Trainee Lawyer, Real Estate Town Planning

Real Estate

Job Reference



Real Estate




Milan, Italy



The role


Our platform, your impact.

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.

With approximately 200 real estate lawyers in the US and over 500 globally, DLA Piper's market-leading real estate group offers a full range of real estate services, including single asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, single asset and multi-property/programmatic joint ventures, fund formation, operating company investments, cross-border investments, REITs, financing, construction and design, leasing, zoning/land-use, environmental law, real estate litigation and tax.

By joining our Town Planning / Environmental group within the Real Estate department in Milan you will have the unique opportunity to learn how to manage and advise companies and public administrations on town planning, building and environmental law. In particular the team deals with administrative aspects related to the authorization processes for the construction and operation of real estate complex and analyses the authorization trial related to the housing development (such as commercial centers, residential complex, etc.) in respect to environmental, town planning and building-zoning matters.

If you’re an ambitious Trainee Lawyer with great interest of Town Planning and environmental law, 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 real estate services:

  • Legal research and analysis
  • Assistance in drafting memoranda and legal opinions
  • Assistance in contract drafting
  • Analysis of contractual agreements and other legal documents
  • Due diligence
  • Engagement and involvement in client matters


  • Graduated with excellent academic marks 
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in Italian and English
  • Great interest of administrative law, with a focus on Town Planning and environmental law
  • 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 act 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 know 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.