Current opportunities

Are you interested?

Contact us – we look forward to meeting you!

What can you expect?

Choosing Freshfields means choosing a challenging work environment. Where you get the freedom to fully develop yourself. As an associate, you will work directly and fully in the practice group of your choice. The work extends beyond the Brussels office, allowing you to experience what an international network entails.

Just as important as our lawyers are our experts in the various areas within Business Services. Whether it concerns Business Development, Communication, Events, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Library&Information Service, Marketing, Office Management or Secretarial Services – our employees contribute every day to the success of the office with their work.



What do we expect?

Curious and driven people with a ‘global mindset’ fit. You will notice that this mindset matches well with what our clients expect from us: service at the highest level. That is why we expect your work to radiate professional expertise and professionalism in every respect and that you use a healthy dose of relativity in doing so. Our slogan is ‘excellent, and not too serious’.

Freshfields Careers website


Current opportunities

Antitrust, Competition and Trade Associate

Associate Position within the Antitrust Competition and Trade (ACT) practice group


Role Summary

The Freshfields Brussels office is recruiting ambitious, qualified lawyers of all levels of seniority to join its market leading global antitrust practice. Our lawyers are involved in some of the world’s most complex but rewarding mandates, and advise clients on all types of competition, regulatory and trade law issues, many of which are cross-border or global.

In addition to being involved in cutting-edge client facing work, you will be able to contribute to the wider success of Freshfields’ global Antitrust, Competition and Trade (ACT) team through proactive involvement in business development and knowledge management.

Your profile

  • You have top-class academic qualifications, preferably including an LL.M. degree.
  • You have prior experience or a strong interest in competition and trade law.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills and are fluent in English; Fluency in French is an asset.
  • You are a team player, motivated, and solution-oriented.
  • You are capable of handling a high degree of responsibility and managing a challenging workload.
  • You are proactive and committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising clients on a range of competition law and commercial issues.
  • Drafting/negotiating transaction or other contract documents.
  • Drafting submissions to competition authorities and courts.
  • Managing transactions.
  • Managing client relationships.
  • Actively participating in business development and client events.
  • Training/managing trainees/junior lawyers.

What we offer

  • A competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • A truly international and highly collegiate environment, driven by the ambition to deliver world-class, innovative solutions to our clients’ most complex legal issues.
  • The possibility to work together in cross-border, cross-functional teams, giving you the chance to experience new cultures, ideas and places.
  • An agile working framework.
  • An inclusive working environment where you can achieve your potential with dedicated training that includes access to Freshfields’ leading training and mentoring programs.

How to apply

Please send your CV, cover letter and university transcripts via our Recruitment website.


Freshfields Overview

With over 2,800 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, Freshfields combines an unrivalled breadth of expertise across practice areas and borders with tremendous growth opportunities within our practices. This unique balance defines our work style and culture. On one side, there’s the friendliness, personal attention and lack of hierarchy you find in a small firm; on the other, the comprehensive network, wideness of work and resources of an international organization. We’re a collegial firm: we work, learn and socialize together as one team. We’re also truly international in both outlook and opportunity.

Our people make our firm: We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people which is through the Being Freshfields principles, outlined below:

  • we show respect to everyone
  • we are there for one another
  • we are open with each other
  • we are positive role models

We think and work globally: We don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.

We aim to add value in everything we do: We are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.


Please send your CV, motivation letter and a copy of all your transcripts via our career website

There are no jobs at this time.