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Our people

We value teamwork and so do our clients.

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.

Our people


In Moscow we're always on the look-out for talented lawyers to join our practice areas.

Excellent credentials are a given. The nature of our work means you must also speak and write English fluently.

We look for interesting individuals from a variety of backgrounds: people who can demonstrate creative thinking, have great people skills and the ability to manage complex deals.

And if you have market or industry knowledge, even better. Like our clients, we want people with experience.

Business services

Talented and dedicated business services teams help us provide exceptional client service.

They provide the services that give our lawyers the very best support and ensure the smooth running of the Moscow office.

We value our business services teams highly and only take on the very best people for these vital roles.

  • Secretaries
  • Fax/copy operators
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Accounting
  • Travel department
  • Translators/proofreaders

We're always interested in hearing from people with the right skills. If you're right for us, you'll receive a competitive salary and benefits package.


We know that to recruit the best lawyers, we have to offer career development that’s outstanding. Development at Freshfields is also ongoing: it starts as soon as you join and only ends if you leave. 

In Moscow our lawyers have access to a range of learning and development schemes, and also attend seminars and conferences covering legal practices in Russia and abroad. 

We provide intensive courses that equip new lawyers for work and global courses on cross-border and cross-practice subjects. Most of our practice groups also have at least one residential conference a year, involving colleagues from all over the world.

On-the-job training is also an important part of professional development. You’ll work with partners and associates who make sure you complement your technical skills with hands-on experience.

Our worldwide programmes develop the team, project and client management skills you need to deliver the best possible service to clients. You’ll develop business understanding and get the chance to work with global colleagues.

Business services

Everyone who supports our fee earners benefits from a comprehensive range of personnel and professional development.

Our tailored development programmes and activities address individual and firm-wide needs. They are designed to help you progress your career by building on your existing strengths and responding positively to your development goals.