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 : France

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We’re one of the biggest law firms in France: we combine worldwide knowledge and resources with a deep understanding of French law and business.

Our Paris office is one of Freshfields’ oldest established European offices. Like the city itself, it’s a vibrant, dynamic and energetic place to work and a great place to build your career.

Whether you join as a lawyer, graduate or business professional, you’ll be part of one of the world’s best legal teams. A team that works with national and international businesses, governments, public companies and state-owned institutions on a huge variety of vital, challenging work.

We cover all of the firm’s practice areas: antitrust, competition and trade (ACT); corporate; dispute resolution (arbitration and litigation); employment, pensions and benefits (EPB); finance; administrative and environmental law; real estate; and tax.

Whatever area you work in, it will be demanding. But it will be stimulating and rewarding too. It will be your chance to be your best.

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Our work


Our corporate practice provides advice on many of the world’s largest and most complex transactions, embracing:

  • public and private M&A
  • joint ventures
  • securities offerings
  • private equity

We offer global corporate, banking and investment funds clients a seamless service across our network of offices and practice areas.

Our corporate lawyers are involved in our industry groups where they combine their legal skills with detailed knowledge of sectors including technology, media and telecoms, financial institutions, energy, chemicals, retail and transport.

Our people

We’re a talented, professional and friendly group in Paris. We pride ourselves on our teamwork, both in the office and with clients.

Most of our lawyers are members of the Paris Bar and many are also qualified in other jurisdictions. Many have, in addition to their legal training, studied at business schools and universities in other countries. Most are fluent in French and English.

We’re always looking for diverse talent and skills from around the world. We know it’s fresh thinking and different ways of doing things that sets us apart and keeps us ahead.

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