What does the role involve?
We need a corporate solicitor to join our very busy and highly regarded Venture Capital and Equity Investments team, which sits within the firm's Corporate and Commercial NSL.
In the last year, our team has advised on over 100 investment transactions raising in aggregate more than £250m.
Our clients range from institutional venture capital funds, business angels and angel groups, family office funds and corporate venture investors.
We also work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and spin-outs, through to growing and mature businesses, helping them to raise equity or quasi equity funding from seed and early stage sources through to growth capital and pre-IPO investment.
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Who will I be working with?
You will work principally with Cambridge based partner, Zickie Lim in the Venture Capital and Equity Investments team, but you will also work with partners from across Mills & Reeve's national corporate team as and when client work requires.
The Cambridge fee earners are part of the cross office Corporate and Commercial National Service Line headed up by partner, Kevin Lowe.
The team is supported by professional support lawyers.
Why should I apply?
This is an ideal opportunity to develop your career working for a growing national firm, the leading corporate firm in the region and a firm listed for a record 15th year running as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and joint winner of Roll On Friday Firm of the Year 2018.
The Venture Capital and Equity Investments team is a busy growing team which is highly regarded both in the market and by its peers.
Our clients include businesses which have scaled rapidly to become global leaders in their markets and investors whose investment portfolio includes businesses successfully sold to Google, Amazon and Apple, to name a few and others listed on AIM.
Our lawyers are also thought leaders in a number of areas in this sector, for example, university spin outs and crowd-funding.
This role would give any ambitious senior corporate lawyer an opportunity to help grow and manage a leading national practice and team focusing on investments in ambitious fast growth and often highly disruptive technology businesses, and develop strong client relationships.
What experience is required?
You will be a solicitor of 4+ years qualified in corporate with experience gained in a City or large regional firm. Ideally you will have experience of equity investment work with a strong background in transactional work and be able to demonstrate both working as part of a team and / or managing transactions and teams largely unsupervised.
You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in helping to grow and manage a team and a practice.
What else should I know?
Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.
The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology.
Clients include businesses - from PLCs to start-ups - high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.
Mills & Reeve is one of the top performing law firms in the UK when it comes to client satisfaction, according to the latest editions of Chambers UK and The Legal 500.
The annual guides, which accumulate feedback from thousands of clients, place the firm in the top five law firms based on the number of top ranking practice areas.
Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment.