Corporate & Commercial Associate (0-2 PQE)

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Title:

Corporate & Commercial Associate (0-2 PQE) 

Hours:

9.30 am to 5.30 pm, and as required, flexible applications considered

Working week:

Monday - Friday

Department:

Corporate and Commercial

Purpose of job:

To assist the department in the provision of advice to the firm’s clients.

Responsibilities will include:  

  • Assisting with large-scale corporate transactions with a particular focus on:
    • investment work (acting for angel investors, founders/companies, and VCs) and generally working with entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures;
    • M&A transactions; and
    • capital markets work;
  • Negotiating discrete aspects of corporate transactions and drafting or assisting with the drafting of relevant documentation. 
  • Assisting with advising on other areas of corporate law, including in relation to re-organisations, capital reductions, share buybacks, shareholder agreements, JV agreements, share option schemes, directors’ duties and governance issues;
  • Taking the lead on verification, due diligence work and other legal processes including:
    • reviewing and processing due diligence materials;
    • managing access to a transactional dataroom and managing the flow of information; and
    • managing other fee earners and support staff in relation to the same;
  • Assisting with drafting a variety of commercial agreements;
  • Assisting with financial transactions with a particular focus on real estate finance and corporate finance;
  • Negotiating discrete aspects of finance transactions and drafting or assisting with the drafting of relevant documentation;
  • Providing administrative support to the team on transactions and providing active back up on transactions, e.g. checking and chasing information;
  • Liaising with other lawyers and legal representatives;
  • Company secretarial work where required and some drafting such as minutes of meetings, share transfers and resolutions;
  • Attending meetings with colleagues, running discrete aspects of meetings under instruction, taking notes and following up on issues;
  • Managing other fee earners and support staff in relation to documentation bibles, document lists etc;
  • Researching points of law and other factual issues, through the use of legal databases, textbooks and other appropriate sources; and
  • Assisting with ad hoc administrative and legal tasks under instruction.

Other duties include:

  • To undertake administrative duties within the firm to ensure best practice.
  • Compliance with Law Society Regulations and The Guide to Professional Conduct of Solicitors 1996.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application form.
For further information about this position please contact, in confidence, Natalie Slater (Senior Recruitment Manager) at nslater@kingsleynapley.co.uk

No agencies please

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