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Tax Senior Associate

DLA Piper
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

The role

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate to join our Global Tax Team and provide innovation solutions to our client’s tax, legal and business challenges. 

Our international platform means our tax lawyers can draw upon the experience of colleagues in numerous jurisdictions and areas of law, including intellectual property and technology, corporate and finance, real estate, employment and employee benefits, regulatory and EU competition. 

This is your opportunity to: 

  • Advise on interesting UK and international tax technical matters in a commercially astute way; 
  • Plan and implement business critical international reorganisations; 
  • Co-ordinate deep local know-how and deliver multi-disciplinary, cross-border advice of the highest quality; and 
  • Build industry specialisms and become a trusted advisor to our multi-national clients. 


Working as part of our highly regarded global team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work and advise on matters including (but not limited to): 

  • UK domestic and cross-border tax issues (permanent establishments, tax treaty interpretation and the MLI, withholding taxes, CFC rules, anti-hybrids, diverted profit taxes, Plllar 2 and other OECD BEPS tax regimes); and
  • Undertaking tax structuring and implementation of a wide variety of international reorganisations, including post-acquisition integrations, pre-sale reorganisations and spin-offs, legal entity rationalisations, holding company structuring and international business expansions, IP reorganisations, treasury and intercompany financing structures and supply chain transformations. 


We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 5 – 7 years PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. Use bullet points and be succinct.

The ideal candidates will: 

  • Be either a solicitor qualified in England & Wales or Scotland, or a solicitor qualified in a Commonwealth jurisdiction with significant UK tax experience. 
  • Have gained tax experience working in a national or international firm.
  • Possess strong technical skills, with an international awareness and focus to their work.
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent academic record and the ability to manage more junior team members.
  • Be able to create and deliver sustainable, high quality client service whilst also considering client’s wider business objectives.
  • Be keen to get involved in business development and help drive the Irish practice forward. 
  • Be able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally.

The Department or Practice Group

With over 440+ tax lawyers and economists in offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we help tax departments of multinational companies address the complex challenges of international commerce and business operations.

We advise on a wide range of tax issues, ranging from inward and outward investment, private equity deals, structuring for corporate and real estate acquisitions and disposals, and transfer pricing planning and documentation through to executive and employee compensation packages.

Clients benefit from the efficiencies and knowledge derived from our extensive experience. We provide these tax services with a technical excellence backed by an understanding of local law, business and sector issues.

Our experience allows us to find the best solutions for our clients’ tax issues. To do this, we draw on our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience gained from working within every area of tax law to deliver consistently high-quality, commercially aware tax advice.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients, and we achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed.

We’re proud to serve an international client base that includes more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 companies. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology

As a firm we are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive culture for all of our people, where differences are genuinely valued. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

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