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Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
"They're a really solid firm that offers value for money given their level of expertise" – Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in Bristol.  You will have the opportunity to advise on a good spread of commercial work, spanning Technology, Privacy, IP and wider commercial projects. This is an exciting opportunity to join a top-tier Chambers and Legal 500 rated team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment.  As you progress, you will be able to choose the types of work and sectors that you wish to focus on, to build the career you want. The practice Our Commercial group provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial activity.  Our Bristol team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice. We span multiple sectors, with particular focuses in Digital Business, Retail, Energy and Transport – creating opportunities for lawyers to gain experience and involvement in a variety of sectors and to develop a focus on areas of particular interest for longer term career development. The work Our longstanding focus on the Digital Business Sector means we work with A-grade tech and comms businesses (including EE, Vodafone and Facebook and also for businesses procuring technology solutions - with regular work for the likes of Dyson, Homebase, Ralph Lauren and Dassault Systemes). We have a great stream of work relating to developing areas of technology including online content licensing and streaming, social media, online advertising and online broadcasting. Privacy is another busy area, not just with GDPR but also with an increasing volume of cyber related work, Big Data, Analytics and general data exploitation opportunities. We also regularly manage large IP projects and transactions for clients based in Europe, the US and Asia, providing advice on brand protection strategy, trade marks and licensing issues. Our clients include leading technology companies (e.g. Bose, Vodafone, Airbus) and we regularly assist them with IP issues at the forefront of business innovation. You will get to work on high value, strategic commercial projects for big name brands across our sectors, too – companies like Centrica, Admiral, EE, and Arriva.  Whether it's a major outsourcing, an innovative collaboration, developing sales channels via agency or distribution networks, or a strategic, high value procurement, there will be plenty of complex, interesting commercial transactions for you to support, working closely alongside partners and senior lawyers, with plenty of client exposure. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/commercial/ The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers & Partners Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up of almost 50 lawyers in total. The Bristol team is made up of 3 Partners, 1 Associate Director, 5 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 paralegals. The Bristol practice is led by partner Lara Burch.  You will be working closely with technology partner Will Robertson as well as having the opportunity to work with other lawyers across the commercial team. Technical skills and experience You will have a range of commercial law experience gained either at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice, or in-house. Within your commercial experience you will have advised on one or more of the following areas:  technology, privacy, IP, data privacy or wider commercial contracts. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for an Associate, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
"Osborne Clarke's Corporate Tax team is…'one of the best in the business'" Legal 500 UK We are looking for an Associate to join us in our Bristol office. We are ideally looking for a newly qualified Associate, however applicants with more experience will also be considered. Our award-winning Tax team are ranked in the top tier by both Chambers and Legal 500. The team provides strategic tax advice covering a wide range of high value corporate, real estate and fund transactions, both nationally and internationally. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice "They're very strong and pragmatic with their tax advice." Chambers and Partners UK Our Tax team is one, cross office team, based in London and Bristol. We work with Osborne Clarke colleagues and clients across our three UK offices and our wider European offices. Our Tax team enjoys a varied and quality work load, focused on providing mainly City-based clients with a high quality service. We provide our clients with tailored UK and cross-border tax strategies that help them meet their business objectives, including making tax savings and legal efficiencies. As you’d expect, we are heavily involved in transactional planning, structuring, financing and related documentation. We have a reputation for giving technically excellent advice that is commercial and user-friendly regardless of whether we are providing strategic support or working under pressure on a transaction. Find out more about our Tax practice and the clients of Osborne Clarke using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/tax/corporate-tax/ The team Legal 500 describe the team's service as ‘practical, to the point, technically sound and prompt’. The team is currently made up of two Partners: Erika Jupe and Tracey Wright, 1 Legal Director, 7 Fee earners, 1 Trainee and a dedicated Knowledge lawyer. The Corporate Tax team forms part of the wider UK Tax group, which includes dedicated Incentives and Private Wealth teams. The UK Tax group in total is made up of 5 partners and around 15 fee earners and forms part of our wider international Tax offering. The UK Tax group benefits from two dedicated professional support lawyers and an excellent training programme. A strong commitment to individuals' career development and weekly know-how meetings ensures our Lawyers are technically excellent and enjoy a healthy team-working environment. We actively encourage and support our lawyers to gain professional tax qualifications. "I moved to Osborne Clarke in January 2015 with 2 years PQE. I was looking for a well-established tax team that would offer a wide variety of corporate tax work to keep me interested, to expand my professional experience and offer opportunities for development. OC has fulfilled this and more. My team is friendly and supportive and has good working relationships with the rest of the firm. There is a wide variety of work and you are actively encouraged to be involved in a variety of business development and training opportunities, including fostering links with our overseas teams through the OC international exchange and inter-office development days. Technical and sector-based specialisms are actively encouraged and you are given the support and space you need to develop." – Elizabeth Shanahan, Senior Associate, Corporate Tax The work Our clients include high-profile publicly listed companies, management teams, investment funds, family owned businesses, real estate investors and real estate developers. Some examples of the deals we've recently advised on and clients we act for are as follows: • Advised the management team of Odeon Cinemas on the $1bn sale to AMC Theatres, the largest cinema operator in the US.Advising Iris Worldwide Holdings Limited on the tax and other structuring of the 2015 investment by Korean listed company, Cheil Worldwide, in respect of its £50-85 m investment in Iris. • acting for Universal Health Services, Inc (“UHS“) on its £377 million acquisition of Cambian Group plc’s Adult Services Division; • advising Mitie Group PLC on the disposal of the group’s UK social care division consisting of domiciliary care and homecare businesses, Enara Group Limited and Complete Care Holdings Limited to Apposite Capital LLP, the specialist healthcare investor. • Advising M&G Real Estate on its Build to Rent transactions. • Tax structuring and transaction advice for a number of investors, operators and developers in the student accommodation sector including Campus Living Villages and Student Castle. Technical skills and experience We look for excellent academics, together with evidence of good quality training gained from a highly regarded law firm. Depending on your level of qualification, you will have the ability to provide corporate tax advice on some or all of corporate (including both seller and buyer M&A, re-organisations and restructuring, shareholder structuring, Private Equity, Venture capital matters), real estate, projects, funds, finance and other commercial transactions, as well as having a demonstrable understanding of UK and cross-border tax rules and structures. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress through a well-defined career path • high quality clients and work • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and flexible working. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Geoff Mead or Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3322 or email us via careers@osborneclarke.com To submit your application for this role please click on the Apply link. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
"Osborne Clarke has a genuinely national and international practice."– Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial Litigation team in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team who has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last 5 years, both in terms of revenue but also having welcomed a number of exciting new additions to the group at Partnership level. This has also brought opportunities to act on high profile, complex cases and build relationships with exciting, well-known brand clients. You will be joining a successful team and firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. We have also recently been rated as joint number one firm in the UK by Roll on Friday. The practice We have for many years worked on large international disputes and we work closely with our colleagues in our overseas offices, in particular our offices in Spain, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and the US. In the UK we work as one team across our London, Thames Valley & Bristol offices and get involved at all stages of a dispute, from the very early phases – to help resolve issues commercially – through to heavyweight and strategic litigation. As well as advising on all aspects of the commercial litigation process, our team also handles disputes in a number of specialist areas including asset tracing and recovery, banking and finance, competition, environmental, health and safety, international enforcement, media and defamation, pensions, technology and the internet, and shareholder disputes. We are also recognised specialists in disputes work for CIS clients and were one of the first London firms into this market in 2005. Over the last few years we have recruited partners with specialist expertise in a range of areas creating an ever-growing expert team: media/defamation, financial services disputes, product regulation, cross-border disputes, international arbitration as well as IP and insolvency specialists. We are prominent in disputes in our core sectors of Technology & Digital Business, Energy & Natural Resources; and Financial Services. This fantastic sector knowledge adds considerable value to our clients’ work. We have an 'A list' client base and are trusted to deal with significant disputes by many household names. Find more about our commercial litigation practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/disputes-resolution/commercial-litigation/ The team Led by Chambers rated Tom Ellis (Partner), the UK team is made up of over 50 lawyers in total. In London the team comprises 8 Partners, 4 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. Technical skills and experience Due to the technical nature of the practice, we are looking for evidence of a strong academic record and training ideally gained within a large regional or City Firm. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate or Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more experience. Y our career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; • high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com. NO AGENCIES PLEASE. At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.   

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