We work worldwide

We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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Building your career at Freshfields

Explaining the culture of a firm is always difficult. But we think ours is special.

Like other international law firms, we have offices in many capital cities, and we have busy, sometimes long, working days. We serve demanding clients, with needs in every possible corner of the world. Big or small, commercial or institutional, what our clients all have in common is the sheer ambition and complexity of what they want to achieve. Put simply, they hire Freshfields when it matters most.

A career at Freshfields carries a few promises. You will not be bored. You will face problems you haven’t seen before. You’ll meet interesting and friendly people, and you’ll always work in teams. Teamwork calls for a genuine interest in other people and acceptances of differences. It also means an exceptional willingness to pitch in to get the job done.

The sections below describe (as far as they can in a few words!) what you might expect from life at Freshfields, and professional opportunities across the firm.

Life at Freshfields : China

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A career with Freshfields in China is your chance to be your best.

Whichever office you’re in - Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai - you’ll be working with some of the brightest people around on challenging, award-winning deals.

We opened our Hong Kong office nearly 30 years ago and we’re one of the most experienced teams of any international law firm in Asia. We provide a mix of local and international knowledge to high-profile clients in China and across the world.

It’s a great place to work. Whether you’re an experienced lawyer or a graduate just starting out on your legal career, you’ll be joining a dynamic team in one of the world’s most exciting markets.

Our work

Our work

Our work covers five practice areas: antitrust, competition and trade; corporate; dispute resolution; finance; and intellectual property/information technology.

We advise Chinese clients investing abroad as well as clients investing in China.

We work hard. But it’s intensely satisfying to know you've taken part in high-profile transactions.

Our practice areas

Each lawyer is a member of one of our five practice areas (see menu on the left): 

  • Antitrust, Competition and Trade
  • Corporate
  • Disputes 
  • Finance 
  • Intellectual property and Information Technology  

Industry groups

All our lawyers also join one or more cross-practice industry groups. This means they become knowledgeable as to how the law affects particular industry sectors, such as technology, media and telecoms, financial institutions, energy, chemicals, retail and transport.

Our people

The mix of work we take on and the range of clients on our books demands a variety of skills and abilities. Our people reflect this.

Our lawyers come from a range of nationalities and backgrounds. Between them they speak more than ten different languages and they understand the legal framework in many jurisdictions, including China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and Hong Kong.

Teamwork is important to us, too. Our China offices are fully integrated and work together to provide the best advice and service to our clients.

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