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Trainee lawyers 2024-2025 - Milan & Padua

We welcome applications from Trainees to join our teams in Milan or Padua!

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Permanent - Full Time



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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 welcome applications from Trainee Lawyers ("praticanti avvocato") who would like to join our legal teams in Milan or Padua.

When submitting your application we kindly ask you to specify your area(s) of interest.

Trainees will be involved in:

  • Legal research
  • Document management, review and analysis
  • Producing accurate, high-quality work, using the firm's software packages and document management systems
  • Upon request, preparing first drafts of documents
  • Providing effective and proactive communication with clients, legal staff and other support staff
  • General administrative duties

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.

The Essentials

  • Trainee Lawyer ("praticante avvocato")
  • Excellent academics (not less than 102/110)
  • Fluent Italian and English communication skills are mandatory 
  • Experience abroad for academic or professional purposes is an asset
  • Enthusiastic and engaged attitude with excellent people skills and a good, clear communication style
  • Teamwork is vital 
  • 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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