Executive search for legal departments and law firms
Demands on lawyers have changed dramatically in recent years, both in-house and in law firms.
In times of globalised markets, an increasingly digital world and a strongly tightening regulatory environment, legal departments have to take a more proactive role as companies seek to future-proof themselves. On ground of cost and risk evaluation, they are involved in decision-making processes at an early stage.
Today, in-house corporate lawyers in legal departments are not just purely legal but also strategic business partners of corporate management. They are responsible for legal risk assessment, legal compliance, cost management and communicating with other business units and external service providers.
Law firms are also confronted with extremely fast-moving changes and new competition as they digitalise. Customer requirements have changed fundamentally, and the days of lengthy projects are over. Clients expect their advisor to recognise new patterns and develop effective approaches to propose solutions for their organisations, processes and teams. For this, they need creative, networked and innovative entrepreneurial people who not only have outstanding analytical skills, but, more importantly, excellent social skills.
To precisely define the requirements for lawyers for companies and law firms and successfully fill legal positions, it is necessary to have a deep understanding of the business model and culture of companies and law firms and their clients. Top talent is a key competitive advantage and even more so than in other industries.
Our Legal & Compliance practice group helps legal departments and law firms overcome the new challenges. Our consultants have many years experience working in the legal profession and in legal departments and keep up regular contact with renowned top performers.
Legal & compliance: our services
Searching for and selecting managers
Through our industry network, we are in close contact with experienced professionals who can enhance your management team and key positions with the necessary experience and skills – this applies in particular to strategic staffing projects at top level, including executive board and management, as well as supervisory board and advisory board mandates.
Diagnostics and management assessments
With requirements-focused aptitude diagnostic procedures, we will support your company in filling strategic key positions, identifying talent and top performers and providing targeted management development.
Analysing and optimising remuneration and incentive systems
We develop – taking into account industry specifics – remuneration and performance management systems which bind particularly success-relevant people to your company for the long term.
Career advisory and repositioning
We support executives in optimally positioning themselves professionally – whether through career consulting in an existing employment relationship or with the help of Executive NewPlacement as the start of a new professional success.
Mangement training – effective measures for success
The Kienbaum learning formats provide new stimuli for personal development – and are client-oriented, interactive and practical. We coach individual specialists, executives and entire management teams across functions in their personal and professional development, using systemic and solutions-oriented methods to innovative embodiment techniques.
Developing and implementing HR strategies
Developing and implementing people, employee and functional strategies will ensure the HR function can adapt to new requirements building on traditional HR areas.