Legal Business

Recasting finance at Freshfields: high ambition married with gently lowered expectations

Victoria Young and Madeleine Farman analyse the changes in Freshfields’ finance practice

‘I could have spent another ten years punching the clock but I wanted to build a business, and do more than just be another Freshfields [Bruckhaus Deringer] banking partner,’ reflects one former hand at the Magic Circle firm. It’s a refrain that strikes a chord among the sizeable group of notable finance practitioners who have plied their trade at Fleet Street over the years.