Careers/Freshfields Associates/Associate


We’re always looking for talented lawyers to join us in Paris. You will have the chance to work alongside colleagues and leading clients from around the world.

Careers/Freshfields Associates/Associate

Starting at Freshfields is heading towards a brilliant career.

We recruit graduates and experienced lawyers. We welcome all backgrounds and nationalities but whatever your background, you must have an appetite for challenging work, a detailed understanding of the law, and the organization and discipline to manage complex deals. We’re looking for people who can perform well under pressure and come up with creative solutions to tough problems. Market or industry experience is also an advantage that will set you apart.

We ask a lot and we give a lot, too. We offer outstanding career development that starts when you join the firm. On-the-job coaching also plays an important part in professional development. You work with Partners and Associates who ensure you complement your technical skills with hands-on experience. Our lawyers attend seminars and conferences that cover legal practices in France and other jurisdictions. Most of our practice groups also have at least one residential conference a year, bringing together colleagues from all over the world.

How to become a part of the team?
What requirements do I need to apply for the role of associate at Freshfields?

Due to the nature or our work, a deep knowledge of French law and an excellent command of English are mandatory. We want to meet exciting personalities with foresight, who enjoy teamwork and are enthusiastic about working in an international commercial law firm. Experience in your preferred legal field and experience abroad are additional assets which can score you extra points.

How can I apply and what documents should I include in my application?

We accept applications for the role of associate throughout the year, feel free to discover all our job offers! Your complete application should consist of your curriculum vitae and a cover letter.

What are the next steps after I have submitted my application?

If your application is selected, you can expect a series of one-to-one interviews with the respective teams to get to know you. And, as, along with your technical knowledge and experience, we attach particular importance to ensuring that the chemistry between you and your future colleagues is right