My first year with Noerr


Dr. Sebastian Fischer, LL.B., B.Sc. | Partner | Litigation | Munich: Sebastian Fischer
I have been with Noerr since February 2011, and before that I worked for another major commercial law firm. This has made me aware of much that is familiar, but also of a number of differences in "law firm culture".
What I find motivating at Noerr, above all, is that young lawyers are expected to show initiative and entrepreneurial commitment at a very early stage. This may be demonstrated in publications or in contributions to client-related, recruitment or other events. In this way, Noerr encourages and demands not only specialist expertise but also entrepreneurial thinking. From the very start, my new colleagues have been very open and always willing to answer questions, which has formed a foundation for trusting and motivational cooperation.

I have found my work with Noerr both very international and, at the same time, very close to the client. For example, one of the first cases that I handled involved defending some directors against claims from an insolvency administrator, which required close coordination with the clients on the factual and legal position. Other proceedings have given me the opportunity to work closely with foreign clients or colleagues in foreign law firms, which has increased my understanding of a different legal perspective. I have always found my exchanges with clients and foreign law firms very refreshing. In order to build on them, I shall soon be spending a few months on secondment to an Asian law firm.

I look forward to meeting new colleagues at Noerr and wish them all a good start!