Disputes and Investigations Associate 1-5 PQE

Employer
Slaughter and May
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Jan 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Who we are

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally, providing clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.  

At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader.

To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. In light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the firm has evolved a new hybrid approach to working, which sees our people working between their respective remote environments and our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart of the City of London

Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as an Associate in our Disputes and Investigations group.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Our Disputes and Investigations practice is led by 12 partners and currently has 79 associates, 40 trainees and 2 Senior Counsel. As an associate with us, you will potentially work with any of the partners in the DR group and also those from elsewhere, giving you the opportunity to see a wide range of working styles and strategic approaches.

The work involves High Court matters, regulatory and prosecutorial investigations, domestic and international arbitrations, formal inquiries and cross-border disputes.

The practice encompasses the whole range of commercial and financial disputes including banking litigation, competition litigation, contractual and other commercial disputes, administrative law matters and energy/infrastructure disputes. It also includes investigations carried out by the FCA, SFO, European Commission, CMA, HMRC and overseas investigating agencies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.

  • Advising on the legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of commercial and financial disputes Advising on a wide range of commercial and financial litigation, including cross-border disputes Advising on a wide range of commercial and financial arbitrations
  • Advising on legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of investigations and enforcement actions brought by regulators Developing professional relationships with clients and potential clients Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm Managing/supervising the work of others including trainees Providing effective support for partners.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Appropriate level of post-qualification experience (we anticipate 1-5 years PQE in a City or leading international firm) First rate legal/commercial knowledge and analytical skills Broad exposure to complex, high value disputes and investigations Previous experience giving dispute resolution advice in a strategic context First rate drafting skills Strong academic background and a high level of intellectual rigour Excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent efficiency and project management skills Ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment Resilience under pressure with the ability to manage multiple deadlines Experienced in running negotiations/meetings Willingness to present to large and small groups, both internal and external Impeccable attention to detail High level of professionalism and integrity; displaying the highest standard of professional ethics
  • Experience of working in a diverse team whilst fostering an inclusive team culture.

 

Company

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise on high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions and on contentious matters delivering bespoke solutions to clients for over 130 years.

We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.

Across our four offices in London, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong we have 109 partners and over 1300 employees worldwide. We make sure we have the finest lawyers in the market and train them to the highest standards. This means our clients always get advice which is clear, confident and commercial, but also advice which guides and leads them towards a recommended solution. 

We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader.

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Website
Telephone
+44 (0)20 7600 1200
Location
One Bunhill Row
London
EC1Y 8YY
United Kingdom
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