Corporate Junior Associate
Permanent - 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.
The role encompasses the full range of corporate/M&A and real estate work. The successful candidate will be a key member of the team from the start, supporting the drafting and negotiation of share and asset purchase agreements, shareholders' agreements, joint venture and investment agreements and related transaction documents. The suitable candidate needs to be able to produce good drafts of the above documents and help lead the delivery of an M&A or real estate transactions including in relation to due diligence activities. The candidate will be working on both domestic and multi-national corporate transactions advising corporate, family office and individual clients on disposals, acquisitions and investments, and day-to-day corporate, real estate and commercial matters.
- PQE 1/2 years corporate experience
- Excellent academics (not less than 105/110)
- Broad training and solid experience within a Corporate department
- Fluent Italian and English communication skills are mandatory (English proficiency equal to a C1 is a must)
- Ability to draft in both English and Italian standard M&A documentation
- Experience abroad for academic or professional purposes is an asset
- Enthusiastic and engaged attitude with excellent people skills and a good, clear communication style
- Teamwork is vital and you will often work alongside with colleagues in our overseas offices
- Strong IT skills (e.g. Word & Excel)
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.