Careers in our Madrid Office
Simmons & Simmons opened its Madrid office in May 2000. We strengthened our practice through a merger with Mochales & Palacios in May 2007 and the office moved to its current location in September 2007. Friendly, supportive and hardworking, our Madrid office plays a prominent role in the firm’s European network and works closely with our other international offices.
Our Madrid office is well located in the corporate centre of the city (Chamberi/Almagro) next to Madrid´s main street, Paseo de la Castellana. The Nuevos Ministerios area is a five minute walk from the office and the US Embassy and Juan Bravo Bridge, the Sorolla Museum and the Mutua Madrileña Tower are close by too.
As well as prominent landmarks, there are also a number of stores, shopping centres and hotels within a short distance of the office.
- Legal Practice Areas
Our Madrid office reflects the overall firm structure: there are four main international practice groups, and we have qualified lawyers working in the following areas:
As a lawyer in our Madrid office, you will be part of a truly international and integrated network. You will have the chance to both experience and play an active role in regular international group meetings, cross-group training and social events, including international group retreats, as well as consider secondment opportunities to other offices and international clients.
We aim to be a first choice law firm for clients in the world’s fastest growing industries and therefore take time to understand the distinct demands that each client faces in order to provide a meaningful and valued service. We do this by offering deep commercial knowledge of each of our key sectors which underpin our four international practice groups. See our sector focus for more information.
Opportunities for experienced lawyers to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their careers in Madrid may arise in both a fee-earning and a knowledge-based capacity. Please see profiles to learn about the experiences of some of our employees around the network and to understand more about why they chose Simmons & Simmons and how their careers have developed at the firm.
- Business Services
Our Business Services employees are integral to the success of the firm. Our aim is to deliver excellent client service so we are always looking for people who are committed to providing the highest level of support to our lawyers.
Our Madrid office is comprised of business services professionals working in Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, Facilities, Secretariat and Knowledge Support. Central Services functions in the London office provide additional support as needed, and colleagues work closely with their London and international counterparts on various international projects as these arise.
Opportunities for business services professionals to join Simmons & Simmons and develop their careers may arise both in our central departments and in our legal practice areas where you may be aligned specifically to a practice group or sector. See our profiles for examples of our business services professionals in Madrid and around the international network.
- Rewards and Benefits
We offer a generous rewards package in line with our position as a leading international law firm. Our employment benefits include restaurant and transport tax exempt tickets and subsidised gym memberships with one of the best Fitness Clubs in Madrid.
We want people to enjoy working together at Simmons & Simmons and that means creating the opportunity to get to know your colleagues and have fun, as well as working together. In addition to having the opportunity to join one of our international networks, seasonal events are held in our Madrid office and the Christmas party is a particular highlight of the year. We recently organised a Mindfulness Workshop for the whole office with a leading local expert.