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Careers

A law firm that achieves consistent high quality in client care, technical ability and investment in its people, Watson Farley & Williams specialises in managing complex transactions, projects and disputes for leading corporations, funds, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The firm is highly respected for its sector expertise, particularly in energy & infrastructure, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport.

Working in an inclusive environment where opportunities are open to all based solely on personal merit, our talented people contribute to the continual growth of the firm through collective effort, and thrive in a familial and supportive atmosphere.

We are always looking for outstanding people who are seeking to take the next exciting step in their career – whether experienced lawyers, graduates, or those looking to join our exceptional business services team.

 

Vacancies - France Open

STAGE DEPARTEMENT FINANCE : AVRIL-SEPTEMBRE 2018 (6 MOIS) OU AVRIL-DECEMBRE 2018 (9 MOIS)

Watson Farley & Williams LLP est un cabinet d’avocats de dimension internationale, présent dans les principales places financières d’Europe, du Moyen-Orient, d’Asie et d’Amérique du Nord. Nos bureaux sont implantés à Londres, Paris, Hambourg, Munich, Francfort, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Athènes, Singapour, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubaï et New York.

Nous recherchons plusieurs stagiaires pour la période d’avril à septembre 2018 (6 mois) ou avril à décembre 2018 (9 mois).

D’un niveau supérieur ou égal au Master 2, avec de solides connaissances en matière de droit des obligations, droit bancaire, droit des sûretés et droit des procédures collectives, idéalement, complétées de connaissances en matière de contrats-cadre (ISDA et FBF) et de réglementation financière (EMIR, MIF II, PRIIPS,…). Le ou la stagiaire sera rattaché(e) au département financement, et sera amené(e) au cours de ce stage à être intégré(e) directement à notre équipe franco-anglaise et à participer à la mise en œuvre des opérations de financement.

Le ou la  stagiaire interviendra notamment sur des opérations financières complexes : financements d’actifs, financements de projets (renouvelables et PPP), financements d’acquisition, financements immobiliers, restructuration de dette, crédits syndiqués, tax leases ainsi que sur des contrats-cadre sur produits dérivés (ISDA, FBF) et sur des questions règlementaires liées à l’entrée en vigueur notamment d’EMIR, PRIIPS, MIF II, etc.

Une excellente maîtrise de l’anglais est exigée. Le ou la candidat(e) devra disposer d’excellentes capacités d’analyse, de rédaction et de synthèse, d’un sens des responsabilités et d’une rigueur certaine.

Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir préciser dans l’objet de votre lettre de motivation la référence du stage à savoir « stage au sein du département financement – avril à septembre 2018» ou « stage au sein du département financement – avril à décembre 2018 »

Ce stage est conventionné et indemnisé à hauteur de 2 000€ brut mensuel.

Merci d’adresser votre candidature (lettre de motivation et CV) à l’attention de Mme Jeanien Gharbi, Watson Farley & Williams, 28 avenue Victor Hugo – 75116 Paris ou par email à jgharbi@wfw.com. 

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

 

Vacancies - Germany Open

The firm is recruiting across its offices in Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt. WFW in Germany works with the best and brightest legal professionals, aiding career development through complex and challenging projects conducted in a collaborative working environment.

Visit our German Recruitment Microsite

 

Vacancies - Greece Open

Commercial Lawyer

We are recruiting a Greek-qualified Commercial Lawyer with 5 – 8 years’ PQE. Experience in finance, energy and/or real estate is desired. Please send all speculative applications to: dkaoura@wfw.com.

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - Hong Kong Open

Graduate Recruitment

In Hong Kong, Watson Farley & Williams takes on two trainees, four winter interns and six summer interns each year. Interns undertake an immersive programme, starting with the firm in either in December, July or August, and gaining experience in each department over the duration of two weeks. Graduates start in September and are taken through a comprehensive training programme including three eight-month seats – in Corporate, Finance and Dispute Resolution. During one of these seats, there may be the opportunity for a two-to-three month international secondment to the firm’s offices in either Singapore or Bangkok.

Apply for a summer internship

Apply for the graduate training programme


Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - Italy Open

Receptionist – Milano e Roma

Per le nostre sedi di Milano e Roma siamo alla ricerca di receptionist. Le risorse si occuperanno della gestione del centralino, dell’accoglienza dei clienti, della gestione sale riunioni/posta/corrieri, prenotazione viaggi e della segreteria generale dello Studio.

Requisiti:

  • possesso di laurea
  • ottima padronanza dei principali strumenti informatici
  • flessibilità, autonomia e proattività
  • imprescindibile ottima conoscenza della lingua inglese

Inviare la propria candidatura a infoitaly@wfw.com

Mid-Associate – Dipartimento Arbitration/Litigation – Roma

Per il nostro Dipartimento di Arbitration e Litigation, siamo alla ricerca di una figura qualificata da integrare nel nostro team presso la sede di Roma.

Requisiti:

  • il candidato ideale è un brillante avvocato con esperienza minima di 4 anni in materia di arbitrati nazionali ed internazionali, oltre ad esperienza in materia di contenzioso, maturata preferibilmente all’interno di studi legali internazionali
  • imprescindibile ottima conoscenza della lingua inglese scritta e parlata

Si pregano i candidati unicamente in possesso dei requisiti sopra indicati di inviare il proprio CV completo di track record a infoitaly@wfw.com.

 

Candidatura spontanea

Siamo sempre alla ricerca di nuovi talenti. Invia la tua candidatura a infoitaly@wfw.com. Se il tuo profilo risponderà alle nostre esigenze, sarai ricontattato.

Vacancies - Singapore Open

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - Spain Open

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - Thailand Open

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - United Arab Emirates Open

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - United Kingdom Open

UK recruitment

The firm’s point of difference is the quality of our people. We are seeking talent right across the business, in both legal and business services roles. Ideal candidates will enjoy a challenge, like working as part of a dynamic team, and want to use their skills in an entrepreneurial environment. Our current vacancies are shown on AllHires, a market-leading online application portal.

Visit our UK Recruitment Microsite

 

Graduate recruitment

The firm’s graduate recruitment programme aims to identify the best and brightest legal graduates to bring into our trainee programme, and support and aid their development through to qualification.

Trainees will learn by working alongside leading lawyers in their respective sectors on challenging and important work, providing opportunities to improve their legal skills, develop their commercial awareness and gain a depth and breadth of experience often unavailable in other firms.

Visit our UK Graduate Trainee Microsite

Vacancies - United States of America Open

Business Development Specialist – New York

We are looking for a full time business development specialist who will act as the single point of contact for the New York office lawyers to deliver all their BD and marketing needs and in promoting the firm’s services to current and potential clients.

Requirements:

  • Professional services or law firm experience;
  • Previous experience in a business development role (2+ years)

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter to careers@wfw.com  for the attention of Chloe Harding.

 

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.