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As an international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advises some of the world’s biggest companies on how to grow, strengthen and defend their business. If you’re keen to pursue a career in commercial law, we can offer you some of the best and most interesting work around.
Because we support clients wherever in the world they operate, you’ll play a part in delivering a consistent, high-quality service across the globe.
As a trainee, you’re likely to work in a team – usually with an associate and a partner. It’s the team’s job to work out how we can help clients achieve what they want to do. Is it possible? What’s the best way to structure the deal or tackle the problem? What are the risks?
You and your team will need to come up with solutions that work in the real, commercial world – not just ones that reflect what’s right or wrong in law. We’ll show you how.
Our lawyers focus on at least one industry sector and work in one of seven practice groups:
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It doesn’t matter what your background is, which university you went to or the degree you studied. What does matter is that you have intellectual talent, excellent written and spoken English, and that you work well with other people.
The work you’ll do with us will nearly always be complicated, so to do well you’ll need to enjoy being challenged.
Flexibility is key in our training contract. If you train with us, you can try up to eight areas of law. That’s twice as many as most law firms.
The corporate, dispute resolution and finance practices are the core of the firm, so we’ll expect you to spend at least three months in each of these groups.
You’ll also get the chance to spend time on secondment to a client or to one of our offices in the US, Asia or Europe.
Every year we hold three vacation schemes and seven workshops to help you find out if a career as an international commercial lawyer is right for you.
Go to our website to discover which workshop suits you best, or whether you should apply for a vacation scheme.
Places are limited but if you don't get a place, don't worry. You can still apply for a training contract with us.
You can find out more about our workshops and vacation schemes by clicking on the following links: Workshops | Vacation Schemes
Among our initiatives in London we support Open to You, a careers event that gives students who have a disability or long-term health problem an insight into the opportunities available to them if they want to pursue a career in commercial law.
We have provided work placements in London through our partnership with Whizz-Kidz, a charity that offers, among other things, work experience to young people in wheelchairs.
And we continue to support Blind in Business to help raise the aspirations of students with a visual impairment who are considering a career in law.
We’ve signed up to the City Mental Health Alliance, which aims to create a culture of good mental health for City of London workers and make mental health a subject that everyone can talk about without fear.
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