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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Main Office: 65 Fleet Street | London | London | EC4Y 1HT
Phone: 44-20-7936-4000 | Fax: 44-20-7832-7001








Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Reviews view all

Reviewed on May 02, 2023
Former Employee

5.Former EmployeeNice law firmAssociate Attorney RecommendProsModerate workload, friendly working environment, and supportive teams.ConsNot that I can think of.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on May 02, 2023
Former Employee

5.Former EmployeeNice law firmAssociate Attorney RecommendProsModerate workload, friendly working environment, and supportive teams.ConsNot that I can think of.

Former Employee


Full time




Headline: Make a Lasting Impact at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Attorneys looking to make a lasting impact in the Bay Area can find countless opportunities at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, a leading international law firm. With offices and associated entities across the globe, Freshfields is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality results for their clients in a variety of industries.

The firm is well-known for its extensive experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, competition and antitrust, and public international law. With more than 2,500 lawyers, Freshfields provides clients with the legal guidance and support they need to make informed decisions and get the best outcomes.

Attorneys are encouraged to develop relationships with their clients, build trust, and add value to their work. Freshfields’ commitment to their clients means that attorneys have the opportunity to work on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. The firm’s lawyers are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service while building strong, long-lasting relationships with their clients.

Freshfields’ attorneys also have the opportunity to work on a variety of complex legal matters. From advising on mergers and acquisitions to helping clients navigate the complexities of international law, Freshfields’ attorneys are dedicated to finding the best solution for their clients.

Freshfields is committed to the professional development of its attorneys. The firm offers a variety of training and development programs to help attorneys hone their skills and take their careers to the next level. Freshfields also offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package, which includes medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and more.

Working at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in the Bay Area can be an exciting opportunity for attorneys looking to make a lasting impact. With a commitment to their clients and a dedication to professional development, Freshfields is an ideal place to build a successful career.

Practice Areas

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

As the firm continues to grow within the US, Freshfields is increasingly becoming selective and stringent in its hiring process. The firm is always in the lookout for candidates who have strong resumes and are passionate about international law. Applicants are not required to have a law degree and more than a-third of the law firm employees do not have a legal career background. Many arts and languages students are interested in the international nature of the firm. The firm even hires students who are into music, construction management and psychology too. Here are some of the competences and skills that the firm would love in a hired candidate: Analytical ability and new innovations to problem solving Determined trainees Curious to ideas and willing to take up challenges Belief in teamwork and willing to adjust Strong organized sense and sensibility Strong commercial sense

Pro bono

Freshfields has initiated two themed programmes on the rule of law and the Millennium Development Goals (adopted by the UN for tackling international issues of poverty, child mortality, disease and environment). The firm promotes human rights and strives to deliver justice to those who otherwise would not have it. The firm's pro bono clients include individual asylum seekers and non-governmental organizations. The firm advises the "Save the Children International" in matters related to global restructuring. Freshfields was jointly awarded Pro Bono Team of the Year for its work on asylum support appeals. Freshfields helps out asylum seekers in tribunal hearings and for defending their rights. The firm's Frankfurt Partner DietmarKnopp received the European Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Development of Pro Bono Culture as he helped mobilize legal professionals to establish and expand pro bono practice in many parts in Germany.

Notable cases

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Global Law Firm of the Year (Who's Who Legal Awards 2012) M&A team of the year (IFLR European Awards 2010) M&A team of the year (British Legal Awards 2009 and 2008) Germany law firm of the year and UK law firm of the year (Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2009) Most innovative law firm (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2009) Law firm of the year (The Lawyer Awards 2008) International law firm of the year (PLC Which Lawyer? Awards 2008) Who's Who Legal's Commercial Arbitration Law firm of the year award in 2010 for the fifth consecutive year Chambers Global's Arbitration Law firm of the year award in 2008 for the third consecutive year Ranked first in the Global Arbitration Review's GAR100 in 2010 for the third consecutive year Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2011 Private Equity Team of the Year (Legal Business Awards) Internal Communications Team of the Year (The Lawyer HR Awards) 'European Law Firm of the Year' at 2010 Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence. Voted 'Global Law Firm of the Year' by Who's Who Legal in 2010. Named 'China Foreign Firm of the Year' by PLC Which Lawyer? Won Best Partnership Project at the 2010 National Recycling Awards

Diversity Write a review

Freshfields believes in nurturing an environment of mutual respect and belongingness. The firm attributes its success to its ability to highlight the diversity of its clients and the societal structure. Freshfields believes that each of its lawyers should make it big in the world irrespective of gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or background. Diversity is embedded within the firm's systems, processes and culture in all of its offices. Freshfields hires from among the widest talent pool available and everybody is given a chance to attain their maximum potential. The firm actively consults experts and organizations to implement best practices, establish priorities and to become a leader in diversity initiatives in the near future.

Summer associate program

Freshfields' summer associate program gives students a taste of what it is like to work at a large "City" law firm. The program provides an opportunity to get involved in many different aspects of transactions, from assisting a deal team as it constructs an offering document to helping to draft an underwriting agreement. The firm believes that the very best way to learn about the law is to practice the law. So the firm provides summer associates opportunities to interact one-on-one with partners, counsel and associates while you are actually working with them. Recognizing the importance of formal training, Freshfields also offers summer associates the chance to participate in a range of seminars every year which include topics such as an overview of their corporate practice, the anatomy of a CDO, ethical issues in transactional representation, basic drafting, avoiding common pitfalls - what every lawyer should know about legal ethics, conducting due diligence on people, anywhere in the world, before doing business with them, trends in electronic discovery etc. Freshfields organizes a range of social events every year designed to help summer associates get to know both the city and the people in the law firm better. The summer program at Freshfields is unique in a number of ways. Summer associates get to design their own personal summer experience with the guidance of the work allocation partner. Summer associates receive assignments from partners and associates across different practice areas, but are personally responsible for tracking their own work and providing weekly progress summaries. When assignments are completed, they receive feedback from the relevant associate or partner. Summer associates are formally assessed twice: at the halfway point and again at the end of the summer. However, all supervising lawyers endeavor to provide continuous feedback, advice and encouragement throughout the program.

Working for the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Freshfields is always known to bring clients who are always caught up with huge, complex deals, disputes and problems which are of international nature. The staff at the firm has a reputation for being open minded, big thinkers and strategists who go the long way to clinch deals and resolve disputes. Freshfields believes in teamwork and hence clients are given realistic commitments only based on a team's performance. The firm has a long history of trust and hence clients confide in them the way they would do in family members. Freshfields strongly believes in sharing professional know-how across the firm and investing in the right people. Freshfields is one of the world's best legal firms since it boasts of an unrivalled variety of work globally across a variety of industries and sectors. The firm does not believe in any short cuts either and encourages each and every lawyer to work hard for success.


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