Corporate Associate job in London at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Corporate Associate

Company: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Location: London UK

Date Posted:May 03, 2018

 Freshfields overview Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams.We think and work globally - we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.Location overview Our London office is at the heart of our global network, in one of the most exciting world cities.London is arguably the world’s greatest financial centre: all of the world’s leading financial institutions have a significant presence here. It’s home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s largest companies.Our London team has a reputation that’s second to none. They’re the team the world’s leading businesses turn to for help with their most challenging problems. They work with colleagues around the world on complex, cross-border deals and disputes. Whether you join as a lawyer, a recent graduate or in a business services role, London is a great place to work. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging, engaging work that will give you the opportunity to make your mark and progress your career. We believe there is no better place to work. Function overviewOur Corporate department is the firms largest with over 200 lawyers in London, including 48 partners. We act for private and public companies, banks, governments and states, amongst others. We are consistently ranked at the top of the league tables in Europe, Asia and globally. Most of our work has a cross-border element, requiring us to draw on the expertise of our corporate lawyers in other offices across the network.   Role Summary Our lawyers will work on a broad mix of transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, private equity and securities offerings. Most of the work will have an international dimension and will range from some of the largest and most complex transactions to smaller deals which provide greater responsibility. We offer comprehensive training and career development for associates at all levels and encourage secondments, both within our international network and to our clients. Key Responsibilities and DeliverablesWorking on a wide variety of large, complex public and private M&A transactions Working on full scale worldwide mergers of existing businesses, new ventures and a variety of joint ventures Involvement with private equity and fund raising transactions across a wide range of market sectors Securities offerings including Eurobonds, medium term notes, high-yield bonds, derivatives and structured products Involvement in funds and regulatory work While we encourage a broad spread of work there is an opportunity to specialize and join a number of skills and sector groups, including TMT, financial institutions, private equity, securities, transport, investment banking and many others Key RequirementsTop class academic record Corporate experience involving cross border transactions from a leading firm A strong technical and commercial backgroundCompetencies             Strong technical and commercial abilities Able to work effectively as part of a team and supervise more junior lawyers  Highly effective communicator (both orally and in writing)  Able to take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging workload  Committed to providing an excellent service to our clients Proactive involvement in business development and knowledge management  Closing date: 15 February 2018    View full job description
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