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You already have professional experience as a lawyer under your belt. But now you’d like to take on new challenges or pursue a different career path. Perhaps you’re currently part of an outplacement process. Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect place to start your career. Look no further: PERCONEX is your partner for careers in the legal work environment. We have exciting prospects for you. Become part of our team and support legal departments at companies and law firms - as a project lawyer!

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WHAT DOES PERCONEX DO?

PERCONEX provides the highest quality legal staffing services. We believe in a new, contemporary way of working in the legal sector and we focus all our efforts on achieving this goal. Our clients: Candidates as well as companies and law firms. Our aim is to offer the best to both sides: exciting opportunities for project lawyers with top employers as well as flexible specialists for interim projects.

We are the innovators. Inspired by similar business models in other countries, we were the first to introduce the project lawyer concept to Germany in 2005, thereby establishing a new, strategic model for the most efficient use of human resources on the market. Since then, we have been pioneering trend-setting solutions to the structural changes in the legal working world.

Since its founding, PERCONEX has been setting new trends with the placement of project lawyers on the German staffing services market. The project lawyers are assigned for pre-defined periods of time with our clients: as reinforcements in the event of an increased workload, as specialists for a specific area of law or as temporary replacements. Our more than 250 reference clients from all industries include major law firms and legal departments from internationally operating corporations, including many of the DAX 30 companies, as well as medium-sized companies.

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Why Perconex?

FIRST-CLASS PROJECTS

We arrange challenging project assignments with interesting clients for professionally experienced experts. Contribute your expertise to leading companies and law firms on a project basis.

Ideal for newcomers

We make it possible for you to gain professional experience at well-known companies and top law firms - even without above-average state examinations. This is not only good for your CV and specialisation, but there are also options for direct hiring.

Support from professionals

From one lawyer to another: Our recruiters take the time to get to know you, because staffing issues are best solved in one-to-one discussions. With legal know-how, empathy and commitment, we support you on your personal career path.

ATTRACTIVE WORKING HOURS

We are committed to work-life balance. At PERCONEX, overtime is the exception, not the rule. Our working hours correspond to the classic 40-hour work week. Any overtime is paid or compensated with free time. This leaves enough time for career planning and private matters.
FURTHER ADVANTAGES AS A PROJECT LAWYER

Some of the many benefits:

  • Possible to start work on projects within a short period of time
  • Project assignments with top law firms and well-known companies
  • Option of permanent employment as a direct hire
  • Guaranteed work-life balance thanks to a 40-hour week
  • Various part-time options
  • Attractive salary packages combined with overtime pay or compensatory time of
  • Continued pay in the case of illness and on public holidays
  • Financial support for travel and accommodation costs for assignments that are out of town
  • Admission to the bar required for a project? PERCONEX has got you covered:
    • the one-off administrative fee for submitting the application
    • the bar admission fee for one year
    • professional liability insurance for one year

Exclusive employee benefits programme

WHO IS PERCONEX LOOKING FOR?

  • Law graduates
  • Lawyers with professional experience
    • Fully qualified lawyers
    • Lawyers with a diploma
    • Business law graduates
    • Business lawyers (LL.B., LL.M.)
    • Individuals with foreign law degrees

 

WHERE ARE YOU ASSIGNED?

  • Large law firms
  • Medium-sized law firms
  • Boutique law firms
  • DAX-30 companies
  • Medium-sized companies

Carolin H.
on her project work as a launching
pad for her career at a real estate
service provider in Hamburg

From project work to direct hire

After my legal education and training, I didn’t know exactly which field I wanted to work in long term. In order not to waste any time, I started looking for a temporary position right after my oral legal exam.

As a project lawyer, you have the opportunity to start your career and gain work experience at very short notice and with a flexible schedule. In my case, I was able to gain insight into a well-known company and find out whether an in-house job suited me, as well as make valuable professional contacts. After a few weeks, I was already very familiar with the company’s processes. Over time, the tasks became more and more tailored to my skill set and I was introduced to new areas.

The great working atmosphere convinced me to apply for a direct position in another department. I had the distinct advantage during the application process of already knowing the structures, work processes and databases used at the company. I worked on the project for five months until I switched to a permanent position.

S. Nelson
on her work as a project lawyer
in contract and procurement law

Security vs. flexibility on the job? My project allows me to have both

After a traditional legal education, I initially worked for 12 years as an in-house lawyer in various functions. Public IT procurement emerged as my professional focus, and I recently added procurement in the context of development cooperation to my areas of expertise. In 2019, I decided to set up my own business as a project lawyer in order to be able to pursue both areas at the same time and have more flexibility.

For me, it was the ideal step on my way from permanent employment to self-employment, because I basically work like a freelancer, but can enjoy the advantages of a permanent position. The position of project lawyer offers greater flexibility with project assignments but at the same time peace of mind, because at the end of the day, you are employed.

Since these assignments are mostly to ‘put out fires’ at a company in need, you are welcomed with open arms and can directly generate added value, which is rewarded. This makes working fun!

T. Gayle, on her work
as a project lawyer
at a large law firm

Better resume, better opportunities

After my legal training, I was looking for a permanent position at a law firm. My grades were not good enough for an international law firm. I studied the job ads on the relevant portals every day and found an interesting job ad from PERCONEX: Project lawyer in a large law firm for about three months.

This was a viable option for me to bridge the gap until I found permanent employment. After sending my application documents to PERCONEX, I was invited to introduce myself in an interview. On that very same day, I was introduced to the client in writing, and on the next day I attended a personal interview at the assignment office.

Everything went very quickly. The client was convinced I was a good match and I started the assignment a few days later. Of course, I continued to submit applications for permanent employment while I was on the assignment, now with the distinct advantage that I could include this large law firm on my CV. And this significantly increased my chances during the application process. After three months I had to end the assignment because I had found my dream job in a smaller firm.

K. Scholz,
on her assignment in the
the legal department of a large
financial services company

Three days after initial contact, a job!

After returning from London, I was looking for a new professional challenge in Germany, preferably in-house. PERCONEX contacted me through an online platform and briefly described the assignment: a project lawyer in an international financial services company.

It sounded really interesting and on that same day, I had my first call with PERCONEX. The framework conditions were right for me, and the assignment made sense for my professional development. PERCONEX submitted my details to the client straight away, and an interview was set up for the very next day.

My first day of work was three days after I first talked with PERCONEX. I enjoyed the job so much that after nine months, the company hired me as a permanent employee.