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 : Global

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Our clients bring huge, complex deals, disputes and problems that span countries and continents. And our people – open minded, big thinkers, strategists, tacticians, and more – clinch deals, resolve disputes and solve problems.

Our teamwork sets us apart. We commit to our clients, and we share their problems as if they were our own. We invest in our people, and we share professional know-how across the firm.

Whether you join as a lawyer, graduate or business services professional, you’ll play a part in one of the world’s best legal firms. We carry out an unrivalled variety of work globally across all industries and sectors.

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

It’s hard work, of course. And our expectations are high – like yours. There are no short cuts either: you’ll work hard, but you’ll reap the rewards.

On top of that, we support everyone’s professional development and wellbeing every step of the way.

It’s a great place to work.

Our work

Our work

The right team for every job

The best international advice comes from having the right lawyers working together. Lawyers who consider every legal, economic and political angle and use their creativity to find the right solution. Lawyers who think globally, who know what it takes to operate across barriers of culture and language and who provide advice that’s both technically sound and works on the ground. Lawyers who know the right individual to call on for local support in any country.

Consistent quality in any country

Our people have decades of experience working in teams around the world. Last year alone our work touched more than 150 countries and since 2009 we’ve handled a higher value of cross-border deals than any other firm. We’ve also spent many years building relationships with the leading national firms in their respective jurisdictions so wherever our clients need support, we are able to help them achieve their goals. 

We work with our StrongerTogether firms as one team. Our clients have a single point of contact and common billing and reporting. We believe this is both the right model and the most cost-effective. Whatever the job, we’ll combine our international experience with their local knowledge to deliver the quality you expect from Freshfields team, anywhere in the world.

The results you need whatever the challenge 

Our clients turn to us with the mandates that matter most to them wherever they arise. They do so because we deliver the right commercial outcomes – no matter how ambitious or how many obstacles they face.

Our Global Centre

Freshfields Global centre Europe

Freshfields Global Centre Europe

Freshfields wants to be the law firm clients turn to on crucial legal and commercial issues, wherever in the world they may be. We offer a service across borders, cultures and languages, and the launch of our Freshfields Global Centre is central to this. 

We have chosen Manchester for our first centre. Two further sites will follow – one in the US, one in Asia-Pacific – giving our lawyers the worldwide 24/7 support they need to provide first-rate client service.

Find out more about Freshfields Global Centre (Europe)

 

Our people

We’re an international law firm with a tradition of excellence dating back to 1743. We’re proud of that.

Clients value our people and our teamwork; they set us apart. To work here, then, you’ll need to work well in teams – ours and clients’ – across markets and industries and continents.

We realise we need diverse talent and skill sets from around the world to tackle the legal work we undertake. And we embrace difference: it makes great teams and stimulates new ideas. We’re proud of that too.

Read more about our Inclusiveness and diversity »

Dan Butler

Dan Butler
Associate

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan Wong
Associate

Raquel McKenney

Raquel McKenney
Senior Associate

Sanne Del Tin

Sanne Del Tin
- Learning and development

  • A global team

    A global team

  • What it takes to succeed at Freshfields

    What it takes to succeed at Freshfields

Who we are looking for

Every year hundreds of the brightest graduates from around the world start their legal career with Freshfields.

Competition for places is fierce because our graduate programmes are among the best in the industry

At this stage you may still be studying or have already completed your undergraduate degree.  If you are interested in a career with Freshfields you will need to demonstrate you have what it takes intellectually.  You will also need to demonstrate that you understand what the working life of an international lawyer is like and that you are up to the challenges it presents.

The hours are challenging, the work is difficult, and clients and colleagues have high expectations. A career with us demands a certain amount of stamina and commitment. Are you up to the challenge?

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