Associate, Corporate (ECM)

DLA Piper
London (Central), London (Greater)
02 Aug 2019
17 Sep 2019
Role Classification
Practice Area
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Highly Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Role Location: London EC1A
Role opening date: 02/08/2019
Role closing date: 01/11/2019


DLA Piper's global corporate team operates globally across more than 40 countries which means our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. 

By joining our Equity Capital Markets team, you will have the widest platform to progress your career across all areas of corporate law from mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings. This is your opportunity to support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging start-up companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities            


Our global capital markets team offer integrated securities advice on complex, cross-border transactions to issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers. trustees and depositories on a broad range of securities offerings.

We have built a strong global platform based on deep industry knowledge across key growth sectors, where we are driving change to deliver a positive impact for our clients and communities. Our recent transactions include:

  • Represented PureTech Health plc, a Boston-based science-driven company, on its admission to premium listing and to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange
  • Represented John Menzies plc on the acquisition of Aircraft Service International Group for US$202 million from BBA Aviation, a class 1 acquisition which was part funded by way of a £75 million rights issue

  • Represented NYSE-listed biopharmaceutical company Kadmon, in its $75 million underwritten public offering

  • Represented Connecture, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXR), a fast growing provider of Web-based information systems used to create health insurance marketplaces, in its $75 million initial public offering

  • Represented Neothetics (Nasdaq: NEOT), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the aesthetic market, in its $65 million initial public offering

  • Represented China Railway Group in raising US$5.5 billion through a dual listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong


You will receive support from Partners to develop your capability across a variety of areas including: 

  • IPOs across key global exchanges
  • Follow-on share offering and rights offerings

  • IPOs of investment entities

  • Block trades (ABBs)

  • Cross-border securities offerings

  • US securities regulations

  • Other public equity transactions, pre-IPO financings and convertible bond offerings

  • Ordinary or preferred shares

  • Depositary receipts - GDRs or ADRs

This is a truly exciting time to join a diverse team where every voice is heard and your success is recognised. So find out more about being valued for who you are as well as what you do, in a global law firm that commits to you and your career.       


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.  We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.     


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.        

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent.  Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.     


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly.  That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.     


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers

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