Paralegal - English Law
Fixed Term - Full Time
Business - Corporate
Withersworldwide have been acting for successful individuals, businesses and institutions for over 100 years. We advise clients on their business and personal legal needs both at home and abroad. In this fast moving and increasingly regulated world the need for integrated and timely advice has never been more urgent.
We are recognised as the only international law firm for successful people, their families, their businesses and their philanthropic work. With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean we provide coverage that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot. We continually look for opportunities to ensure we are based in the same locations as our clients and their wealth. We have represented 70% of the Top-100 ‘Sunday Times Rich List’, as well as a significant number of people listed in the US (Forbes) and Asian (Hurun) Rich Lists.
The firm consists of three global legal Divisions: Business; Dispute Resolution and Private Client & Tax. Each Division is headed by a Divisional CEO and Divisional Operating Officer. There is also an overarching CEO of the global firm.
Withers’ Corporate team acts on a wide variety of corporate transactions and advisory work across a number of interesting and dynamic sectors. The English law team based in Milan has a particular focus on the fashion, design and sports sectors.
The team works alongside our UK office and in particular with the Wealth Planning and other departments in advising owners, families and management teams at each stage of a business' life cycle (from incorporation through to value events) and at each stage of a stakeholder's interaction with a company. Fee earners also work closely with the wider Commercial group, which in addition to Corporate, comprises Banking and Finance, IT and IP, Corporate Tax, Charities and employee incentives.
We are looking for a Paralegal to work in our English Law Corporate team in Milan. Responsibility will include:
- Reviewing and analysing a broad range of commercial agreements, letters, memos and other documents
- Drafting, reviewing and amending documents including NDAs, LOIs, SPAs
- Articles of Association and Investment/Shareholder Agreements
- Legal research
- Due diligence
- Assisting the team in evaluating pre-contentious matters
The candidate will be working on multi-national corporate transactions advising corporate, family office and individual clients on disposals, acquisitions and investments, public and private transactions, and day-to-day corporate matters.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this position.
Required skills and experience
- UK Qualified/Background in English Law
- Excellent academics and preferably with the benefit of previous experience in a well-regarded Corporate department
- Fluent English communication skills with preferably Italian spoken/written skills
- Effective team player - able to work effectively in an established, close-knit team
- An enthusiastic and engaged attitude with excellent people skills and a good, clear communication style
- Familiarity with technology e.g. excel, word
Information for Recruitment Agencies
We endeavour to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, we operate a preferred supplier list ('PSL') and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.
Equal Opportunities Employment Statement
It is our policy to provide equal opportunities for all employees/prospective employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion. Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.