Photo taken in Milan, Italy

Latham & Watkins’ Italian office combines sophisticated international and local market knowledge to advise clients doing business both domestically and internationally.

As part of a full-service firm, Italian Latham lawyers regularly assist clients with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital markets transactions (including private placements, IPOs, and other debt and equity offerings)
  • Banking and finance transactions (including restructuring and insolvency matters)

Opportunities for Interns and Trainees

An internship or traineeship at Latham is a great opportunity to gain professional experience with some of the best lawyers in the market and to be involved in some of the most significant domestic and international transactions.

Our small working teams will give you a chance to work with senior associates and partners on a daily basis so you will have the opportunity learn each step of a matter.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Legal research
  • Drafting contracts and other ancillary documents in Italian and English
  • Due diligence (e.g., reviewing documentation about a company, highlighting and describing issues, and identifying potential solutions)
  • Project management (e.g., organizing the implementation, signing, and closing of a transaction)

Job Simulations for Law Students

Complete one of our Job Simulations, hosted on Forage, to better prepare for your application and interview. As a participant, you will complete simulated legal tasks created by our lawyers at Latham — allowing you to build practical legal skills and learn about life at Latham and the work we do. Get started here.

Recruiting Events

At Latham & Watkins we believe in fostering fruitful relationships with the best Italian Universities, therefore we are committed to take part in on campus and online events. On top of this, around March of each year, we invite students to spend time with us in occasion of our Open Day: a great opportunity to visit our office, get to know our professionals and be involved into department presentation and active workshops! Watch the 2023 Open Day video here

How to Apply

We are always looking for talented, ambitious people, who share our core values — demonstrating knowledge and expertise, as well as soft skills and emotional intelligence.

Ideal candidates possess an Italian law degree (final score of 100/110 or better) and — as a large part of our work takes place in English — excellent English language skills. 

Prior experience in corporate or finance law is appreciated, especially if acquired at a major law firm. An LLM degree is considered a plus.

In addition to talent and knowledge, we’re looking for people with good communication skills, varied life experiences, and who remain grounded while aspiring to great heights.

To apply, please email with your presentation letter, updated curriculum vitae, and any useful reference documents (English certification, university grades, work references, etc.)

It begins with you!

See our current opportunities here.