Business Development Executive

Pinsent Masons
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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Role Overview

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Business Development Executive to join our Business Development Team. Working as part of our Corporate and Competition function we are looking for a motivated individual looking for their next step in their career. This role will be based in our London office. 

Working in conjunction with the Head of Business Development, Corporate and Competition, design and support delivery of effective business development plans for the Competition, EU & Trade (“CEUT”) practice, led by Alan Davis, a leading competition lawyer. This role carries a high degree of autonomy and involves operating at partner level – it is very much a ‘trusted advisor’ role and the partners look to the BD lead for ideas, strategic input, a dynamic approach, and informed views. The CEUT team is primarily based in the UK and Germany and though small in terms of numbers of lawyers, has a very broad range of practice areas, so will require someone with the intellectual curiosity to understand a wide range of legal services. Collaboration through proactive involvement in our Sectors (especially Life Sciences, Tech, Manufacturing, Energy, FS, Retail, Universities, Infrastructure) and on cross-selling with other key practice areas (especially Corporate, IP, TMT, Projects, Real Estate,

Main Responsibilities:

General BD

  • Create and implement effective business development plans and budgets;
  • Support partners in relation to the delivery of CEUT initiatives and business development campaigns, leading on meetings with partners and colleagues in other teams as necessary;


  • The annual Competition Law conference.
  • An annual dinner for a select number of clients.
  • Topical webinars on key developments across the competition, consumer, public procurement and trade law landscape.

Bids and Brochures

Support the generation of revenue through winning new business:

  • Track and keep on top of deals and credentials for the team;
  • Lead on the project management and preparation of bids, taking a hands-on role as necessary;
  • Keep suite of CEUT brochures updated and refreshed;

Client development and relationship management

  • Support partners in client targeting activity in the priority sectors for CEUT, ensuring optimum use made of CRM systems;
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that effective marketing lists are maintained;
  • Make an active contribution to client relationship management;

BD Budgets

  • Support the budgetary process, including putting in place realistic budget plans which support and encourage effective BD activity;
  • Ensure that partner stakeholders understand the budget structure and access routes to all funding sources (sector budgets; firm-wide initiative budgets, care & maintenance etc);

Products and online services

Support the rollout of relevant products and solutions:

  • Liaise with the product and Advanced Delivery Teams on the rollout plans for relevant products and solutions for clients;
  • Track acceptance and take-up rates and analysis on ROI for future rollouts.

Relevant Experience:

  • Previous experience of business development in a professional environment
  • Experience of taking the lead in managing bids
  • Writing and editing copy for client facing documents
  • Project managing campaigns, preferably on a cross-practice and cross-border basis

Our Benefits

  • 25 days holiday
  • Contributory pension on up to 5%
  • Private healthcare for individual
  • Death in service of 4 x base salary
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan.
  • Buying extra holiday days (up to 5 days per year)
  • Cycle to work

For any queries or for a copy of the full job description then please contact our in-house recruiter, Alex Williams. Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

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.


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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