What do we do?
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.’
Our clients come to us for advice on their most complex commercial challenges. In practice, this means we handle:
- transactional work to help our clients grow – this ranges from stock-market flotations to big-ticket M&A deals;
- regulatory work to strengthen their operations – this covers every type of regulatory issue, from financial services regulation to combating bribery and corruption; and
- 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.
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.
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