Associates

Homburger is always on the lookout for excellent and motivated lawyers as well as (future) tax advisors.


Only a select few law firms in Switzerland are in a position to offer their young associates similarly challenging and interesting work. At Homburger, you will counsel leading companies and entrepreneurs from Switzerland and abroad. In a stimulating and collegial atmosphere, you will provide our clients with creative and innovative solutions. While working within our firm, you will be constantly supported by experienced lawyers and offered the opportunity to further develop your professional skills both within and outside our office.



Working in different practice areas


The broad range of our practice allows us to advise and represent clients in all aspects of commercial law. Our specialization allows us to solve issues efficiently, timely and in the best possible quality.


Our expertise includes the following areas:


  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition | Regulatory
  • Compliance
  • Corporate | M&A
  • Crisis Management
  • Employment Law and Executive Compensation
  • IP | IT
  • Insurance
  • Investigations and Enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring | Insolvency
  • Tax
  • White Collar Crime

As such, you do not work for a specific partner; rather, you work in the team of your choice. Every team has several partners and associates. The teams are responsible for developing and maintaining a high level of professional know-how in their respective areas of commercial law and for sharing their knowledge with clients as well as with other teams. At Homburger, you will mostly work with the members of your team but have the opportunity to work with and support other teams on mandates requiring legal advice in your field.



Education


The teams meet on a weekly or on a monthly basis in order to stay up to date with the latest legal developments, case law and doctrine in their field of specialty and to further develop their professional know-how. In addition, firm-wide educational training in specific areas of the law is organized on a regular basis.



International perspective


Most of our lawyers have completed post-graduate programs at a university in the United States or the United Kingdom (LL.M.). Many of our lawyers have also practiced abroad. We encourage our associates to further expand their legal training and earn practical experience in an international environment. In planning their stay abroad, our associates can benefit from our excellent connections with foreign universities, renowned international law firms and international clients.



Partnership


We only hire legal professionals who share our values and our culture of service, and who have the potential to become a partner. Accordingly, we entrust our associates with challenging and varied client work in a stimulating and supportive atmosphere. We are committed to developing in each of our associates the skills that are required to become a partner. While working at Homburger, you are supervised by a member of the partnership. Your mentor is your primary contact person and is available to discuss any issues or concerns that may arise. Your mentor will also present you with your annual assessment, prepared by the partnership as a whole. After five years, the partnership will decide whether an associate will be offered partnership. If an offer is made, the associate will be made partner after a total of seven to eight years at the firm.


Associates who do not become partners with our firm generally lead successful careers as in-house counsel or become partners with other law firms. Several of our former associates have also excelled in academic careers.



Application process


Upon receipt of your application, we will schedule an interview at which three partners will be present. Should your application follow a positive course, we will invite you to a second interview, after which you will also have the opportunity to meet some of our associates in an informal setting.


We look forward to receiving your application (including a curriculum vitae, a copy of your university degree and references). Please use our online job portal or send your application to:


Homburger AG

Dr. Claude Lambert

Prime Tower

Hardstrasse 201

8005 Zurich

E-mail: claude.lambert@homburger.ch

Main contact

Dr. Claude Lambert

Partner

E-mail

Homburger AG
Prime Tower
Hardstrasse 201
CH-8005 Zurich