Senior Associate, Corporate
DLA Piper
London, United Kingdom
9h ago

The role

Our Success. Your Opportunity.

DLA Piper doesn't follow trends. We start them. We have taken huge strides to drive change. We dive into complex corporate transactions with an innovative outlook.

  • We are perfectly positioned to support the world's leading companies. We provide support on all core corporate activities including;
  • cross-border M&A, Private Equity Investment Funds, Venture Capital and Corporate Governance. We deliver exceptional results to our global client base.

    We are one of the largest global Corporate teams in the world.

    This is your opportunity to become an integral leader and to manage high profile and pathfinding transactions across the UK and internationally.

    You will work with our global team to drive change, open new opportunities and accelerate growth for both our clients and our people.

    To have maximum impact, you will deliver all phases of the private equity cycle across a broad variety of transactions.

    Support the world's leading enterprises, emerging start-up companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities.

    We offer a world of opportunity, where you can make a world of difference.


    You will deliver exceptional results to clients on a broad range of complex issues including :

  • Cross-border M&A (public and private), including : inception, planning and due diligencedeal executionpost-merger integrationsjoint ventures growth by alternatives to M&A
  • Capital Markets (equity and debt)
  • Private Equity
  • Investment Funds
  • Venture Capital
  • Corporate Governance

    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 6 and 9 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.

  • Solicitor or barrister, ideally qualified in England & Wales, Scotland or a Commonwealth jurisdiction
  • Experience across private equity and private M&A transactions across a range of sectors
  • Experience working across jurisdictions and / or with emerging markets
  • Proven track record of leading deals and negotiations
  • Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news
  • Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working
  • Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients
  • Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
  • Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts
  • Awareness of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute
  • Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure
  • Proactive and innovative

    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.

    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 care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed 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 support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best.

    If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


    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.

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