Germany early careers

Are you looking for new challenges and the chance to take your career to the next level?

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Build your global future with us

At A&O Shearman, we lead the market by finding new ways to meet the challenges our clients face.

Whatever your area of expertise and wherever your ambitions lie, we provide you with the platform to develop your career and the challenges to help you realize your full potential. But we're offering more than just exciting work. We care about our people, which is why we foster a culture of inclusivity and belonging. When you start your career with us, you'll be learning from the best in an environment that celebrates your individuality.

Our opportunities

Legal clerks (Referendariat)

Interns and students


Legal clerks (Referendariat)

Enjoy our top-notch training during your clerkship stages and become part of our team.

At A&O Shearman, you will participate in a first-class training program, gain global experience, work on innovative deals and learn from lawyers who are leaders in their fields. Here is an excerpt of what our program offers:

  • Refresher Courses 
  • Exam simulation workshops
  • Legal English
  • Social events
  • Buddy program

Experienced colleagues take over the buddy-role and support with all questions about internal processes and training opportunities. Networking with our trainees, associates and partners is promoted through joint lunches and get-togethers - of course, shared successes are also celebrated at A&O Shearman as part of our social events.

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Our team are on hand to discuss the opportunities we have on offer. 

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