Associate / Senior Associate / Principal Associate - Corporate

Gowling WLG
South East England
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
About Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm. We built Gowling WLG to provide clients with legal services at home and around the world, and to help you succeed no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Gowling WLG clients have access to in-depth expertise in key global sectors along with a top-tier suite of legal services. With more than 1,400 legal professionals across offices in 18 cities worldwide and specialised expertise in countries around the globe, we're positioned to help clients rise to the challenges they face - both today and tomorrow.

About the Team

Due to continued growth and success within our market leading Corporate practice, we are looking for M&A and Private Equity focussed lawyers to join our team in London.

Main Purpose of the Job

Advising on mainstream corporate work for FTSE 100/250, Fortune 500 companies and private equity clients. Working closely with London-based partners.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in the Corporate Group, which comprises over 70 fee earning staff across the firm, advising on a broad range of work for major corporate and private equity clients including:

National and international acquisitions and disposals - assets and shares
Transaction negotiation/strategy
Public markets transactions and IPOs/secondary fund raising
Auction sales
Due diligence
Group reorganisations
Pre-sale planning and preparation
Project management
Joint venture, investment, and shareholder agreements
Transaction Structuring

Key skills and experience

A proven, demonstrable, track record of advising on corporate transactions and general corporate governance issues
Post qualification experience undertaken within a corporate team
Proven experience of running transactions without partner level support
Experience of advising on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions
Experience of fundraising and investment structures, including FSMA aspects
Experience of private equity work would be advantageous but is not essential
Experience of establishing and maintaining long-term client relationships, preferably with client secondment experience
Experience of providing assistance to less experienced team members and assisting with training initiatives
Experience of getting involved or taking responsibility for marketing initiatives including delivering training and briefing notes

Equal Opportunities

Gowling WLG is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion, caste or belief, age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnerships, surrogacy, adoption and parental rights. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.