Associate / Senior Associate - Corporate
About Gowling WLG
Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm. We built Gowling WLG to provide clients with legal services at home and around the world, and to help you succeed no matter how challenging the circumstances.
Gowling WLG clients have access to in-depth expertise in key global sectors along with a top-tier suite of legal services. With more than 1,400 legal professionals across offices in 18 cities worldwide and specialised expertise in countries around the globe, we’re positioned to help clients rise to the challenges they face – both today and tomorrow.
About the Team
Operating as part of a 60 lawyer strong national team, the Birmingham corporate team advises across the full spectrum of corporate advice. The team is cohesive, supportive and both with clients and team members highly responsive and focused on obtaining the best outcome. The merger between Gowling WLG has delivered a full service corporate team offering superb work across both UK offices.
The team's spread of work is broad (including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures and group restructurings) and the team has proven that it has the sectoral and international expertise to attract work of the highest quality.
Key sectors for the team are advanced engineering (which includes aerospace and defence), health and life sciences, technology and real estate. The firm-wide technology team is led from within the Birmingham corporate team.
Internationally the team leads the firm's activities in USA, India, Germany and Scandinavia with team members being regular visitors to each of those jurisdictions
Clients of the team include Lloyds Development Capital, Birmingham City Council, Hyder Consulting, Southco, ADP, Rigby Group, Partnerships for Renewables, Meggitt plc and Ordnance Survey.
Main Purpose of the Job
To undertake a wide spectrum of high quality corporate work – principally mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures and group restructurings.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The business of the team is growing and we are looking for lawyers at the Associate and Senior Associate level to join us and assist us in delivering the very best client experience. You will work as part of client teams with the ability to develop long-term trusted relationships, you will work with all of the partners and directors across the range of corporate work-types and you will have the opportunity to develop your own business development initiatives and improve your professional skills.
Key skills and experience
A solid grounding in Corporate law (commensurate with experience) with an appetite for excellent client service and a desire to be the best they can be.
We are looking for lawyers who are:
- technically excellent
- commercial with an ability to think on their feet and exercise sound judgement
- able to develop relationships with colleagues, clients and their peers externally
- ambassadors for the corporate team and Gowling WLG
- keen to expand their knowledge base and skills
Gowling WLG is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion, caste or belief, age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships, surrogacy, adoption and parental rights. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.
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