Professional Development

Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH believes that remaining competitive in the dynamic international environment means encouraging our team members to pursue professional development opportunities and supporting them in these pursuits.

Many of our team members have participated in post-graduate programs in International Trade Law.

We offer scholarship opportunities for the University of Turin, International Labour Organization Post-Graduate Course
Junior Associates, Associates, Senior Associates and lawyers from any of the international offices of Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH.
How: Send a letter of interest including why you would like to attend the course and how you would use this opportunity professionally to Dawn Gartlehner of the Vienna office.

Post Graduate Course on International Trade Law:
The course is held annually at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, usually from the end of March to the end of June and is designed as an intensive workshop to enable students to acquire the necessary knowledge in a short time-span without compromising the quality of teaching. The program is broken down into teaching days devoted to sessions and lectures as well as case studies and role play. In addition to normal class time hours, informal discussions take place between participants and resource persons throughout the program. The interaction with faculty and a program targeting international students provides an enriching learning environment for optimal legal training.

Sabbatical Leave Program


To enable employees to engage in intensive study in order to foster their growth as employees and scholars and to enhance their services to the Firm and its clients. Sabbatical leave may be granted for the purpose of pursuing education, teaching, or scholarly activities related to the field of expertise of the Employee.


The Employee must be an attorney of the Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH working in one of its offices and have completed six or more years of full-time service, or the equivalent, at the Firm (excluding leaves of absence, regardless of funding source), and not have taken a sabbatical those six years.

Preference shall be given to those making significant contributions to the firm and those who have not had a leave of absence, regardless of funding source, during the prior four years.