Business Development Manager, Global Markets

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - London
14 Sep 2018


Firm overview:

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates, We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Role overview:

The Global Markets team works globally to grow the business we do for key clients in emerging markets and other geographies where Freshfields operates via in-country partner law firms. It does this through the identification of client issues/aspirations and emerging market trends in order to develop best-in-class marketing outputs, which target at the firm’s most important clients.

Drawing on support from across the MBD function and the wider firm you will use your knowledge to:

  • Understand our client base and identify opportunities to broaden the geographic scope of the relationship
  • Develop relationships with local counsel and mastery of other channels of intelligence to identify tangible opportunities to grow the business we do for our key clients
  • Support on turning those issues into tangible marketing and BD outputs which move the dial with clients
  • Demonstrate measurement and ROI for those initiatives


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to listen, clarify and share information easily
  • The ability to build strong working relationships and to be able to persuade and influence a range of people, including partners
  • The ability operate in a high pressure environment with a focus on results
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Resilient and able to remain calm and positive under pressure
  • Decisive and mature in judgment
  • A commitment to the highest levels of integrity and performance
  • Able to resolve complex problems taking a proactive approach to analyse the issues and generate solutions
  • The ability to inspire confidence
  • Emotional intelligence and situational awareness