Corporate Associate / Senior Associate

London (Central), London (Greater)
28 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
Role Classification
Practice Area
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

".. seasoned industry experts, with a significant depth and breadth of experience." – Chambers & Partners

We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate to join our highly regarded and growing Corporate team in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected and market leading team, known for having an entrepreneurial outlook and approach, and work on high value and strategically important projects both nationally and internationally.

The practice

Our Corporate practice is well known for having depth and strength across the team in acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, public and private M&A work both domestically and internationally. The team have seen another year of significant growth in both mid-market and high-end domestic and international transactions with a large number of matter highlights being on transactions above £100 million in deal size.

We have a strong sector focus in various spheres, but in technology, media & communications and marketing services it is fair to say that we are the go-to firm. We advise on virtually all the largest deals in the marcoms/adtec space and have held a key presence in this sector for over 10 years

Along with TMC, our other key sector-focuses include Financial Services (with particular expertise in private equity and venture capital for market leading clients), Real Estate & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Technology and Energy & Utilities. These focuses enable us to understand the markets our clients operate in and the issues they are facing.

The team is fully integrated into a fast-growing international network, which accounts for the fact that an increasing volume of our workload is internationally sourced. We work with our US offices to service our many Silicon Valley clients and our European office network has also been growing. The cohesiveness and collegiate nature of our culture ensures that we can cooperate closely with these colleagues.

The work

OC advised the senior management team of Leisure Pass Group on the sale and re-investment terms on the MBO backed by Exponent Private Equity.  OC's role was negotiation of the re-investment terms and oversight of the sale warranty process.

LDC, PE investor, completed £11 million minority investment in strategic medical communications services company, Lucid Group Communications. The work involved advising on share purchase as well as PE investment and banking facility.

We advised digital marketing communications company Investis on the acquisition of ZOG Digital, a Phoenix-based digital marketing agency.  Our work on the deal supports our client to provide integrated corporate communications solutions to the world’s most successful companies.

Representative of the significant IPO deals completed in the tech sector, we advised Digital Barriers, specialist provider of visually intelligent technologies to the global surveillance, security and safety markets.   The company’s products include ThruVis, recently deployed by G4S to enhance security at the Manchester ‘One Love’ Concert in Manchester.

Advised H.I.G. and the other selling shareholders on the MBO of portfolio company Brand Addition Limited to Elysian Capital, another example of our activity and presence in the marcomms sector.  Brand Addition was a high-profile target, based in Manchester with nine offices across Europe, Asia and America and working with over 100 premier brands and companies in the automotive, engineering, health and beauty, FMCG, technology and financial services industries.

Acting for Iris on its acquisition of digital acquisition specialist Atom42.  This was the tenth transaction undertaken for global advertising agency Iris over the last four years.

We advised the shareholders of Service Works Group on their sale to Addnode Group, a Swedish listed software business.

We acted on the sale of GDFC to a consortium of investors led by Greenstone.  The acquisition was structured using two inter-conditional Company Voluntary Arrangements.

RM Plc is a leading independent supplier of resources, IT software and IT services to the UK and international education market.  We advised on RM's £56.6 million acquisition of Connect Group PLC which constituted a Class One transaction. 

The team

The London Corporate team is led by Simon Smith (Partner) and is also made up of 15 further Partners, 3 Associate Directors, 11 Senior Associates, 8 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 2 Paralegals. Spanning all three of our UK based offices, the Corporate department is made up of 80 lawyers in total.

Technical skills and experience

You will have a range of Corporate law experience gained at a firm recognised for its Corporate law practice. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to an Associate or Senior Associate lawyer, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

  • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
  • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;
  • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;
  • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and
  • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications. If you would like any further information about the role or the firm we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or



At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   

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