Managing Associate - Corporate

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 May 2021
Closes
24 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Lawyer
Practice Area
Corporate
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE

Simmons & Simmons are looking to recruit a Managing Associate to join our growing Corporate practice. The successful candidate can be based in either our London or Bristol office.

Overview

Our Corporate team operates across the firm's network of offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our clients include many leading funds and financial institutions, national and multinational corporations, governments and regulatory bodies. We combine our transactional expertise with in-depth sector experience focusing on Asset Management & Investment Funds, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences and TMT.

Our Corporate practice focuses on the following core areas:

  • M&A - private and public
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and reorganisations
  • Asset management and investment funds
  • Equity capital markets (including US Securities)
  • Corporate advisory, corporate governance and regulatory and compliance

The Role

We are seeking to recruit an experienced corporate associate to join the well-established UK corporate practice, principally to work on M&A, private equity and JV transactions. This would provide the opportunity to work on high-value and often high-profile transactions, frequently on a cross-border basis. The corporate team in the UK currently comprises 17 partners and over 50 fee earners in total. You will be afforded the opportunity to work across all the core areas of the team, and a willingness to play a full role within the team is as important as experience of any particular work type.

You will work with Partners and associates in both London, Bristol and internationally, as part of a collegiate and supportive international group. You will be part of an ambitious growth strategy focussed on winning more and more premium work from top tier clients.

A few recent examples of deals we have advised on include: BlackRock (the world's largest asset manager) on the £1.3bn acquisition of eFront, Brookfield Infrastructure (the world's largest infrastructure fund) on its sale of Euroports (several hundred million), Brookfield Infrastructure on its proposed $17bn acquisition of an emerging markets telecoms business, APG (Europe's largest pension fund) on a £1.5bn acquisition and join venture transaction, Goldman Sachs on numerous cross border M&A transactions, Dentsu (Japan's largest advertising group) on investment into and strategic alliance with the 'Netflix of sport' DAZN (valuing DAZN at US$ multi-billions), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (the asset management arm of Japan's largest financial group) on its capital and business alliances with Aberdeen Asset Management and its role as lead shareholder in the £11bn merger of Aberdeen and Standard Life.

Person Specification

  • Excellent academics;
  • You will ideally have a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience;
  • Applicants should have trained, qualified and practised with a leading firm;
  • Enthusiasm, commitment and energy;
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours when transactional demands require;
  • You are ambitious and collaborative.

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