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Corporate Associate (NQ-1 PQE)

We are currently recruiting for a Corporate Associate to join our team in Milan!

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Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Business - Corporate

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About Withersworldwide

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 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 / PQE +1 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

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.

Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all 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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