New - Corporate Associate, NQ-4 years PQE, Top Tier International Firm, Manchester
This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with excellent prospects for career development. You will handle your own matters (with supervision) and assist the Partners and Managing Associates on more complex matters. We have a diverse client base acting for fast growing business owners, private equity institutions, large corporates and public transactions. We are the only firm in Manchester that can provide fully diverse client and work type opportunities and have a strong reputation for providing Associates with early levels of responsibility within a supportive, stretching environment.
We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice: we not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients.
The Corporate team spans all of the firm's UK offices and four of the firm's overseas offices. It provides a full-service offering and includes transactional experience across M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Public Company Takeovers, Private Equity, Structured Real Estate and Professional Practices. The team advises on the full range of both transactional and non-transactional corporate work and works with a wide range of UK and international clients.
We are looking for a Corporate Associate to join the Manchester team. You will work on a variety of corporate matters including transactional and non-transactional work.
This is a high performing, cohesive and busy team with excellent prospects for career development. You will handle your own matters (with supervision) and
assist the Partners and Managing Associates on more complex matters. We have a strong reputation for providing Associates with early levels of responsibility within a supportive, stretching environment.
Knowledge, skills and experience required
Suitable candidates will have strong academics and will have gained their experience in a corporate transactional role in order to have acquired the range of skills and expertise required for the position. This experience should probably have been gained in a major national, international, City or regional firm.
Along with excellent communication skills, we are seeking candidates with a good grounding in the basic elements of corporate law, a willingness to learn and develop commercial awareness, good social skills and plenty of drive and enthusiasm to help us to provide an excellent client service. In addition to this you should be able to demonstrate you are able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, challenging environment, where you will be required to meet tight deadlines.
As well as the above skills and competencies required, you will have:
excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree;
clear understanding of the operation and structure of a top law firm; and
ability to achieve continuous improvement and development.