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 : Russia

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Freshfields arrived in Russia just as it began opening up as a market economy.

Since then our Moscow office has handled some of Russia’s most significant, ground-breaking deals. Our team of Russian and global lawyers has secured an impressive client list in a wide range of sectors. We’ve also gained a reputation as a friendly place to work.

As a result we’re now known as one of the city’s most successful legal teams.

So whether you join as a lawyer, graduate or business services professional, Moscow is a great place to progress your career.

Delivering ground-breaking deals isn’t easy of course. But if you’ve got an appetite for complex, challenging work, you’ll reap the rewards.

Our work

Our work

We carry out a broad range of work that includes general corporate and commercial; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; banking and finance; restructuring and corporate recovery; infrastructure financings; capital market transactions; property projects; and privatisations.

We have experience in energy and natural resources; metallurgy; food and drinks; retail; telecommunications; banking; automotive; aerospace and fast-moving consumer goods.

Each transaction is different with its own challenges but there’s a common theme: they’re big, complex and demanding. And ultimately highly satisfying.

Our practice areas

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

  • Antitrust, competition and trade
  • Corporate
  • Dispute resolution 
  • 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

We’ve a talented global team experienced in Russian, English, German, French and US law.

Our work tends to be complex and cross-border. We work closely with other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States team based in Germany, France and the UK.

We value teamwork and so do our clients – it sets us apart. To get on in Moscow, you’ll need to get on easily with clients and colleagues.

Diversity is another of our strengths. Our range of backgrounds and nationalities gives us the fresh thinking and new ideas we need to stand out from the competition.

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