New - Corporate Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading International Firm, London

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New - Corporate Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading International Firm, London

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    Chris Woodward

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    020 3005 3265

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    4 months ago

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    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

New - Corporate Associate, 2-5 PQE, Leading International Firm, London

We are currently seeking a mid-level Corporate Associate to join our team. The role is focused on equity capital markets work though will also involve M&A. The team has a high-quality client base ranging from blue-chip multi-national clients to more boutique businesses. 

Attributes/Skills Required

  • Capital markets experience should include new issues (whether Main Market or AIM) and secondary issues (including open offers, placings and rights issues), acting for both issuers and financial intermediaries.

  • Corporate advisory experience should include Listing Rules and AIM Rules advice as well as practical corporate support, including AGMs and other general meetings, articles of association preparation and supporting ongoing reporting obligations.

  • Experience of private and public M&A would enhance the strength of an application

  • Understanding of UK and EU regulation as they may affect capital raising post-Brexit.

  • Background in a firm with an excellent corporate reputation

  • Ability to acquire, consolidate and apply fundamental and up-to-date knowledge of the law

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Organised and able to work to strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise realistically

  • Good housekeeping/file management practices; managing and recording time promptly and accurately

  • Resilient with the ability to handle setbacks and pressure

  • Cooperative and collaborative in approach and able to develop excellent working relationships at all levels and within all roles

  • Ability to operate professionally and proactively at all times

  • Self-aware and an active participant in self-development

  • Flexible, a lateral thinker

  • Exhibits an understanding of the firm’s position in the market and how it distinguishes its services from its competitors

Main Responsibilities

  • Clear, concise and unambiguous preparation, drafting and negotiation of corporate documentation with a focus on ECM documentation (including prospectuses and admission documents, placing agreements and circulars)

  • Liaising with clients

  • Managing (with appropriate supervision) transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, corporate reconstructions, private and public M&A, investments and divestments and general corporate advisory work

  • Developing own informal internal and external network of contacts

  • Building excellent working relationships with clients and peers within the firm

  • Participating in and contributing to business development and profile-raising events, such as client seminars and graduate recruitment activities

  • Conducting legal research using internal and external knowledge management resources