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The department forms part of the firm's Disputes, Investigations and 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
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.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic 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.
We are seeking to hire a 4 - 6 year PQE corporate tax lawyer who is experienced in all forms of corporate tax with a particular emphasis on M&A transactions and the deal documentation underpinning those. Experience in the sphere of Infrastructure M&A deals would be desirable but is not essential.
Essential skills and experience
- Mid level lawyer with experience in an international law firm (4-6 PQE only)
- Excellent technical and analytical skills across contractual drafting, due diligence and providing regulatory and strategic advice
- A desire to build on client relationships and develop own client network
- Manage projects and transactions, and liaise closely with colleagues, clients, counterparties and other advisers
- Demonstrate an enthusiasm for business development and strong interpersonal skills
- Dedicated to understanding clients' needs and delivering a first class service
- Understanding the industries and the commercial challenges and opportunities in which our clients operate
- Enthusiasm for the subject area and proactive, organised, and 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: fund structures and terms, real estate, private equity, management and executive incentive plans, oil and gas, infrastructure,
- Drafting structure papers
An established Associate Career Path Framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.
Opportunities often arise for associates 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.