New – Corporate Associate, 3+ PQE, Full-Service National Law Firm, London
This Full-Service National Firm are looking to recruit a bright and personable Commercial and Corporate associate to join their impressive London team
With early client engagement, you will quickly increase your interpersonal skills as well as gaining an expert understanding of the diverse regulatory environment of corporate and commercial transactions.
You will add value to clients with your working knowledge of taxation of corporate, real estate and commercial transactions by working closely with the Tax Department.
Your general corporate-commercial experience will give you the opportunity to develop expert status in niche areas through exposure to the wide range of sectors serviced by the team including public law, corporate transactions, asset management, wealth management and corporate real estate.
We are an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.
In the last year alone we have:
Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.
However, it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.
There are 9 people in the Commercial and Corporate Department which includes 3 partners, 3 Solicitors, 2 trainee solicitors and 1 support staff.
Client base and type of work
Corporate acquisitions and disposals for small to mid-range transactions (£5million to £100million), many of which are real estate related;
Large scale housing development and finance joint ventures for clients such as Barratt, L&Q, Mount Anvil, A2 Dominion, Redrow and Clarion;
Acquisition of assets for large institutional asset managers including ground rent funds, BTR, hotels and shared ownership (in excess of £2.5 billion of acquisition in the past two years) including all aspects of funding, structuring asset acquisition, tax, management and exit including Aviva Investors and M&G Investment Management Limited;
Advising family offices on the investment structuring, regulation, off-shore, company secretarial and commercial transactions;
FCA and PRA regulation and advice including UK regulatory obligations, Brexit, on-going structure, remuneration and M&A including Imperial Capital, Salix and First Green Capital; and
More generally, corporate and commercial advice and documentation for a range of corporate clients including family offices, institutional investors, private equity, housing developers, renewables businesses and registered social landlords.
Aims of the department
To deliver an expert service providing high quality advice at rates that are highly competitive with the City.
Raise our internal cross-selling profile and opportunities as well as the team’s external profile for corporate, corporate finance, regulatory and complex commercial transactions through quality of service and networking.
Requirements for the role
A sound understanding of company, regulatory and contract law principles with the ability to navigate a complex regulatory environment and efficiently distil and provide legal advice in a clear and effective manner;
To be confident and articulate with exemplary communication skills with clients, internal clients, contemporaries and support staff alike;
A common-sense approach, complex project management skills and self-motivation to prioritise tasks in a busy practice with competing pressures on large scale transactions over an extended timetable; and
Meticulous timekeeping and financial management.