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Avvocato: Global Mobility Associate - Private Client and Tax (1-2 PQE)

We are currently recruiting for an Associate to join our Private Client and Tax team in Milan!

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Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Private Client and Tax - Immigration

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About Withersworldwide

A law firm focused on people and collaboration. For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives. We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes. Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future. To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones. We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first. Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

The Role

We are looking for an organised and flexible newly qualified lawyer (avvocato) to join the global mobility team of our Private Client and Tax Department, in Milan. 

Key elements of the role include:

  • Proficiency in English (C1 required)
  • Prior experience of at least 1 or 2 years in the global mobility sector, immigration and tax. In particular, prior experience on investor visa applications, Italian citizenship, special tax regimes for in-bound workers (impatriati) and the Italian flat tax regime (neoresidenti).
  • Prior experience in assisting clients before the immigration authorities (such as consulates, questura and prefettura)

Additional key elements of the role:

  • Drafting of immigration, tax and legal documents and opinions
  • Producing accurate, high-quality work quickly and efficiently
  • Preparing first drafts of engagement letters; ensuring anti-money laundering requirements are adhered to and requesting necessary Know Your Client documentation
  • Providing effective and proactive communication with clients, colleagues, partners, legal staff and other support staff

This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this position

Required skills and experience

  • Excellent academics (not less than 100/110)
  • Fluent Italian and English communication skills are mandatory (C1 level is a must)
  • Qualified avvocato
  • Ideally 1-2 years of experience in the global mobility and private client and tax sector
  • Prior experience on relocation of employees (posted workers directive) and Italian employment law (e.g. drafting of job offers and employment contracts) will be a plus
  • Enthusiastic and engaged attitude with excellent people skills and a good, clear communication style
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Teamwork is vital together with the ability to work alongside colleagues in our overseas offices
  • Strong IT skills (e.g. Word & Excel)

For further information, please contact the recruitment team.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.       


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