Associate, Corporate M&A

Employer
Ashurst
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Jan 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Corporate, M&A
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and 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.

Our people are our greatest asset. We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need. How we share our knowledge across our business, and with our clients, is critical in delivering value to our clients.

We currently have 26 offices in 16 countries and a number of referral relationships that enable us to offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 420 partners and a further 1,450 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

Our clients value us for being approachable, astute and commercially minded. As a global team we have a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects, and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients in innovative ways.

Ashurst regards an inclusive and diverse environment as critical to its business success. Accordingly, the firm encourages applications from candidates representative of all talent pools. Find out more about our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy on the "About Us" section of our website.

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

About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and 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 corporate law. To find out more please visit here.

Team overview:

Ashurst is acknowledged as having one of the world's leading international corporate practices and has a reputation for sensible, cost-effective and commercial advice. With over 100 partners across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia, our expertise extends to advising on public and private M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, prime brokerage, investment funds, restructuring and insolvency together with a broad range of regulatory issues.

Our corporate team advises across a broad range of industry sectors including energy and infrastructure, financial services, insurance, healthcare, communications, manufacturing and real estate. .

The team handle transactions with international content including large, multi-jurisdictional deals and assist with structuring transactions to accommodate different international regulatory requirements. The team is ambitious to build on the extremely successful practice that already exists by adding team members with the same passion and drive for the industry as them.

Essential skills and experience

We are looking for an Associate to join our market leading M&A team in London. This role will play a key role in the development of Ashurst's corporate capability.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Mid-level associate with between 2-4 years post qualification corporate transactional experience across a wide range of matters
  • Enthusiastic team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent academic track record
  • Willingness to learn new skills and expand technical knowledge beyond core transactional skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs
  • Technically excellent with strong attention to detail and well-developed analytical and drafting skills
  • Commercial approach and an ability to advise and negotiate in an considered, confident and authoritative manner across a wide variety of contractual arrangements
  • Passion for delivering outstanding outcomes for clients in innovative ways
  • Experience working in Infrastructure or Energy (preferred but not essential)
  • Qualified lawyer with post-qualification experience at a major law firm
  • Experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal documents and agreements in a private practice environment
  • An adaptable person who is a fast learner, with experience of dealing with multiple jurisdictions
  • A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs
  • Experience of negotiating with counterparts
  • A commercial approach.

Career advancement:

An established career path framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion. We are actively growing and expanding this team which will provide exciting opportunities for highly motivated candidates.

Secondment opportunities:

Opportunities often arise to spend time on secondment in house with a key client of the firm. From time to time, secondment opportunities also come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

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.

Company

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.

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