General Corporate Associate (M&A, Investment Management)
Permanent - Full Time
Business - Corporate
Law.com International's Law Firm of the Year 2021
For 125 years, our firm has focused on and helped successful people, families, entrepreneurs, family businesses, governments and institutions negotiate the wide range of legal issues they face in their business and personal lives. Over time, we have gained valuable insights into the ways wealth can be generated, preserved, deployed and enhanced. We assist our clients in a variety of industry sectors including real estate, manufacturing, motorsport, luxury brands, sport, hotels and hospitality, technology, energy, art and cultural assets, life sciences, charities and philanthropy and financial services. With 18 offices our experience means we can see the global picture. We provide legal advice across a range of different practice areas including estate planning, personal and corporate tax and, corporate, banking and finance, access to capital (both private and public) both equity and debt, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, international trust structuring, philanthropy, luxury assets, international probate, public international law and international arbitration.
Our Commercial, Charities and Real Estate practices are recognized for the ground-breaking work they do. Our lawyers are highly rated by both Chambers and Legal 500 in a number of other areas such as mergers and acquisitions, brands, intellectual property, hotels, investment funds, sponsorship and partnerships. As a leader in advising successful people around the world we understand the unique issues surrounding private capital. This can range from investment, structuring and control of cross-border investments to the corporate and personal tax issues created.
Overview of Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition, Investment Management Practice
We advise companies, corporate groups, entrepreneurs, family offices, private investors and funds on every aspect of their commercial arrangements and business affairs; from start-up to international expansion, fundraising, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and disposals and private investing. We work alongside our partners in the United States, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan to provide seamless international corporate and commercial law advice to clients across a wide range of business sectors.
Clients from every walk of life
Our clients have achieved success in many fields, from senior executives to multi-generational families, owners, managers and investors in private capital and some of the world’s wealthiest people. In Europe we have represented 70% of The Sunday Times top 100 Rich List and in Asia we act for 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List. We act not just as private client lawyers but trusted advisers, looking to build strong relationships with you and with other professionals advising you. This is one of the reasons we are proud to have been asked to represent families down the generations. Our mission: To be recognized as the top, and only truly global, law firm offering integrated domestic and international private client and tax advice.
The private client team is ranked top in our offices around the world by the leading legal directories and have won and been shortlisted for a number of well recognized awards over the years
The role encompasses the full range of corporate, M&A and investment advisory work. The candidate will support the existing team in research assignments, investment reviews, due diligence, and drafting and negotiation of a wide range of agreements and documents, including: share and asset purchase agreements (and related transaction documents and schedules), shareholders' agreements, organizational documents for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, fund-related documents and other commercial agreements. The suitable candidate needs to be able to produce polished first drafts of a suite of documents and help in the delivery of an entity formation or restructuring, M&A or investment transaction. 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 matters.
Skills and Experience Required
- Strong academic credentials
- Minimum 5 years' experience in a law firm's Corporate group
- Strong drafting, writing and communication skills
- Ability to work directly with business owners and investors
- Exposure to complex corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, investments, financings and corporate restructuring
- Experience with fund formation, and the execution of fund investments
- Experience conducting due diligence review in connection with various corporate and securities transactions
- Experience reviewing and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts;
- Strong project management and leadership ability;
- Strong ability to balance a large number of competing priorities
- Team Player
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