Corporate Associate (1-2 PQE)


Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Business - Corporate

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About us

A law firm focused on people and collaboration

For the past 125 years, Withers has supported some of the world's most remarkable people and organisations at defining moments in their lives.

We are the only international law firm focused on successful individuals and private capital, working closely with founders, investors and family offices. We also advise governments, charities, global brands and start-ups of all shapes and sizes.

Many of our clients are shaping the future and creating solutions to tackle many of the world's problems.  It makes for a fascinating and challenging practice. Our role is to get to know each individual client, find out where they want to be, and help them to get there – whether they are building a business, looking after their family, involved in a complex dispute or protecting their finances for the future.

To meet their unique needs we are exceptionally collaborative, working together across teams and time zones.

We are agile, focusing on strategy rather than rigid ideas and traditional hierarchy. It is a truly flexible working culture that puts people first.

Join us to be part of a team that is always looking to the future. Where initiative, big ideas and bold moves are always encouraged. Where you can truly be yourself.

The Role

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 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 both domestic and 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

  • Candidates be 1-2 years PQE
  • 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)

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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