Careers/Lawyers

Lawyers

We are always on the hunt for world-class talent, get to know our teams and our opportunities.

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We give our clients the bespoke advice they need

In Italy we work with domestic and worldwide clients on a wide range of deals and problems.

We cover corporate and commercial law; banking and finance; real estate; tax; antitrust and regulation; disputes, including arbitration; energy and environmental; and employment. 
We’ve wide experience across a large number of sectors. They include financial services and private equity; energy and natural resources; infrastructure; telecommunications; media; real estate; leisure; consumer products and retail; automotive; healthcare and chemicals.

We channel our experience into individual practice and sector groups. That way we give our
clients the bespoke advice they need.

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Our practice areas

All our lawyers join one practice area but become knowledgeable in how the law affects a number of different industries.

Our legal services are delivered across a range of practice areas:

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Who we are looking for

We’re looking for world-class legal talent to join us in all our practice areas. We expect outstanding academic qualifications but we’re also looking for people with passion, an appetite for challenging, cross-border work, the ability to think creatively and a good spirit. We want good team players. We don’t just offer technical excellence to our clients; we work closely with them to understand their business needs and help them achieve their objectives. Whatever we do, we aim to make a strong positive impression – whether in our legal work or in other areas such as community activities. To apply, you should be an Italian-qualified lawyer with one to four years’ post-qualification experience. You must have practised in a first-rate Italian or global law firm or have worked in a top institution relevant for your practice area and have fluent spoken and written English. Candidates must be willing to challenge themselves in a transactional, often cross-border, environment on behalf of global and domestic clients. We work hard but we don’t forget about your wellbeing. Our excellent support and systems and opportunities outside work will help to maintain your work-life balance.

 

Professional development

First-class lawyers deserve a first-class training programme. Helping you reach your full potential is one of our main priorities. We provide comprehensive training in legal skills, including courses that equip new lawyers for practical work, global courses on cross-border and cross-practice subjects, and regular updates on legal developments. Most of our practice groups also have at least one residential conference a
year, often overseas, that involves colleagues from all over the world. We offer accredited continuing professional development (CPD) courses authorised by the local Ordine degli Avvocati or the Consiglio Nazionale Forense. All registered Italian lawyers are required to take these by the Italian Professional Rules. We also support participation in external seminars and training courses. We run worldwide programmes that develop team, project and client management skills, and also business understanding. Learning is achieved by working with global colleagues, enabling lawyers from different parts of the firm to network and develop global working relationships. Finally, a key element of the required career at Freshfields are secondments in other offices in various stages of the lawyer’s development.

 

How to apply

We’re always happy to hear from talented lawyers who can strengthen our team.

If you are a qualified lawyer interested in joining our office in Milan, please email your CV
and cover letter to:
E: Legal.Milanoffice@freshfields.com

If you are a qualified lawyer interested in joining our office in Rome, please email your CV
and cover letter to:
E: Legal.Romeoffice@freshfields.com