Corporate Lawyer - 1-3 years' PQE - Belfast

Employer
Pinsent Masons
Location
Belfast (City/Town)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Nov 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Corporate
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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CORPORATE LAWYER – 1-3 YEARS’ PQE – BELFAST

About the Firm

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 25 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 the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. 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 champion change and promote 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.

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, 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.

Awards

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.

Brief

We are looking to appoint a Corporate Lawyer with 1-3 years’ PQE into our Belfast office.

Background to the Corporate Group

Our team of Corporate Lawyers work with clients on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, flotations, takeovers, management buy-ins, joint ventures and investments. Our detailed knowledge and close working relationships with other Pinsent Masons offices enables us to achieve the right structure for deals and to bring together appropriate funders and entrepreneurial investors where needed.

We make it our business to understand the markets our clients are in and their business aspirations and pressures. 

Our Belfast Team

We are an international law firm with a significant corporate team in Belfast. We also have a base in Dublin, which, combined with its network of offices across Great Britain makes it ideal for transactions which span the UK and Ireland. Legal director Lisa Early jointly leads the practice and is highly experienced in PE transactions; she has a particular focus on sectors such as technology and energy. The energy sector is also a core area of focus for fellow legal director Michael Hamill, who is an expert in corporate transactions and project finance.

Key Clients

  • Horizon Capital and Shareholders of TotalMobile
  • Flogas Natural Gas
  • Huntsworth PLC
  • Shareholders of Texthelp
  • Luxco Inc./Niche Drinks
  • Capital Dynamics Limited
  • Beauparc Utilities Group
  • Belfast City Airport
  • CGI Victoria Square Partnership
  • Encirc Limited
  • Punjana Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Horizon Capital Partners and the management shareholders of TotalMobile in relation to the secondary management buyout of the company by new investor Bowmark Capital.
  • Advised the management shareholders of Ensco Limited (Texthelp Ltd) on the exit of investors LDC Managers Ltd and the new investment by Five Arrows Principle Investments and reinvestment by management.
  • Advised Flogas Natural Gas Limited on the acquisition of Budget Energy.

The Candidate Required

The successful applicant will be a strong Corporate Lawyer with large firm training either in Ireland or the UK and with experience in M&A transactions. Experience in public company work or working with private equity firms would be beneficial but not essential.

Candidates must be technically excellent, but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about working on international deals as well as domestic deals. Pinsent Masons is a very collegiate barrier-free work environment and so they will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills.

What will we offer you?

  • We are a market leading, dynamic and growing global team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.
  • We invest in our team and have a first-class training and career development programme, monthly 121s, career discussions and biannual appraisals. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in communications and sourcing. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.
  • Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.

Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Karen Rawlings who can discuss the role and requirements.

Contact details:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-rawlings-4a001310/

karen.rawlings@pinsentmasons.com

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Company

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout 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 the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote 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 stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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Location
30 Crown Place
Earl Street
London
EC2A 4ES
United Kingdom
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