Verena Schimka-Gohn – Associate
- Studies of law (master and doctoral studies)
From 2006 until 2007 Verena worked as a student in our corporate, M&A practice group and re-joined after completion of her court practice in 2009 as a Junior Associate.
After graduation from her LLM studies at Cornell University she came back to Austria and DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach as an Associate in our finance and projects practice group.
What skills are needed to be successful?
We offer candidates intensive and comprehensive training. Our clients expect the highest quality work so we support associates in their development and chosen area of specialization.
Being an associate at DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach requires not only legal skills, economic interest and foreign language abilities, but also the willingness to approach clients proactively, building a solid relationship and providing ongoing long-term support. It is essential to understand the legal and business needs of clients and assess situations quickly. In order to present a strategically suitable solution to clients, not only expertise is needed but also creativity and flexibility. Whilst working as a member of a harmonious team it is also important to be able to act independently. At DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach a trainee lawyer will have the opportunity to contribute on a high professional level and to play an important role within a project team.
What are your responsibilities?
In my position as an Associate in the finance and projects department I am responsible for different clients and cases regarding project and acquisition financing. I would like to emphasize that the firm provides a high degree of personal responsibility and I am entrusted with the care and management of clients. Associates here have the chance to work for 'own' clients at an early stage and clients can develop a strong level of trust in their relationship with the associate. To meet and sustain client expectations and provide high quality performance increases one's sense of responsibility and prepares your for the future as a legal professional.