Mid-level or Senior Associate (4-6 years):TMT,Data,Digital&Outsourcing
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hackney, London, UK
4d ago

The opportunity

Date Opened : 15th August 2019

Closing Date : 12th September 2019

Role description

  • We are looking for a 4-6 years PQE associate to join our team to lead transactions. The majority of those transactions will be technology, outsourcing and commercial deals, as well as general corporate support.
  • If desired, you could also lead M&A / joint venture TMT deals (but this is not a necessary requirement for the role).
  • A 5 or 6 year PQE applicant would likely come in as Senior Associate. A 4 year P!E applicant would likely attain Senior Associate the following year (at 5 year PQE).
  • Wherever PQE within this range, the successful applicant will be the lead associate on most transactions they work on.
  • Key responsibilities

    The successful candidate will be expected to :

  • Lead and negotiate transactions with limited supervision
  • Be responsible for drafting complex legal advice for clients with minimal amendments and supervision
  • Be able to provide legally sound but practical and commercial advice tailored to the client
  • Adopt a client-facing role for a broad range of clients
  • Take an active and client-facing role in business development planning and execution
  • Implement strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise in order to cope with conflicting demands and meet deadlines
  • Supervise and develop Junior Associates, Trainees and Paralegals
  • Skills, experience and qualifications

    Qualifications, skills and experience

  • 4 6 years PQE
  • Strong academic history
  • TMT and Outsourcing experience in a leading private practice firm
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Track record of leading transactions
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills
  • Desire to be part of a busy, friendly team
  • Corporate

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