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What do we do?

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At Freshfields, we help our clients grow, strengthen and defend their businesses.

‘In my first six months I worked on the biggest merger in UK history. To start as a trainee on the AB InBev-SABMiller deal was amazing.’
Lucy Fallen, trainee

Our clients come to us for advice on their most complex commercial challenges. In practice, this means we handle:

  1. transactional work to help our clients grow – this ranges from stock-market flotations to big-ticket M&A deals;
  2. regulatory work to strengthen their operations – this covers every type of regulatory issue, from financial services regulation to combating bribery and corruption; and
  3. risk management and disputes work to help our clients defend their businesses and reputations – this involves litigation, arbitration and handling major global investigations by regulatory authorities.

You might not know which of these areas interests you most. Don’t worry – not many people do at this stage. There are plenty of opportunities to decide over the course of a training contract with us, or by attending a workshop or vacation scheme.

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Our clients

The world’s biggest international organisations rely on us to help them make the right decisions in a fast-changing world. Often, this requires lawyers from different practice groups working seamlessly together to deliver the best possible result for the client.

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Case studies

The work we do for clients is often precedent-setting and involves innovative legal solutions – from AB InBev’s £78.4bn acquisition of SABMiller to Sotheby’s defence in an £11m negligence suit over an old master painting.

Read more on our case studies
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Apply now

Ready to apply? Start filling in your application form now (you’ll be directed to our online application site).