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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, or simply Freshfields, is a british-based firm that has made a major domestic impact in the United States. Ranked #38 in the 2011 Vault 100 Top Law firms, Freshfiled is also ranked as the #2 international law firm and the #5 antitrust law firm. Within the United States, Freshfields has a growing litigation practice with a stellar reputation.[1]



Believed to be perhaps the older international law firm, Freshfields first got its roots in the 1700's. Attorneys at Freshfield are typically multicultural and enjoy engagaing in international legal issues. Associates enjoy the quality of the work as well as the opportunity to travel for their profession.[2] Freshfields merged with two highly respected German law firms -- Bruckhaus and Deringer in 2000. 

Over 5,000 people work with Freshfields throughout the world, with offices in 15 countries.

Appointed as the official legal service provider for the 2012 Olypmpics in London, Freshfields is the first law firm to have this sole responsibility. Freshfields is committed to pro bono work and it is of little surprise that much of this giving back takes on an international slant.

Freshfields Areas of Practice

Focusing in various aspect of business law, Freshfields practice areas include:

  • Corporate Law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Multi-practice initiatives
  • Tax

Freshfields Offices

Freshfields has 27 offices in 15 countries with over 2,700 lawyers. Some office locations include[3]:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Hong Kong
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • New York
  • Barcelone
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Frankfurt
  • Silicon Valley
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Barcelona
  • Beijing
  • Brussels
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Vienna
  • Milan
  • Moscow
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Washington
  • Rome
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo


520 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor

New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 277-4000
Website: http://www.freshfields.com/

Freshfield Size

With over 2,400 lawyers in over 27 international cities, Freshfields is on the larger side.

Freshfield Recruiting

The firm prides itself on its ability to recruit talent from a variety of cultures, jurisdictions and practice areas.Freshfield recruiting has typically sought those candidates who speak multiple languages and look to develop experience in international law.

Freshfield Salary & Bonuses

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year $210,000

5th Year $230,000

6th Year


Salary based on February 2007 figures.[4]


  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Freshfields-Bruckhaus-Deringer-LLP-%28US%29?companyId=6641
  2. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Freshfields-Bruckhaus-Deringer-LLP-%28US%29?companyId=6641
  3. http://www.freshfields.com/practices/
  4. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=DC1060



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