Working in Spain

We are committed to finding and retaining enterprising individuals who want to be part of a truly global law firm and provide our clients with exemplary service across a diverse range of cutting-edge assignments. Working at White & Case is highly demanding but also professionally rewarding. You will be empowered to learn and grow while being part of a great international legal team.

Each individual is important to us, irrespective of their seniority and experience. That’s why we ensure every employee is appreciated and has the opportunity for continuous personal and professional development.

Grounded in deep knowledge and experience of complex local and global markets, we provide our clients with the perfect balance of on-the-ground know-how coupled with a strong multijurisdictional perspective. We have acted as counsel in high-profile transactions for numerous Spanish companies, as well as for many multinational corporates, international investment banks and private equity firms, covering a broad range of industry and financial sectors.

If you want to prove yourself by doing a job that truly challenges you, while also offering great satisfaction, many opportunities and a friendly and professional atmosphere, then White & Case is the right place for you.

Practice areas

Our Madrid office is full-service and counts with the following practice areas: corporate M&A, capital markets, banking & finance, financial restructuring and insolvency, international arbitration, commercial litigation, antitrust and tax; it serves major players in the Spanish national market, including large international corporations and financial institutions, in complex cross-border transactions. 

Our lawyers in Madrid are qualified to practice under Spanish, English, US, Sweden and Mexican law amongst others. We focus on inbound and outbound M&A, including public and privately negotiated transactions, equity and debt capital markets, including regulatory and corporate governance issues, banking & finance and restructuring.

Master of lawyering internships

Law students interested in a six-month position as legal trainee should have finished their law degree and should be undergoing their Masters of Lawyering (Master de Acceso a la abogacía). Selected interns may be invited to extend their contract beyond six months.

During the internship, you will be assigned projects that require both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. These assignments may at first seem challenging, but your internship supervisor and other lawyers will always be on hand to help. And because we value the time you spend with us, you will be compensated during your internship.

We are looking to meet impressive candidates with an excellent level of English interested in the practices mentioned above. All applicants should possess outstanding academic qualifications and strong leadership skills. Suitable candidates should also be team players and look forward to the prospect of being part of a team that expects and encourages business development from an early stage.

Download our recruitment brochure to learn more.

  • ESADE Virtual Job Fair: 4 October 2023
  • IE Talent Forum (in person): 19 October 2023
  • Agendas cruzadas Universidad de Navarra: 23 and 24 October 2023
  • Foro de Empleo Comillas: 25 October 2023

Our recruitment process can be summarized as follows:

  • Offer will be posted in September 2023. Please submit your CV, cover letter and academic records online – By 25 October 2023
  • We review applications and make our initial selection in week of 23 October 2023
  • If you are successful, you will be invited to sit for a test to check your knowledge of Spanish Corporate law and your knowledge of English (including a written practical case) – on 30 or 31 October 2023
  • For those who are successful in the tests, interviews take place in November 2023
  • Intake: September 2024

Each year we select trainees who may be offered employment with White & Case as an associate at the end of the internship.

Legal and business support positions

We post available positions online. In order to keep you updated on the job opportunities for legal and business support positions, you may create your own profile online.

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