As an experienced professional at FPS, you can expect a career path that offers you not only a professional environment and interesting legal challenges, but also a law firm with a culture of partnership. We support you with a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development – in an ideal working atmosphere for legal skills, understanding of economics and creativity to develop.

Career opportunities at FPS


First to third year Associate

Development of professional expertise and personal abilities, accompanied by mentoring and an open feedback culture.

Senior associate

From the fourth year Senior associate

Refining of the legal and job profile through growing responsibility for client work and personal business structure within the firm.

Associate partner

From the sixth year Associate partner

Aufnahme in die assoziierte Partnerschaft verbunden mit der stärkeren Einbeziehung in die strategischen Fragen der Kanzlei, beispielsweise durch die Teilnahme an deutschlandweiten Partnerversammlungen. Zudem erfolgt die Anpassung des Vergütungsmodels an den neuen Karriereschritt.

Local partner / counsel

Local partner / counsel

Want to put your particular expertise to entrepreneurial and strategic use? That’s not a problem at FPS. We value your high-quality work and your character. Of course, the path to a role as an equity partner is open.

Equity partner

Equity partner

If you have the appropriate professional and personal abilities, you can take the step into partnership. As an independent law firm, we choose our own partners, grow from within and offer realistic partnership prospects. From this point on, the priorities are establishing and maintaining client relationships, developing your own team and shaping the future of the firm.

Further training for experienced professionals

How to FPS
Onboarding programme for a successful start
How to FPS

We support the start of your career and ensure you get straight into the groove with the ‘How to FPS’ programme, which is aimed at associates in their first year of work. The onboarding includes a wide range of workshops that cover legal topics and soft skills. The focus is also on getting to know and networking with new colleagues – including those in other departments. We look forward to meeting you!

How to FPS Advanced
Series of workshops for associates and senior associates
How to FPS advanced

Varied tasks require a wide range of knowledge and skills. We make sure that you can develop yourself for the long term at FPS. In the ‘How to FPS advanced’ workshop series, professional coaches and trainers impart knowledge and provide fresh impetus. In this way, our associates and senior associates can grow and further develop their professional and personal strengths.

Offer for associates
Legal specialisation, LLM or doctorate?

We don’t just concern ourselves with your first steps into a successful career, but also your continuous professional development. That is why we not only cover the costs of your training as a specialist lawyer, but also support you in earning your Master of Laws degree or in completing your doctorate.

The platform for a virtual learning journey
The FPS Compass

Modern learning is flexible, individual and available anywhere. The ‘Compass’ digital learning experience platform guides you on the path to new knowledge and abilities.

With more than 200 training courses in the areas of law, legal tech, office tech and soft skills, the ‘Compass’ provides digital training for all FPS employees that makes it fun to acquire new competencies.

The direct route to FPS


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Simply send us an email with your application documents. We will get back to you within a few days.


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Let’s talk

We will meet in one of our offices or via Teams. We can take our time and decide together if we are a good fit.


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If both parties are convinced, we look forward to bringing you on board. 
Welcome to FPS!

Benefits for experienced professionals

Company pension schemes

Out of the company, out of mind? Not at all. We will support you in your hard-earned retirement after your time at the firm.

Company phone

With your company mobile phone, you can be reached anywhere during working hours. Thereafter, it’s time to switch off.

Flexible working time models

Adapting your work to your life: with our flexible and individual working models, your professional and private life can fit together perfectly.


The legal world is always changing. We offer you regular training courses to ensure that you are ideally prepared for new challenges.

Health and sports

With your EGYM Wellpass membership, you can enjoy exercise and well-being throughout the country.

Company bike

We make sure that everything keeps rolling smoothly. By bike, you can get through the big city quickly and stay fit*.

*Available for the Frankfurt branch.

Mentoring programme

Practical experience with the pros: experienced lawyers are there to advise you at the start of your career.

Mobile working

In the office today, working from home tomorrow: with our 40/60 model, you can decide for yourself where you want to work.

Snacks and drinks

It’s not easy to work on an empty stomach, which is why we make sure you’re always catered for.

Social events

Interact, exchange ideas, have fun together: working relationships can soon turn into friendships at our numerous social events.

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A worry-free start to your career

We support you with your specialisation, LLM and doctorate on the path to becoming a lawyer and take care of the lawyer’s third-party liability for you.

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Special deals

From technology to travel and lifestyle items: you can benefit from a wide range of exclusive offers on our FPS deals portal.

Application FAQ

  • How can I apply to FPS?

    Apply online via our website. To do so, upload your application documents such as a cover letter, CV, references and any employment records as PDF files. Click here to view current vacancies.

  • Can I send a speculative application?

    We are always looking for qualified and committed colleagues. If there is currently no vacancy advertised on our careers page that matches your profile or what you are looking for, feel free to send us a speculative application. If we don’t have a space that fits you at the moment, with your consent we will add you to our talent pool and contact you whenever a suitable vacancy arises.

  • What documents should I include in my application?

    A full set of application documents makes the application process much simpler for both parties. With that in mind, your application should include a convincing letter of motivation, your CV and any relevant degree certificates and employment records.

  • What lead times should I keep in mind?

    If you are starting your career, want to change jobs or if you are working as a research assistant, it is often possible to join FPS very quickly. Send us your application with your desired starting date and scope of work and we will check everything else as soon as possible. 
    Ideally, you should plan a lead time of at least six months for a role as part of your legal clerkship. Please note the set application deadline for our internship programme FPS in Practice, which runs on a regular basis.

  • How does the application process work?

    As soon as we receive your application, we will send you confirmation of receipt via email. As a rule, we will get back to you within one to two weeks at the most. If your application impresses us, we will invite you for an interview. This gives you the opportunity to get to know FPS and the team and both sides will find out whether they can picture working together on a personal and professional level. If everyone is convinced after the interview, you will receive a contract offer and we will be very happy to welcome you into the FPS team.

  • Who do I contact if I have further questions?

    If you have any questions about your application, please contact our HR teams.

Any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with our HR teams if you have any questions or suggestions. We will be happy to hear from you. However, please ensure you submit your application directly via the application form on our website. This is the only way we can process it promptly.

Jörg Kadesch
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Katharina Imfeld
Senior Associate
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Nadja Kretschmer
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main