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Azur Awards

AZUR 2017 Web

azur Awards 2017: Luther distinguished as best employer in the category of "Internship & Traineeship"

The specialist publishing house JUVE distributed the azur Awards in Cologne on 16 February 2017. The renowned legal publishing house distinguished Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft as the best employer in the category of "Internship & Traineeship".

Each year, the publisher honours employers who stand out through their special commitment to promoting young legal talent with the azur Awards.  The jury's decision is based on results from the annual azur survey of applicants and associates as well as hard facts concerning new hires and salaries.

"We are proud that Luther was distinguished in the important category of Internship & Traineeship this year", says Markus Sengpiel, Co-Managing Partner at Luther. "We are also proud of the nomination in the category of Professional Training and Continuing Education.  The distinction and the nomination equally demonstrate the quality of our offerings, as the azur editorial department does not make its decision based solely upon professional education. Rather, criteria such as practical relevance of continuing education and individual support during training are also determinative."

In its explanatory statement, the jury emphasised that the law office has for many years seen to the support of young talent and has continuously developed the available offerings.

About the azur Awards

Each year, the azur editorial department distinguishes four employers for their special commitment to encouraging new talent with the azur Awards. All varieties of employers regularly make it onto the shortlist – law offices as well as legal departments, government authorities and consultancies.  What is decisive is that they employ German lawyers and that these lawyers benefit from the offerings. The evaluation criteria in the individual categories:

Category of "Internship & Traineeship"

In addition to dynamic development in encouraging trainees and interns, azur evaluates the following factors:

  • How does the employer introduce young lawyers to professional life?
  • How strongly is it committed to the legal profession through encouragement of young talent?
  • How extensive and international is the training?

Category of "Professional Training and Continuing Education"

In addition to dynamic development in professional training and continuing education of lawyers in the first few years of their careers, azur evaluates the following factors:

  • How does the employer professionally train young lawyers?
  • What does it offer for acquiring economic expertise and soft skills?
  • Do its offerings also include international aspects?


Careers at Luther

Luther offers young colleagues a lot of active support along their personal career paths. With the Luther academy programme, we support you along your entire career path as an attorney or tax adviser within our firm. In addition, Luther Law School offers the opportunity to obtain qualification as a specialised solicitor.  More information at: