Corporate Associate (NQ-1 PQE)

Type

Permanent - Full Time

Location

Milano

Job Role

Business - Corporate



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About Withersworldwide

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, businesses and institutions for 125 years. We advise clients on their business, personal and philanthropic 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 leading international law firm for successful people. With offices in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Caribbean we provide coverage across the world that other law firms focussed on the individual cannot. 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, working with the CEO of the global firm.

The Role

The role encompasses a full range of commercial, corporate and M&A work. The successful candidate will be a key member of the team from the start, supporting the drafting and negotiation of various commercial agreements as well as, drafting share and asset purchase agreements, shareholders' 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 commercial transactions including in relation to due diligence activities. The candidate will be working on multi-national corporate transactions advising corporate, family office and individual clients on disposals, acquisitions and investments, and day-to-day corporate and commercial matters.

The Essentials

  • Newly qualified - 1 PQE corporate experience
  • Excellent academics (not less than 102/110)
  • Former training and 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 commercial agreements and 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)

Please do not submit your application should you not meet the above essential requirements

 

For further information, please contact the recruitment team.

 

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.

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