The profession of the lawyer dates back to Antiquity. It was the Greeks who introduced the synegors or advocates who were allowed to speak in favour of a party at court. Today, a lawyer may be more than an advocate. Dr. Clemens Jaufer is a lawyer by conviction. He graduated from universities in Austria and Germany and received his degree from the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz, the oldest and most prestigious university in Styria. Since 2007 he has been a partner at Scherbaum Seebacher, a law firm that employs 25 lawyers and is based in Graz and Vienna. Scherbaum Seebacher is specialised in all aspects of business law and thus mainly represents corporations and entrepreneurs, private foundations or affluent private individuals.