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Our people

Make your mark.

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.

Our people


We're always on the look-out for world-class talent to join our team in Madrid. We recruit graduates as well as experienced corporate, finance, tax, real estate, ACT, EPB and litigation lawyers.

Given the global nature of our work we are looking for lawyers who, as well as Spanish, can speak and write English fluently.

Academic excellence is a must. We also look for an analytical mind, an appetite for challenging work and a flair for the finer details of the law. In-depth market or industry knowledge is a distinct advantage.

Your legal skills are only half the story. We’re looking for people who will fit in easily with our colleagues and clients, and bring something special to the mix.

Business services

Business services professionals in our Spanish offices team help us provide outstanding client service. They ensure our lawyers receive excellent professional support and make the business tick.

We recruit only the best people who have highly-developed skills. The work is challenging and demanding, but it's always interesting and the opportunities to learn are endless.

You will be contributing to the success of the firm; you'll be valued for your contribution.


We have a range of people supporting our lawyers in our Madrid office.

  • Accountancy
  • Business development (BD)
  • Human resources (HR)
  • IT
  • Knowledge management (KM)
  • Language services
  • Secretaries
  • Reception


We want the best lawyers to stick with us, so we offer exceptional career development opportunities.

We provide top-quality, comprehensive legal training in legal skills, including intensive courses to equip new lawyers for practical work and courses on global developments. We support participation in external seminars and training courses.

We believe that learning by doing is most effective. On-the-job coaching equips our people with practical, hands-on experience from day one. The partners and associates you work with will ensure you are complementing your technical skills with practical experience.

Our lawyers in Spain are invited to regular worldwide practice conferences. These are great opportunities to network with colleagues from other offices working in the same field.

We also run innovative global programmes to develop team, project and client management skills as well as the business know-how that keeps our lawyers ahead of the crowd.

Business development 

We ensure that business services employees receive a full range of personal and professional development. We offer courses to address the needs of individuals as well as the firm as a whole.

You'll be encouraged to develop transferable skills such as influencing and presentation, effective writing, team leadership, management development, facilitation and coaching.

Development programmes are delivered globally to help colleagues to collaborate and communicate across the global network.