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Corporate Associate – 1-5 years’ pqe

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We are recruiting into three of our four Corporate groups in London. The roles will form part of our broad multispecialist Corporate practice and have a wide remit.

Job Description

Associates will tend to work for partners in their own group, but may also work for partners in other groups to provide a breadth of experience not only in types of work, but also in the different working practices and approach of different partners. It would not be unusual for one of our junior associates to have worked on a takeover in the oil & gas sector, a joint venture for a large retail company, a high profile private equity deal in the media industry, a private acquisition with a large consumer goods group or an IPO and listing for a major property company.


The transactions we work on are generally challenging and sophisticated. We do, however, aim to give associates as much responsibility and client contact as they are ready for. This could mean a 1 year qualified associate having day to day responsibility for a £30 million deal or a 4 year qualified associate taking the lead on a large cross-border merger


Role and responsibilities:


Drafting, reviewing and amending the legal and commercial aspects of documentation

Advising on the legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of Corporate and Commercial matters including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing etc.
Advising on the legal and commercial aspects of the full range of equity-related capital market transactions including initial public offerings and equity-related secondary issues and offering
Ability to advice on the legal and commercial aspects of all private equity work including the establishment of private equity funds
Providing efficient professional support for partners
Developing professional relationships with clients
Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm
Managing/supervising the work of others including trainees.



Key skills and attributes:


Appropriate level of post-qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 1-5 years) in a City, major regional or leading international firm
Broad exposure across a range of high value Commercial and Corporate transactions
Previous experience of working on similar scale deals and with a significant level of responsibility is essential.
Ability to draft, advise and negotiate in relation to complex transactions
First rate legal/commercial knowledge
Strong academic background (the equivalent of high 2.1 degree and AAB at A-level) and a demonstrable high level of intellectual analysis
Excellent client relationship skills
Excellent efficiency and transaction management skills
Ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment
Resilient under pressure with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
Experienced in running negotiations/meetings under minimal supervision
High level of professionalism and integrity


Location: EC1Y 8YY
Salary and benefits package: competitive.
Closing date for all applications: 18/11/2019

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