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Associate: Tax – EMEA

Employer
White & Case
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Tax
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

Associate: Tax – EMEA 

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Our Practice Area

The Global Tax Group supports clients by bringing insight to the business and legal intricacies of the full spectrum of international tax matters. The Group is widely recognized for its forward-thinking approach, having handled numerous precedent-setting global firsts.

Associates in our London tax team cover a range of varied and fast-paced mandates, handling a wide range of cross-border transactional and advisory matters for private equity houses, financial institutions, multinational companies and sovereign wealth funds. From the moment you join, you will be given significant responsibility, and will work closely with partners and clients alike.

Position Summary

We are looking for a Tax associate with an interest or focus on investment funds to join our London office. 

Accordingly, we are looking for an associate who has strong experience in the taxation of private investment funds.  Whilst there is a preference for a bias towards limited partner work, we would be interested in candidates with a majority of general partner experience.   Further, we would also be interested in candidates who wish to retain a wider exposure to non-funds work (for example, private equity or M&A transactional work). 

Excited by the challenge of developing and implementing complex tax structures, you should combine an eye for detail with the creativity and confidence to devise innovative solutions. Given the rapid pace of our practice, you will need to be highly organized—comfortable meeting tight deadlines, managing multiple workstreams, and producing flawless tax analyses in a timely fashion.

Both oral and written communication skills will be major assets—enabling you to convey complex information to colleagues and clients in a way that is clear and succinct. A team player with a global mindset, you should be excited by the opportunity to work alongside lawyers across the firm’s international offices and practices.

Self-motivated, you will need to display a willingness to take ownership of projects, and a proactive, entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to anticipate clients’ needs and independently develop tax-efficient solutions that fit their businesses.

Duties and Accountabilities1

  • Working with the Global Investment Funds team on a range of private investment funds mandates
  • Drafting of basic agreements (according to model documents), powers of attorney, draft resolutions of General Meetings, waivers of appeal, various statements
  • Communication with clients (via telephone, E-mail)
  • Assisting clients with corporate establishment, registration, transformation, governance and liquidation
  • Conducting research and analysis
  • Drafting legal memoranda on broad range of topics arising under commercial law and corporate and labor law precedents
  • Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients
  • Joining educational seminar and practice groups
  • Drafting of all types of corporate documents required for organization of all types of companies or for adoption of changes to companies (e.g. change of business name, registered office, statutory body, etc.) and subsequent registration thereof in Commercial Register (i.e. powers of attorney, statements, decisions, simple draft agreements), drafting of motions for entry of changes in entries of companies in Commercial Register, completion of schedules to such motions

Qualifications

  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Driven by professional growth
  • Strong professional presence
  • Client service focus
  • Team player
  • Strong judgment
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Long-term interest in business law
  • Fluency in English
  • International experience a plus
  • Good understanding of the key risks and issues involved in cross-border transactions
  • Experience on advising on numerous commercial contracts, in particular credit agreements, bond documents (e.g. offering memoranda, purchase agreements, indentures, trust deeds etc.), corporate approvals, share purchase agreements, offering circulars etc.

Location & Reporting

  • This is a London based role with potential for international travel
  • This role reports to the London Tax Partners.   

Equal Opportunities 

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We will be happy to work with you.

Note to recruitment agencies: Our internal Recruitment team are responsible for all end-to-end lateral recruitment processes. All agencies must sign White & Case terms of business, which are office specific. Candidates submitted by an agency without terms of business agreed with the appropriate office, and/or outside of our online application tracking system, will not be considered a formal introduction.

Any applications and CVs sent directly to White & Case Partners and employees will not be accepted as formal introductions. If you have any questions, please contact the London Recruitment team.

When engaging with agencies, we are supported by our preferred suppliers.

The Firm may modify and amend any job description at any time in its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.

1The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.

   

Company

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. 

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

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Location
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London
EC2N 1DW
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