Associate - Corporate (Capital Markets)

London (Central), London (Greater)
23 Sep 2019
23 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

Job Summary:

Working as part of a high-performing team, the new recruit will advise local and international clients on a diverse range of corporate matters.

Our team advises companies (and their directors and shareholders) and financial institutions on corporate finance transactions, including private and pre-IPO placements, IPOs (Official List as well as AIM), secondary issues (debt and equity), takeovers (including schemes of arrangement) and other related matters (such as reductions of capital, de-mergers and acquisitions/disposals by quoted companies). We also advise on compliance with on-going legal and regulatory obligations and corporate governance guidelines. We are praised for our partner-led approach and for our expertise across a variety of industry sectors, including acting for real estate and IP rich businesses. With a strong client portfolio of quoted companies and investment banks, and with secondment experience within the London Stock Exchange, we have a deep understanding of London's capital markets and its corporate finance community.

Principal responsibilities:

The new recruit will play a pivotal role in a variety of deals including but not limited to:

  • Advising on  Equity Capital Markets.
  • Advising on  M&A activity including share and business acquisitions and disposals.
  • Advising on company reorganisations.
  • Advising on  shareholders' agreements.
  • Advising on corporate structures.
  • Advising on general corporate law matters.

The new recruit will also be responsible for:

  • Project managing smaller scale transactions.
  • Pro-active participation in marketing initiatives.
  • Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.

Person specification:

The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate grade.  In particular for this role we require:

Experience and qualifications required:

  • Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files, with minimal supervision;
  • Strong client focus and a commitment to service delivery;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Drive and enthusiasm;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Credibility; and
  • Flexibility and can do attitude.
  • Qualified solicitor with a likely minimum of 2 years pqe
  • Directly relevant post-qualification experience gained at a recognised and busy corporate practice
  • A working knowledge of Equity Capital Markets would be advantageous.

Additional Information

As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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