New - 2-4 PQE Corporate & Commercial Associate, UK International Firm (Legal 500), London
We are looking for a 2-4 PQE Corporate Associate to join our friendly Legal 500 rated team. Candidates will be confident in managing client relationships, workloads and priorities. We are looking for proactive applicants who are ambitious and have lots of drive and enthusiasm. Please get in touch for a chat about this and other suitable roles.
The role is a broad role; generally, we think it important for our junior associates to have a breadth of training & exposure initially, and be able to cover all aspects of corporate work (with appropriate training where necessary, including “on the job” training), before deciding where they wish to specialise.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Providing key support within the group on a variety of corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, IPOs, offers of securities, private equity and other third-party investment into private companies and joint ventures.
Drafting and, as appropriate, negotiating related transaction documents.
Assisting with disclosure and due diligence processes, reviewing corporate documents, compiling relevant reports and identifying the key issues (whether corporate or otherwise).
Advising (managing and leading) on the key transaction documentation for asset and share sale and purchase agreements for transactions of varying value levels.
Undertaking corporate reorganisations, restructuring work, and putting in place documentation to reflect a range of business ownership structures, such as shareholders' agreements, LLP members' agreements and partnership agreements.
Assisting on investment advisory mandates, negotiating shareholder agreements, share rights agreements, co-investment agreements, drafting, negotiating constitutional documents, and ancillary related documentation.
Delivering advice to clients on general corporate issues, company law and company secretarial matters and the Takeover Code, Listing Rules and AIM Rules.
Excellent technical expertise and ability to not only research and advise on the law but also to apply that advice to the commercial needs of the client
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Commercial awareness, financial acumen and business-like approach to both legal practice and business development
Enthusiasm, commitment and a flexible approach
Good people and team working skills
Effective decision making and judgment skills