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 : Italy

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We’ve got a reputation for big deals. Our lawyers have been involved in many of the most significant transactions in Italy, both cross-border and domestic.

So whether you’re a lawyer, graduate or business services professional, you’ll be part of a team known for having the resources and skills to pull off even the largest and most complex deals.

Our multi-skilled lawyers work across all the firm’s main practice areas and in a wide range of sectors. Much of our work involves difficult deals or problems, often global. It’s challenging and it’s not always smooth-sailing. But it’s stimulating too. No two days are ever the same.

If we ask a lot, we give a lot in return. As a member of our Italian team you’ll be greatly valued and aptly rewarded.

Based across two of Europe’s most culturally vibrant and historically interesting cities, Milan and Rome, there’s never a dull moment in or out of the office.

Our work

Our work

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; project and asset finance; real estate; tax; antitrust and competition; disputes, including arbitration; administrative and environmental; intellectual property-information technology; 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.

Our practice areas

Our legal services are delivered across eight practice areas (see menu on the left):

  • Antitrust, competition and trade
  • Corporate
  • Disputes 
  • Employment, pension and benefits
  • Finance 
  • Intellectual property and IT
  • Real estate
  • Tax

Industry groups

All our lawyers join one of eight cross-practice industry groups. They work in one practice area but become knowledgeable in how the law affects a particular sector.

Our people

At Freshfields in Italy you’ll be among some of the top people in law, and you’ll meet some interesting characters.

Our work is complex and demanding so our people need excellent legal and business skills. But technical ability isn’t everything. We want people who are easy to get along with, and can fit into teams with both colleagues and clients.

Diversity is important to us: we welcome talent and skills from around the world. We know it gives us the new ideas and great teams that our work demands.

Read more about our Inclusiveness and diversity »

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