Lawyer Corporate


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Milan, Italy



The role

Our ambition, your journey.

No two careers - or two people - are the same at DLA Piper. We encourage you to reach your full potential, to explore the opportunities and to shape your individual career journey. 

A trusted advisor, innovator and game-changer, going above and beyond to open new opportunities and accelerate growth, you’ll manage and advise major corporates, private equity houses, financial institutions and start- ups on national and cross border corporate transactions - including M&A and PE deals, MIP, joint ventures, group reorganisations and general corporate and commercial work.  

As part of a wider global team your horizon will extend even further than that - and you’ll also frequently act on deals involving your worldwide colleagues: providing the knowledge and expertise our clients expect from one of the largest legal and tax networks in the world. 

If you’re an ambitious Lawyer with 3 to 6 years’ experience in corporate and M&A especially, excellent command of verbal and written English (any other main foreign language would also be a real asset), bring your ambition, initiative and entrepreneurial mindset to a global business that’s redefining the possible.

Start your journey now. 


You will be working as part of our market leading corporate team and will undertake a broad variety of work that will cover our core Corporate services:

  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, buy-ins, buyouts, joint ventures and private equity/fund investments
  • Engaging in the drafting, negotiating and reviewing of a wide variety of corporate contracts, including share purchase agreements, ancillary documents, disclosure letters, engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, offering memoranda, shareholders agreements, and joint venture agreements
  • Providing guidance and support on various corporate policies and corporate governance matters
  • Dealing with due diligence activities


  • 3 to 6 years' experience in Corporate and M&A area 
  • Graduated with excellent academic marks from an leading Italian University and admitted to the Italian bar
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in Italian and English 
  • Service minded, organized and able to meet deadlines
  • Positive mentality with a "can do" attitude
  • Demonstrate a desire to achieve excellence
  • Open to changing environment which requires daily learning


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.