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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Offices

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 : Spain

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We’re one of Spain’s most respected global law firms, based in Madrid. 

Our horizons are wide and our people think big. Our clients are global players who bring complex deals and disputes to the table, spanning borders and industries. 

Our firm comprises over 60 lawyers – 12 of whom are partners, 3 counsels and one Of counsel – set in Madrid’s leading economic and cultural hubs.

We’re proud to be one of the biggest employers of locally-qualified lawyers in a global law firm in Spain. All our lawyers are fluent in Spanish and English. There are French, Italian and German speakers among us, allowing us to speak with most of our major clients in their own languages.

It’s hard work, and we expect a lot. But you’ll reap the rewards with top-class professional development and unrivalled opportunities. 

Our work

Our work

We take on a vast range of work, providing our clients with the big-picture knowledge and the in-depth advice they need.

Our lawyers work across all practice areas: antitrust, competition and trade (ACT); corporate; disputes; employment, pensions and benefits (EPB); finance; real estate; and tax.

Our national and worldwide clients come to us for business law advice in industry sectors such as telecommunications, energy, banking, finance, leisure, tobacco and retail.

There’s no such thing as a typical day at the office, but that’s what makes working here so stimulating.

Our practice areas

Our legal services are delivered across seven practice areas:

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

Industry groups

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

Our people

A career with Freshfields is your chance to make your mark in one of the world’s best legal teams.

We value diversity and welcome fresh perspectives. We’re a truly global firm, so our people learn every day as a result of mixing with clients and colleagues from around the world.

Clients value our talent for teamwork and our professionalism. We don't tell them what they can and can't do: we think about the big picture and pull together to help them achieve their goals.

Whatever your level or experience, your input is valued.

Read more about our Inclusiveness and diversity »

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