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Trainee Lawyer - Employment Milan

Graduates & Law Students
JR-2574 Requisition #

Our experienced Employment Team works with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues.

We not only cover the traditional areas of Employment law that many firms focus on, but also more specialist areas that are increasingly relevant in the current financial climate, such as remuneration reform, regulatory investigations and corporate governance.

Clients, ranging from global businesses to small enterprises, have come to trust and rely on the experience of our dedicated teams based across our network of offices. To help clients  keep on top of the risks and opportunities arising from changes in the law, we track and anticipate the latest legislative proposals in the jurisdictions that are important to their business.

What you will do

You will be given the chance to handle a variety of work and you will closely collaborate with our Employment lawyers and clients.

Specifically you will work together with the Employment Team in activities related to:

- Advisory (such as work councils and unions, D&I, boardroom and senior executive issues, employment contracts)

- Transactional (such as employment aspects of M&A, outsourcings, relocations and restructurings)

- Remuneration

Corporate Governance

- Employee incentives

How we will support you

From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning.

About the Firm and the Italy Offices

We were one of the first international law firms to open offices in Italy – Rome in 1993 and Milan in 1994. We know the Italian market well and have long experience of cross-border deals.

We have invested in our Italian offices and we are now one of the few firms who can offer clients a full-service capability. Our team of approximately 100 lawyers comprises professionals qualified to practice in Italy, the UK, and the US and all our lawyers are permanently based in Italy.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and  languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective.

Over the last decades we have been working on a number of landmark deals and high-profile cases – among them in 1990s the privatisations of Banca di Roma, BNL, Alitalia and Autostrade. These transactions and our way of working – teams of lawyers led by highly-experienced partners – helped to change the landscape of the Italian legal market

Equal opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees, Fee Earners and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.

For any additional information regarding working at Clifford Chance, please visit our LinkedIn Page  




Your career experience so far

You will ideally be a newly graduated in Italian Law with a brief experience in the Employment Practice Area of a Law Firm and with a strong passion for labour/employment law.

 You addressed your studies in Labour topics (for example you have written your thesis in labour law; you have participated in courses / seminars related to labour law; you have had some short internship experience in teams that dealt with labour law).

You will be a self-starter with a strong academic background, a team player with strong communication, analytical and drafting skills, able to manage different work-streams.

An excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is mandatory.




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