At Bayer you will be part of a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture. As an innovation company, we also set standards in research. Bayer is an international science-based company that is passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world.

Wide-ranging career prospects

Our products and services are designed to develop solutions that benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, we want to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.


As a lawyer, you will be responsible for upholding and defending Bayer's rights and ensuring we act lawfully as a company and a corporate citizen.

Bayer AG offers a wide range of exciting opportunities in the following areas of the law:


  • Company and capital market law
  • Mergers & acquisitions and cooperations
  • Contract and commercial law, competition and antitrust law
  • Labor and social law
  • Protection of commercial property and trademark law
  • Environmental and technology law, business administration law
  • Pharmaceutical law

What you offer


If you just completed the first stage of your law degree with above-average grades, we offer opportunities to spend your obligatory or elective work experience period in one of our legal departments. You will be given interesting insights into legal work at a publicly listed global company.

Career entrants

To join Bayer, you need to have completed your law degree in good time and with above-average grades. Ideally, you should have subsequently broadened your professional knowledge, preferably by studying for a doctoral degree or Master of Law. You also need a basic knowledge of business studies, gained in internships or during your studies.

Alongside your professional qualifications, we are interested in your personal skillset. Team spirit, initiative, good communication skills and a flair for negotiating are important. You also need to be flexible and mobile, with a sense of responsibility and an interest in finding solutions. Fluent English is a must and the ability to speak another language would be an advantage.


You will fit in particularly well with Bayer if you share our passion to innovate and want your ideas and solutions to bring about change.

What we offer

As an international science-based company, we are passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world. Bayer offers an open and inspiring environment. We encourage you to question the status quo and think ahead. It takes imagination, ambition and courage to find answers to society's most pressing questions.


As a lawyer at Bayer, you will be given responsibility for a specific area in our legal departments from the beginning. Following a successful start, you will have opportunities to work in different fields in the course of your career. For example, you could broaden your experience through job rotation, deepen your knowledge as an expert or qualify for one of the managerial positions which are open to lawyers.


The most relevant information about entry and career opportunities for lawyers are available in the career onepager.

Your application

Current job vacancies are available via the job search. Please use different search terms to find all suitable postings. Some of our open positions for professionals with the search term law are listed here.

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Bayer is a fascinating working enviroment for lawyers

Antje Völker has worked as a lawyer at Bayer for the past 15 years. She enjoys the broad scope of her daily work, which includes working in interdisciplinary teams and an exciting, international environment. You can read more about what Antje particularly likes about her job in her contribution to the Bayer careers blog.

Insights by a lawyer

Edda Dolzer has been working as an in-house lawyer at Bayer in Leverkusen since 2011. In her contribution to the Bayer career blog she outlines what the litigation department does and gives an insight into her daily work and what she particularly likes about working for Bayer.

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