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Rosenblatt London, UK
May 22, 2018
Full time
Main Purpose of Job: To work in our Corporate Department (Banking & Finance Team) alongside and supervised by our partners focusing on corporate lending, as well as acquisition and property finance, advising both lenders and borrowers. The primary role will be to work in the Banking and Finance team but the successful candidate will also have some experience of general corporate work, and be willing to support the wider Corporate Department as from time to time required. The work will be varied, interesting and challenging. Detailed Responsibilities: Assisting generally in relation to banking and finance transactions; Drafting and advising on loan documentation, security and intercreditor agreement; Drafting and advising on related conditions precedent documentation; Dealing directly with the clients and clients’ other professional advisers; Researching and reporting on legal topics as required; Preparing emails of advice to clients; Managing transactions generally to completion; and Undertaking due diligence investigations and providing input into due-diligence reports; Confidentially is of the utmost importance and you will ensure that the office is kept secure at all times, ensure complete confidentiality on all matters pertaining to the work undertaken on behalf of the Corporate Department.  Relationships:   Directly responsible to the Partner of the Banking & Finance Team and all Partners of the Corporate Department. Performance Standards:       To professionally and conscientiously fulfil the duties specified, maintaining at all times high standards of professional and personal presentation. To maintain at all times confidentiality on all matters appertaining to the Company. Salary:  £55-60,000 depending on relevance of experience  We will not contact applicants who do not have the relevant experience or qualifcations for this role. In line with new GDPR rules, we will only process suitable candidate data for the purposes of recruitment only. Data will only kept until the end of the recruitment process. Should we wish to retain a candidate's data for future roles, we will inform the candidate before doing so. You have the right to request that your data is deleted at any time.   Rosenblatt's privacy notice is available here http://rosenblatt-law.co.uk/privacy-policy/
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
May 17, 2018
Full time
"A very strong construction practice" – Chambers UK, 2015 We are looking for an Associate to join our Band 1 rated Construction team in Bristol. From a very well regarded base in the South West, our hugely experienced construction and engineering team is firmly rooted throughout the UK and beyond, taking advantage of a strong overseas network across our international offices. This is a great opportunity to join a market leading team and have a broad and exciting workload for clients who are leaders in their fields. The practice Infrastructure projects are a global phenomenon and our clients include businesses either based internationally, or with an international focus.  We often advise across borders to deliver projects around the world – recent projects have included advising on airport projects in Oman and on renewables projects in Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Jordan. Locally, we advise on the most complex and interesting assignments in the region, working closely with our colleagues in Real Estate and Banking. The services we provide on construction and engineering transactions include advising on all forms of construction contract arrangements including bespoke contracts, advising on construction aspects of funding agreements, purchase agreements, PPP project agreements and agreements for lease, and advising on construction security matters and construction procurement strategy. We act for all types of participants in the world of construction procurement including consultants, contractors, sponsors, corporate occupiers, developers, investors, public sector etc and of late have developed market leading credentials and reputation in the world of student accommodation development and in various energy spheres. The team "They are a tightly knit unit. Their pragmatic advice is very good and it is also timely." – Chambers UK, 2015 The Construction team in Bristol is led by Chambers rated Phil Davies, a partner who has been ranked for his specialism in construction and engineering procurement matters in the projects sphere. The team also comprises of 2 further partners, 2 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 6 Associates and 1 Trainee Solicitor. The work Acted for Nexterra Systems Corp on a project based around the UK’s first biomass plant fuelled by waste wood. Once constructed, the plant will produce 10.3MW of electricity and divert 67,000t of waste away from landfill. Advising Campus Living Villages Limited on the development, construction and operation of 1000 beds of student accommodation (including advice on consultancy agreements, building contracts, warranties, bonds, and parent company guarantees) for the University of St Andrews and the Royal College of Music. Advising Development Securities on 2 developments in London (Abbey Wood and 399 Edgware Road) and one in Manchester (Hale Barns shopping centre).  Advising on all construction procurement aspects of the developments. Advising Bristol City FC on the £40 million redevelopment of Ashton Gate football stadium including the construction of new stands and a new pitch. Advising on phase 2 of the redevelopment of the Old Vic Theatre in Bristol involving front of house redevelopment. Expansion of the Underfall Yard Boatyard in partnership with Bristol City Council.  The yard houses a number of maritime-related workshops and small businesses. Advising Student Castle and Campus Living Villages on numerous student accomodation transactions across the UK. Advising various investment houses on investments in and the development of energy assets including energy from waste projects, solar projects and battery storage projects. Advising Gazeley UK Ltd on its UK development programme of logistics distribution warehousing units.  Technical skills and experience You will have knowledge and experience of Construction matters which will have been gained at a well-respected City or National firm. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to a 2+ years' qualified lawyer, 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, Geoff Mead or Emma Watts on 01179 173 322.  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
May 17, 2018
Full time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior People Development Manager to join our HR team in Bristol. This is a permanent role joining a busy and friendly team in an international legal business.  The role will report into the Head of People Development and will be responsible for supporting the delivery of effective practical, pragmatic and business-focussed learning and development to the business, and will work collaboratively with the wider HR team as well as senior stakeholders across the business. The Team: Our people are at the heart of our business. Our multi award-winning HR team is highly respected in the business for the central and strategic role it plays. We are renowned for our unstuffy and supportive culture, encouraging all our people to make the most of their talent with stretching careers in a fast growing and exciting environment. Recent HR related accolades include: Best Company Culture, AllAboutLaw 2016 Best Law Firm for Management and Culture, RollOnFriday 2016 Excellence in Direct Recruitment, HR in Law 2016 Best Company Culture, AllaboutLaw 2017 Best for Job Satisfaction, AllaboutLaw 2017 Best Recruiter, LawCareers.net 2017 Firm of the Year, Roll on Friday 2018 Best Firm for Training, Legal Cheek 2018 Key Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include: • Delivering a high standard of People development activity that produces tangible and measurable business benefit as agreed with the Head of People Development. • Initiating, designing, delivering and evaluating L & D needs at an individual, team and organisational level. • Actively engaging with all parts of the firm to provide coaching, training and facilitation in order to meet current business needs. • Acting as a coach to senior lawyers (up to and including partner level) and senior managers, ensuring that you operate in accordance with OC process, standards and ethical principles. • Constantly delivering learning and development that gives OC a sustainable competitive business advantage • Supporting promotions, recruitment and other key transition points to ensure our people become effective in their new roles as quickly as possible. Technical skills: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge and experience of best L&D practice. You will have excellent coaching skills and experience of influencing, supporting and coaching senior management teams. Experienced use of psychometric tools such as MBTI, 16pf etc. is essential. You will also ideally hold a coaching qualification and an L & D qualification such as CIPD certificate of L & D practice. Person specification: We are looking for somebody who is able to support the provision of people development activity across all parts of the firm, and in all its locations, including internationally, as required. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to display the following: • Be self-motivated and proactive. Able to work as part of a team as well as on an individual basis • Strong problem solving skills • Effective planning and use of time • Customer services – dealing with different customer types and demands • Good interpersonal skills, able to interact with people at all levels, building good working relationships • Understands and acts upon appropriate instructions. Clarifying incomplete/unclear instructions before acting • Be assertive where necessary, but able to demonstrate flexibility • Experience of various software packages across the Microsoft Office 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 London, UK
May 17, 2018
Full time
"They have in-depth knowledge and offer commercially aware advice."– Chambers & Partners We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in London, particularly focusing on the areas of IT, technology and outsourcing. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment. 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 London team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice. We have considerable expertise in a range of key sectors. In the energy sector, we have advised in relation to everything from smart meter procurements, agreements for connection to electricity distribution networks, high value procurements of essential equipment such as switchgear; to advice on the legislative framework and interpretation of Ofgem licence conditions. Our premier client base across the digital business sector, where we also enjoy a fantastic reputation, includes the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, Freeview Connected, Deutsche Telekom, the BBC, Virgin Media, YouTube, ThomsonReuters, BT Vision, Facebook and Channel 4. A third area in which we enjoy a superb market niche is retail, where our expertise spans franchise and concession agreements, agency and distribution, supply arrangements and fulfilment models, and other commercial work for clients like Patisserie Valerie, Ralph Lauren, Cotswold Outdoor, Dreams and others. In the financial services sector, another field in which we have considerable strength, our typical work includes advice on complex services agreements, including agreements for the development of new financial products and panel arrangements, for clients such as KPMG, Monitise and Towergate. In particular, we have specialist expertise in “new generation” payment services, such as mobile payments (including NFC), online payments, prepaid, virtual currencies and micro-payments. 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 London team is made up of 7 Partners, 1 Consultant, 2 Associate Directors, 8 Senior Associates, 7 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 paralegal. The London team is led by John Buyers, partner. The work We continue to advise Vodafone on a range of important matters, including this year assisting with substantial outsourcing projects relating to their HR and Enterprise IT services. We continue to advise longstanding global software and IT client Micro Focus on a wide range of issues, including international software licenses and IT implementation agreements. This year in particular has been very exciting as we have assisted Micro Focus in a substantial licensing dispute with one of its financial services customers.  KPMG Crimsonwing Limited is KPMG's new Microsoft Azure implementation business. We were instructed by them on a major IT systems integration and outsourcing deal in relation to the management of in-cab SaaS systems for leading waste management business Biffa.  We are acting for a major Japanese bank in connection with the monetisation of various IT assets. This has involved structuring ownership of our client’s rights in the relevant assets, advising on the tender documentation and subsequent responses, as well as contractual terms for the exploitation of the IT assets. Osborne Clarke continues to advise the AA on a range of IT and commercial agreements related to its core insurance underwriting business for both motor and home insurance products. Our role includes assisting with software licensing and maintenance, for example in relation to claims handling software, on both an outsourced and on-premises basis, as well as advising on agreements for the provision of business critical data feeds - for example for the detection of insurance fraud or for property valuation). We continue to advise News UK on a wide range of commercial matters. These include challenges presented by the Publisher Advertising Transaction System (PATS) initiative, minimum spend agreements and a new long-term printing plate supply contract and print services agreements. We recently advised Admiral Group on the successful establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with MAPFRE, a listed Spanish insurance company, to explore the potential of price comparison websites in certain overseas territories, in particular the nascent Chinese market, which has recently deregulated prices. We have been advising Hyundai, one of the world’s leading motor manufacturers, this year on certain commercial issues arising out of its sponsorship of the UEFA European Football Championship. Technical skills and experience You will have knowledge and experience across Commercial matters which will have been gained at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice, or in-house. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for a Senior 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 is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
May 17, 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 2 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
May 17, 2018
Full time
                "The team is well balanced and well led. Their technical and commercial                                      expertise is complemented by a culture of approachability, openness and                      business friendly professionalism." – Chambers & Partners We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Financial Institutions Group, focusing on the area of Payments law. Our dedicated team in this area have consistently been ranked in the top tier by Chambers & Partners in recent times. You will have access to a broad range of high quality work from the outset and will be encouraged and supported to take responsibility for developing client relationships. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well respected team that are market-leaders in their areas of expertise. The practice Our highly profitable FIG practice, part of the Business Transactions Group (BTG), spans 3 core service lines: Investment Funds; Payments and Consumer Finance; and Financial Regulation. Within the Payments space, OC is a thought leader and stakeholder in payments regulation, providing clients with commercial insight into developments affecting the sector. However we are not solely regulatory lawyers: we advise on all aspects of new product launches, new technology solutions (FinTech), M&A, VC investment into Payment firms, FCA authorisations, and complex structuring analysis. We also regularly support the launch of innovative Payments products, like Wirecard's wearables for Eurovision 2016, VocaLink's new payment system, Zapp, and Faster Payment's Trust Service.  We have continued to build our international expertise and have an unrivalled international network and with it pan-European (and global) Payments insights.  For clients, this means we can deliver 'one stop shop' international advice, helping launch numerous payment products/services and carrying out multi-jurisdictional surveys. We have a fantastic roster of Payments clients, many of which are themselves international, innovative and sizeable. We continue to work with a range of clients, including established financial services firms such as JPMorgan, Vocalink, WEX and Wirecard, and 'disruptor' clients in the FinTech sector such as iZettle, Intuit, and Token as well as those not traditionally involved with payment services (Airbnb and Travelex). The team Our FIG team comprises 6 Partners, 3 Associate Directors, 3 Senior Associates, 5 Associates and 2 Trainee Solicitors. The team operates from two offices, in London and Bristol. The team is led by an excellent, innovative group of partners with comments for the team like: Osborne Clarke’s ‘nimble team delivers a personalised service’, Paul Anning is 'a very sensible guy, a very good tactician' and Tim Simmonds is ‘approachable and commercially focused'. The work By way of example, recent work by the FIG team includes: Advising Niam on its EUR800 million fund (final close January 2016), the largest Nordic opportunistic property fund, OC's largest fund formation to date. Advising Illuminate Financial Management on the launch of its first fund, a £35 million fund with a VC FinTech investment focus in the US and Europe. Advising Wirecard on its acquisition of Citibank's prepaid card portfolio in North America and merchant acquiring portfolio in Asia.  Advising iZettle on its acquisition of intelligentpos (a cloud-based point of sale solution for shops, bars and restaurants) and on various product launches in the UK. Advising on the sale by Broadstone Group of its wealth management and advisory businesses with £400 million AUM to Thomas Miller. Acting for Green Deal Finance Company in bringing to market the UK Government’s cornerstone 'Green Deal finance' initiative (combining the consumer credit and green deal regulatory and statutory frameworks). Advising various digital businesses and sharing economy platforms on their UK and European launches and new products, focused around consumer credit, e-money and payments and insurance, including perimeter advice, outsourcings and various FCA authorisations. Technical skills and experience You will have knowledge and experience across Payments matters which will have been gained at a firm with a well-respected practice. You will be organised and methodical and able to help coordinate larger projects, both domestic and international.  You will be a team player who wants to be a part of a dynamic and successful group. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to a Senior Associate lawyer, 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 is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
May 17, 2018
Full time
Osborne Clarke is recognised as one of the UK's most forward-thinking law firms. Our success is down to excellence in our approach to our clients, our people and our business. With a growing international reach, particularly in Europe but also across Asia and the US, we look after a wide range of commercial clients such as Lloyds, HSBC, Facebook, and Vodafone as well as entrepreneurs and digital start-ups. Our focussed strategy and positive working environment have been rewarded by many prestigious awards for career progression, management and culture, including being named Roll on Friday's 'Firm of the year' 2018. The Team: Within IT we have a supportive culture, and believe in encouraging our people to progress in their careers through personal development and training.  Application Support are integral to the success and growth of the business, through providing support to users within OC; enabling the required business processes needed for the whole firm to be successful. What you'll do: Reporting to the Application Support Manager, you will provide operational and technical support to the users of business applications within OC. More specifically, you will help to ensure that the business benefits of these applications continue to be achieved throughout their lifetime and that the return on the firm's investments in technology are maximised. You will also work in collaboration with suppliers, maintainers and with other members of the Global IT team, to ensure the smooth delivery of software services and products to the business. You will also investigate and manage any problems being experienced with live applications through to resolution as efficiently as possible.  Other key responsibilities include: Be a primary resource for building knowledge through knowledge sharing initiatives, via documentation and knowledge base articles but also through dissemination direct to others across the IT function. Build standing in the Applications Team by playing a full part in team activity, and developing relationships with the wider IT Team in order to fulfil the Applications Support role. Capture and disseminate knowledge across the wider IT function, providing support to more junior members of the function but also to actively promote knowledge sharing initiatives and the development of an ITIL aligned knowledge management system. Assist with project work alongside BAU support duties as assigned. Supporting initiatives and creating service improvements. Actively manage own personal training and development, identifying any suitable development opportunities. Any other duties that may be required to ensure the efficient operation of the Application Support service, including actively assisting colleagues in times of high demand. What we're looking for: We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic IT professional. You will ideally have a background in a similar role within a law firm; however we are also open to applications from broader professional services backgrounds.  Also required: Experience of providing advanced support for Enterprise Level Applications, with a strong preference for knowledge of applications focussed on the Legal Sector. Strong time management, organisation and prioritisation skills, with the drive to exceed expectations set as part of a performance managed environment. Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication, with the ability to negotiate both with internal customers and external suppliers. High level of customer service skills, quickly and appropriately responding  to requests and ensuring that colleagues and clients are kept up to date on progress Assist in the maintenance of documentation of the tools used to monitor applications. Proactive in terms of application configuration suggestions. Been involved in project based work of major systems both from advisory and also from a technical implementation and rollout perspective operated as a key IT player in various projects. Experience with a mixture of the following systems is preferable: Core desktop and office systems – ideally Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016 Document Management Systems – ideally iManage Incident/helpdesk management systems – e.g. ivanti ServiceDesk Practice Management Systems Contact Relationship Management systems – ideally LexisNexis InterAction Digital Dictation – BigHand Time Recording – e.g. Intapp Time Windows Server versions 2003, 2008R2, 2012, 2016 Microsoft SQL Server (and T-SQL) 2005 and above A basic understanding of network systems is also required, including Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Applications  To submit your application, please click on the link provided. 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.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
May 17, 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
May 17, 2018
Full time
  "Great quality in specialist areas..., which is hard to find outside London" – Chambers UK We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded top tier Corporate team in Bristol, particularly focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity work. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected and expanding team with the prospect of a varied and complex workload. You will have the opportunity to work on both national and international deals whilst also becoming involved in some of the South West region's most significant transactions. The practice The Bristol team provide the full spectrum of corporate services including private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, fund formation and financial services. We focus on acting for clients within the key sectors of digital business, financial services, real estate & infrastructure and energy & utilities. With clients such as large quoted companies, privately owned businesses, banks, financial institutions and private equity houses, in the last year the team have acted on over 60 deals with an aggregate value of over £2billion. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below. http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/corporate/ The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers UK The team is led by Chambers rated Alisdair Livingstone, Partner, and also comprises of 6 further Partners, 1 Legal Director, 2 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 7 Associates, 3 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. The team also works closely with the Corporate teams in Osborne Clarke LLP's Thames Valley and London offices, meaning that the department is made up of 70 lawyers overall. The work Advised Fevertree Drinks plc on their successful £154m AIM IPO. Advised Rotork plc on the £125m acquisition of Bifold Group Limited. Advised LDC and Management on the sale of A-Gas to KKR. Advised the shareholders of Integral on the $330m sale to JLL. Advised Student Castle on the sale of a £330m portfolio of student accommodation. Advised InfraRed capital Partners on its investment in the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay renewable energy project. Advised Tribal Group plc on its £41m rights issue and disposal of Synergy business Technical skills and experience You will have gained a wide range of experience within Corporate during training at a well-respected City or National firm. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience within Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to a Senior 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 is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.

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