CORPORATE LAWYER – 3-6 YEARS PQE – BIRMINGHAM
We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer between 3-6 years PQE to join the Birmingham Corporate Group.
We are looking for strong corporate lawyers with experience in M&A (domestic/cross border; private and public), private equity/venture capital investments (preferable) and joint ventures (beneficial but not essential).
Background to the Corporate Group
Pinsent Masons LLP has an international corporate group comprising some 140 lawyers, including more than 45 partners with a 5 partner team operating out of Birmingham. Our Corporate lawyers work with national and international clients (including corporates, private equity institutions and management teams) across a broad range of sectors advising on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, buy-ins and buyouts, IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers, joint ventures and investments.
We also regularly advise on high profile deals including with cross border elements and recently have undertaken transactions in US, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Italy. Our expanding global footprint means that we are often working with Pinsent Masons local offices for these transactions.
Our sector led approach combined with our technical expertise enables us to work more closely with our clients to understand their needs, objectives and tailor our advice. We have a strong sector focus in Healthcare, Energy, Technology, Industrials, Life Sciences, Real Estate, and Financial Services with our Birmingham team leading some of these sectors for the firm.
The depth and breadth of our corporate practice is recognised by our awards and rankings:
- Top 5 law firm by volume of M&A deals in the UK (Mergermarket 2020)
- No 1 law firm by total number of AIM clients (Adviser Rankings 2021)
- Top 4 law firm by total number of Stock Market Clients (Advisor Rankings 2021)
- Tier 1 in Corporate and Commercial: Mid-Market M&A London (Legal 500 2021)
- Shortlisted for the M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2020 (having being Highly Commended for M&A Team of the Year for our work on CommScope Inc.’s US$7.4 billion acquisition of ARRIS International plc by at the 2019 awards)
- Shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020
The Candidate Required
The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or a large regional practice. Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. Private equity experience would be beneficial. All our lawyers are encouraged at an early stage to develop a sector focus to their practice, and we will work with the successful candidate to understand where their professional interests might best align with the sectors that we work within.
It is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and thriving practice with high quality corporate work. The breadth of the corporate practice means there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to get a broad range of experience supporting a wide variety of transactions and sectors. The clients are high profile which means the work is high quality and dynamic. There is also an opportunity to be involved in Pinsent Masons market leading innovation solutions.
About the Firm
Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 partners and employees operating out of 27 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
The firm has significant multinational credentials in our global sectors of Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Technology, Science and Industry. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
We are a purpose-led business, championing change and promoting progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work, whether that is partially from home or from our Colmore Row office. This way of working is fully supported by the technology that we offer our people, to facilitate everyone’s flexible working choices.
We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions (including a dedicated Legal Project Management team), operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.
Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2019 – Legal Business" for the second time and won ‘Europe’s Most Innovative Law at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020.
Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen John who can discuss the role and requirements.