Associate, Tax

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
19 Nov 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
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About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and a clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here .

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Team overview:

Ashurst's tax department forms part of the firm's Strategic Advisory Division and advises on a wide range of general corporate and commercial tax matters, both domestic and cross-border.

Reflecting the firm's key practice strengths and diverse client base, our work has a particular focus on:

- Real estate, acting for developers, financiers and investors;
- Funds, acting for investors, sponsors and management teams across all asset classes;
- Corporate, from listed company work to private equity;
- Infrastructure and oil and gas; and
- Financial transactions, including derivatives, structured products, note programmes, all types of loan transactions and restructurings.

A substantial part of our business involves supporting and working with other practice areas across the firm but an increasing proportion is standalone advisory work, including contentious and tax litigation matters.

We form part of the firm's international tax practice with expertise in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Australia.

We pride ourselves on having a wide and general tax practice and on being adaptable, pragmatic and constructive.

Job overview:

This is an exciting opportunity for a tax lawyer to join a collegiate and growing team offering high quality tax work across a broad range of practice areas and excellent career development and responsibility.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Tax lawyer with experience in an international law firm
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills across advisory and transactional work
  • Constructive and pragmatic approach to problem solving and negotiation
  • A desire to build on client relationships and develop own client network
  • An ability to manage projects and transactions, and liaise closely with colleagues, clients, counterparties and other advisers
  • An enthusiasm for business development and strong interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated to understanding clients' needs, including their industries and the commercial challenges and opportunities they face, and delivering a first class service
  • Enthusiasm for the subject area
  • A proactive and organised individual, who enjoys working in a team
  • Advising corporate and commercial clients on tax matters in a domestic and international context
  • Advising on some or all of the following: investment funds and carry and co-investment planning, real estate, private equity, management and executive incentive plans, oil and gas, infrastructure, financing transactions (including derivatives and structured products), contentious tax matters
  • Drafting structure papers

Representative clients:

Oxford Properties, Berkeley Homes, Westfield, Interserve, Inflexion, ICG, Barclays, JP Morgan, Tritax, Syngenta, Macquarie

Career advancement:

An established Associate Career Path Framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.

Secondment opportunities:

Secondment opportunities come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe and occasionally with clients.


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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