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Frank Rosenkranz, Germany / December 2008-February 2009

Frank Rosenkranz

Bochum, Germany

Education: Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder); Oberlandesgericht Hamm
Languages: German, English

I was very lucky to intern at Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm from December 2008 till February 2009. Everyone gave me a warm and hearty welcome. Right from the start I felt familiar with the staff and the other interns coming from all over the world. Heskia-Hacmun has a young and very motivated team with great ideas. Teamwork at Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm also involves really caring about each other. Yet in my first days the whole office went to a party of the Mayor of Tel Aviv.

I was integrated in daily work rather quickly. My work mainly contained drafting of legal documents, translations. As Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm is inter alia specialized in German-Israeli relations I also was given the opportunity to prepare legal opinions on German Law especially Citizenship Law, Residency Law or Inheritage Law. Each project was accompanied by a detailed explanation from an attorney. This was one of the most valuable experiences I had while working at Heskia-Hacmun. I learned a great deal about each assignment ranging from the client’s background, to the Israeli legal system, to the culture of the Israeli work force and the needs of Israeli companies dealing with Germany and vice versa. Another great experience was to accompany Heskia-Hacmun lawyers to court to watch the court proceedings.

Lawyers at Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm continuously encouraged me to travel around Israel to get to know the country. They granted me free time to visit the various parts of Israel and the neighboring countries with breathtaking landscapes and plenty of historical and religious sites. Everybody in the office supported me in planning these great tours, which made things easier and more comfortable for me. In addition I was welcomed to discuss any issues arising from the different lifestyle in Tel Aviv and Israel compared to Germany or Europe.

I am very thankful that Heskia-Hacmun gave me the opportunity to visit a country full of friendly, open-minded people. It was an unmatched experience.