STATEMENTS

Find out what our employees say about us…

We offer various entry and career opportunities in all areas of law. Read more about individual success stories below.

 

Larissa Müller, trainee at our Frankfurt office

Why did you decide to work for ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN?

Since a seminar during my studies I had the wish to get to know the connection between sport and law not only in theory but also in practice. During my search for a law firm specialising in sports, ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN was recommended to me. Both the experience and expertise of the firm’s Sports Group convinced me after visiting the website and as a result of the interview. In addition, the interview was very pleasant, which was a positive factor for me.

Which expectations did you have at the beginning of your training at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN? And were they fulfilled?

My expectations were exceeded. Right from the start, I was fully involved in the work. I always received good briefings of the tasks to be completed and detailed feedback on all results. It was evident that my mentor and the firm took the training very seriously. Since I would like to improve my English, the English course was very helpful for me. The lectures for trainee lawyers were interesting and at the lunches you quickly got in contact with lawyers, other trainee lawyers and research assistants.

In which area(s) of expertise did you work? What activities were you involved in?

I worked in the Sports, Media & Entertainment practice group. During my elective station, I mainly worked on drafts of statutes and contracts, prepared client correspondence and participated in a constituent meeting of an association court.

What will you take away from your time at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN?

My time at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN inspired me for the legal profession and once again made it very clear to me the great importance of appreciation and friendly cooperation.

 

Julia Simon, research assistant at the Frankfurt am Main office.

Why did you decide to work at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN?

I initially applied to ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN because I wanted to work in a medium-sized German law firm. After the interview I was convinced. The interview was open and pleasant, so I felt very comfortable right from the start. I had the feeling that they were interested not only in my education and qualifications, but also in my person and personality, to find out if I would fit into the firm.

Which expectations did you have at the beginning of your training at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN? Were they fulfilled?

After passing the first state examination and before starting my legal traineeship, I wanted to apply what I had learned in theory and work in law. However, since this was my first position as a research assistant, I did not yet know exactly what to expect and how I would master the tasks. The excitement of the first day was quickly taken away because I was very nicely welcomed by everyone. My work tasks were always explained to me in detail and I could ask questions at any time. Afterwards, I always received feedback on my work. If I had drafted a letter to a client or a brief to the court, I was also sent the final version with the lawyer’s adjustments so that I could compare it with my draft and learn from it. My expectations regarding the scope and the demands of the tasks I was given were exceeded, as were my expectations regarding the working atmosphere. The atmosphere was respectful and collegial without exception, regardless of the position. My work and myself were always met with trust and appreciation.

In which area(s) of competence did you work? What activities were you entrusted with?

As a research assistant, I was responsible for all practice groups and therefore had to handle a variety of different legal issues in all areas of law. My main activities were research, drafting pleadings, memos, client letters and articles, revising contracts and translations.

What will you take away from your time at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN?

I have gained a lot of experience in the one and a half years I have been working there, which I will be able to draw on both in the stages of my traineeship and in my further professional future. In addition, it became clear to me how important respectful but also cordial cooperation is for effective teamwork.

 

Rachid Bouchequif, trainee lawyer at the Frankfurt am Main office.

Why did you decide to work for ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN?

After I had the opportunity to get to know ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN via a pleasant conversation at the JuraCon in Frankfurt, I was immediately attracted by the possibility of working in a larger internationally oriented law firm with a nevertheless manageable number of national offices. Right at the beginning, I was advised which department would be suitable for me based on my main interests in private international law and procedural law in general. Such an open discussion ultimately made my decision to join ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN as a trainee lawyer easier.

Which expectations did you have at the beginning of your training at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN? Were they fulfilled?

As part of my traineeship, I expected to get to know the day-to-day legal work of a law firm with international clients. For me, this meant both working with legal issues in terms of drafting pleadings and the “practical implementation” in the courtroom. Both aspects were fulfilled to my full satisfaction. In particular, I was able to accompany the lawyers to court hearings several times. Furthermore, I received regular feedback on the documents I drafted, which also helped me in the further processing of the cases.

In which area(s) of competence did you work? What activities were you entrusted with?

I mainly worked in the Transport, Aviation & Logistics (“TAL”) department. Among other tasks, I had the opportunity to examine legal questions regarding air passenger rights and related compensation payments of internationally known airlines. This involved drafting pleadings for court proceedings as well as solving specific legal problems in the form of legal opinions. In addition, there were research assignments with regard to the latest case law, both nationally and internationally.

What will you take away from your time at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN?

After almost a year at ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN, I will take with me from the support I have received in my daily work as a lawyer that I have also been able to condense the solution of complex legal issues to the essentials and present them in a way that is comprehensible to the client. I was also able to expand my knowledge of various research methods and possibilities due to the diverse problems I encountered. In addition, I take with me from this time a better economic understanding of the fundamental interest of the client through the generous involvement in the correspondence with the clients.