COGENS focuses on law firms advising on business law, often with an international orientation. With our long-standing experience, we assist both firms in attracting lateral hires and lawyers in exploring new opportunities.

We amalgamate all publicly available information on the German transaction market in a database and report every quarter on new developments in our German language publication Transaktionsmonitor. Our database is instrumental for law firms and candidates in gaining a swift and precise market overview.

Executive Search for Law Firms

We place associates, counsels, partners and teams in international and German law firms.

Our consultants focus on specific practice areas and sectors. We take on the responsibility for a thorough and comprehensive approach and strive to provide our clients with a complete overview of the relevant segment of the German hiring market.

Transparency is paramount: our clients receive a structured and regular reporting, and information flows swiftly.

Law firms can rely on us knowing the specifics of their organizational structure and the strong link between hiring and business strategy. When of use, we compile a market study before starting a search project – e.g. on a specific segment of the legal market – or otherwise support our clients in defining their strategy.


Market knowledge and access
We monitor the law firm scene systematically, and managing / hiring partners and HR managers frequently discuss their ideas and plans with us.

Dedicated professional support
We support lawyers  who consider a change of position. Our contribution may come in different sized and shapes  … from a conversation in which we give our opinion on career opportunities and personal strategy to a systematic analysis of all options, from a CV review to assistance in conceiving a business plan, from making the connection between two people to the targeted approaching of a number of potential partners and employers.

Confidentiality and professional standards
We take confidentiality and our candidate’s privacy very seriously. We see them as clients adhere to the same professional standards that we apply towards law firms and companies, including short response times, availability after and before the usual office hours and a thorough documentation of our work. We are happy to explain our approach and our standards in more detail.


Since 2011, we collect all information related to law firm assignments in Germany that is available in the public domain and amalgamate it in a customized, unique data base. We analyze this data in regular intervals to the benefit of our clients and candidates. While all documents published here are written in German, we are happy to provide English language translations on your request.

Our quarterly report (Transaktionsmonitor)

Up-to date and specific information on the German transaction market

Sector and practice group reports

In-depth analyses
of varied market segments

Our Team:
Dedicated advice from specialists

Each vacancy has its history, each position fits into an organization in its singular way. All of our consultants have a legal background and deal with new developments in law firms on a daily basis.


+49.69.2724 2515


Focus areas:

  • M&A / corporate law
  • Finance, capital markets
  • Dispute resolution
  • Compliance / white collar crime
  • Partners, teams / associates, counsels / inhouse positions

Stefan Grub is in executive search since 2010 and based in Frankfurt. He started his career in a major international law firm and worked as an inhouse lawyer and in first level management roles.

He has studied the law and business administration in Passau, Cologne and Volgograd.

Working languages are German, English and Russian.

Senior Consultant

+49.69.2724 2515


Focus areas:

  • Real estate / construction law
  • Tax
  • M&A, corporate law
  • Finance, capital markets
  • Associates, counsels, inhouse positions

Robert Jaksy has studied law with a focus on taxation and is a graduate of Würzburg university.

Working languages are German, English and Polish.

Senior Consultant

+49.69.2724 2515


Focus areas:

  • Intellectual property rights
  • Regulated industries
  • Banking & finance
  • M&A / corporate law
  • Associates, counsels, inhouse positions

Sophie Lang Dumont is a lawyer and studied law with a focus on copyrights and other IP rights in France.

Working languages are French, German and English.

Senior Consultant

+49.69.2724 2515


Focus areas:

  • Information technology, data protection
  • Labour law
  • Regulated industries
  • M&A, corporate law
  • Associates, counsels, inhouse positions

Deniz Sabeur is a fully qualified lawyer and studied law in Frankfurt.

Working languages are German, English and Turkish.

We look forward to meeting you

Frankfurt Office

Savignystraße 43
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49.69.2724 2515