D Young & Co is a leading top-tier European intellectual property firm, dedicated to protecting and enforcing our clients’ IP rights. For over 125 years we’ve been applying our world-class expertise to take ideas, products and services further. With 200+ staff and offices in London, Munich and Southampton we bring together the specialist services of trade mark and patent attorneys with intellectual property solicitors and German Rechtsanwälte, providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all IP and related issues.

  • Providing full secretarial and administration support for Fee Earners (the Munich based Rechtsanwälte), including generating standard letters, client billing, electronic file management, producing PowerPoint presentations, scanning and photocopying.
  • Responsibility for reviewing and distributing incoming post and faxes, along with identifying and completing any associated secretarial work.
  • Day to day diary management for fee earners, including organising meetings and business trips, including booking travel and accommodation.
  • Translations of text from English to German and vice versa.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for all external clients, fee earners and visitors to the Munich office, co-ordinating meeting rooms and booking requirements.
  • Liaising with the UK business support teams (business development, finance, IP dupport, IT, HR and facilities) as appropriate.
  • Ensuring the Munich office is well equipped with all office supplies in line with budgets.

What you will need

  • Knowledge of and proven practical experience as personal assistant or team assistant, or in a similar position (for example, Fremdsprachenassistent(in), Fremdsprachenkorrespondent(in)) in a commercial or IP law firm, ideally 3-5 years plus.
  • Excellent German language skills plus high level of English language skills (both written and spoken) – about 70% of daily communication is in English.
  • Experience of working abroad or in an international / English speaking environment would be desirable.
  • A good knowledge of MS Office products including Excel and PowerPoint as well as an IP database (ideally Inprotech).
  • Strong attention to detail, exceptional organisation skills and takes pride in producing high quality work.
  • Hands-on approach, with the desire to take on responsibility for projects.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team.

What we offer

A friendly team awaits you at a modern workplace in a downtown location. We offer competitive pay and benefits which include a performance-related bonus scheme. Further, we offer you the opportunity to work in an international environment and excellent training and development to further your career in the field of IP.

For further information about this role or to submit your application please contact recruitment@dyoung.com. We ask applicants to submit their CV and a letter of application (in the English language) which includes an indication of your current salary / salary sought and your availability to start a new role.
recruitment@dyoung.com +44 (0)20 7269 8550