you stand. And you receive regular feedback from your tutor and the partners you work with, discussing your career as it progresses. 


From day one: opportunities for direct involvement in case work and on-the-job training

When Alexander Berkle started as an associate at our Berlin office in 2021, he had already got to know Hengeler Mueller from his time as a law clerk.


After 18 months: decision about inclusion on our letterhead

After 1½ exciting years as an associate, Caroline Beyersdorf, Munich, has found her name on the firm's letterhead since ­January 2022.


Senior Associate

After 3 years: appointment as Senior Associate in recognition of increasing responsibility and expertise

As a senior associate in Düssel­dorf since December 2021, Friedrich Steinert regularly assumes a key role in the project management of large matters due to his experience.

International Assignment

From year 4: nine to twelve-month international assignment in an English-speaking country for associates who do not hold an LL.M.

Oda Goetzke, senior associate in Düsseldorf, recently gained international experience and new ideas at Davis Polk & Wardwell in London.


Secondment in Germany

After 4 or 5 years: six-month assignment at another office in Germany

Ingo Berner, senior associate in Berlin, forged valuable working relationships during his posting in our Munich office.


After 5 years: "sounding" in the partner meeting about potential for becoming a partner

After her successful sounding, Sarah Milde has been a partner out of our Munich office since January 2022.


After 6 years (not including international assignment): the partners’ meeting decides on election to the partnership

Antonia Hösch has been a partner based in our Frankfurt office since January 2020.