Trainee (Private Client and Tax)


Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Private Client and Tax

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About Withersworldwide

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, businesses and institutions for 125 years. We advise clients on their business, personal and philanthropic needs both at home and abroad. In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world the need for integrated and timely advice has never been more urgent.

We are recognised as the leading international law firm for successful people. With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean we provide coverage across the world that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot. We have represented 70% of the Top-100 ‘Sunday Times Rich List’, as well as a significant number of people listed in the US (Forbes) and Asian (Hurun) Rich Lists.

The firm consists of three global legal Divisions: Business; Dispute Resolution and Private Client & Tax. Each Division is headed by a Divisional CEO and Divisional Operating Officer, working with the CEO of the global firm.

The Department

Our team helps successful families and entrepreneurs around the world structure their assets in a way that will preserve their wealth now and for future generations.

We advise on all aspects of wealth structuring, using domestic and international trusts and foundations and private trust companies in local as well as offshore jurisdictions and we co-ordinate the acquisition of appropriate investments. Our advice to fiduciaries covers the design and implementation of new plans, as well as the modernization and consolidation of older trusts. We also assist them in complying with the complex rules surrounding investments, accounting, taxes and compliance.

The Role

We are looking for a Trainee to work in our international tax team in Milan and Padua currently composed of 6 professionals. The areas of interest on which the candidate must have gained experience are:

  • Trust and trust law
  • Taxation of natural persons
  • Assistance in relation to the transfer of residence in Italy and abroad
  • Taxation of artists and sportsmen
  • International taxation
  • Indirect taxes
  • Real estate taxation

The candidate should focus primarily on assisting the firm's national and international clients with regard to asset planning and trust structures.

Key skills and experience

  • Previous experience of private client, wealth structuring and tax advice
  • Strong academics
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Team player
  • Strong IT skills (e.g. Word & excel)

The essentials

  • 1 – 2 years of previous experience and the remuneration will be commensurate with the actual skills and experience gained
  • A degree in law or economics with a final grade of not less than 108/110 and preferably have sustained an LL.M. in English in tax law or international law of trusts or commercial law
  • A level of English proficiency equal to a C1 is required

For further information, please contact the recruitment team.

Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

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