I'd never seen Brussels from the vantage of a 24th floor, but that's how my journey within Freshfields began. And that impressive first introduction has never left me.
As a trained interpreter and translator, I feel I fit in perfectly with the international environment here. When I look around I can see colleagues from Germany, Brazil and France, and I relish the opportunity to work with people from such varied backgrounds and nationalities. Each day brings something different because I work for five people in the antitrust practice area. I'm working for important clients and dealing with top-flight lawyers on projects where confidentiality and discretion is paramount.
When I sit back and think about what I really enjoy about working here, it comes down to the people. We work, learn and socialise together. Everyone, no matter what their position in the firm, treats each other with manners and respect.
The firm has a great respect for the environment too and takes its CSR responsibilities very seriously. We are encouraged to get involved in volunteering activities. Once a month Freshfields gives me the chance to go to a school where I read books to underprivileged children.