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Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Aug 10, 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.
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.   
Osborne Clarke Bristol, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
"Great quality in specialist areas..., which is hard to find outside London" – Chambers UK We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded top tier Corporate team in Bristol. 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, 9 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 completed a seat within Corporate during training 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 an Associate, although we will consider candidates with more 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. 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
"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
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 London, UK
Aug 04, 2018
Full time
"‘strong, very responsive team’ that provides ‘very good coverage’ of a range of property finance matters" – Chambers & Partners The London banking team is well established market leading practice that has enjoyed remarkable growth, from a standing start in the City in 2011 to a 7-partner/20-lawyer team now. We have strong relationships with all the UK’s major clearing banks and we are fully integrated into OC's fast-growing national and international network. We have a market leading reputation in all of our key sectors which include Digital Business; Energy and Utilities; Financial Services and Real Estate and Infrastructure, as well as hotels and leisure, healthcare, education and fund financings. The practice This role will be primarily focussed on Real Estate Finance work. We have a growing international profile in this area and are increasingly instructed by internationally significant clients on complex cross-border financings. We continue to act on a wide range of property finance matters, from core investment and development financings to complex, multi-banked deals which include both senior and mezzanine debt and intercreditor arrangements. Our finance team work in tandem with our key sector specialists in real estate, corporate, construction, planning, employment and tax. New client wins reflect our increasingly diverse client base, including ICG Longbow, Tyndaris (Luxembourg incorporated debt fund with pan-European investments) and PGIM (global investment management platform) and further cement the team's strong reputation within the real estate finance market. The team The London banking team currently consists of 7 partners, 3 Senior Associates, 3 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. This role will report to Madeleine Clark who leads our real estate finance practice across all 3 offices. Highlights - advising a leading student accommodation provider on a £200m+ transaction - acting for a large logistics company on a Euro facility to fund the acquisition of property located in Europe - advising a clearing bank on a facility to LondonMetric to finance the acquisition of 10 Odeon cinemas - acting for a large property developer on a Euro facility to refinance the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo - advising Infrared on the sale of a portfolio of industrial properties located throughout the UK Technical skills and experience You will preferably have worked in a specialist real estate finance team and will have experience of leading transactions which involve both bilateral and multi-banked syndicated facilities. As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint a Senior Associate in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. In addition to a good technical grounding, you will: have a desire and interest in building client relationships • have supervisory experience with the ability to co-ordinate workloads • have the ability to present technical legal issues in a clear, approachable and professional way • have client orientated approach and good commercial awareness • have an appetite for business development and be passionate about helping to help build the REF business • be a confident self-starter with a proven track record in real estate finance 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 LLP 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.   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
Jul 26, 2018
Full time
"One of the strongest teams outside London. Osborne Clarke provides an excellent service and is very easy to work with" – Legal 500 We are looking for an Associate and a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Pensions team in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well respected team and be involved in the whole spectrum of pensions law and practice. You will have access to a broad range of high quality work, including contentious and non-contentious matters in both the private and public sectors. From the outset, you will be a valued member of the team and have the opportunity to build client relationships and develop your business development skills. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice "They absolutely get inside the skin of their clients and you know they are batting for you." – Chambers UK The team advises both employers and trustees in order to help them to run their schemes compliantly while managing risks. We also run one of the UK's leading independent trustee company, Open Trustees, so we have direct experience of operating pension schemes. Our lawyers have the opportunity to advise on a variety of pensions issues from risk reduction exercises (such as pension increases exchanges, buy-ins and buyouts and alternative funding arrangements) to advising pension schemes going through a Pension Protection Fund ("PPF") assessment period or an Administering Authority on matters relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme ("LGPS"). We also have particular expertise in the pensions aspects of corporate acquisitions and disposals, scheme mergers, insolvencies, restructuring and wind-ups. One aspect of our work which sets the team apart is that our lawyers also have the opportunity to act for employers, trustees and representative beneficiaries on complex litigation claims, including professional negligence work and Part 8 claims. Find out more about our pensions' practice using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/pensions/ The team Our team are noted for their 'all-round expertise' and for having ‘good strength in depth with shared knowledge' - Legal 500 Led by Jonathan Hazlett who is rated in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, the team currently comprises of 4 partners, 1 Legal Director, 2 Associate Directors, 3 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 1 Pensions Manager, 4 Assistant Pensions Manager and 1 Administrative Assistant. All are based in our Bristol office. Tom Milner, an Associate, explains what attracted him to the team: "I joined the pensions team in October 2017. Having been with the team for nearly a year now (having joined from a top-ranked city firm), I can confidently recommend Osborne Clarke to any aspiring pensions lawyer. The standard of work that the team produces is excellent and the team's client base is equally as impressive. Since joining I have advised clients across a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, on-going advisory queries, pensions litigation matters and regulatory issues. If you are considering your options within the pensions sphere, I wholeheartedly recommend getting in touch with Osborne Clarke." The work As a member of the PPF's legal panel, we provide advice to trustees and the PPF in relation to schemes progressing through a PPF assessment period including in relation to recent high-profile insolvencies including the first scheme rescue. Our trustee company, Open Trustees, is also one of only five firms appointed to the PPF's trustee advisory panel. Appointed to the LGPS national framework panel following a competitive tender. Under the panel, we provide a full range of LGPS related services, including scheme administration, outsourcing, benefits, dispute resolution and investment advice. Advised the trustees of the Imperial Tobacco Pension Fund in relation to a £600 million surety bond. Advised a large number of employers and trustees on recent amendments to future service benefits and the closure of schemes to the future accrual of final salary benefits, including negotiating the closure terms, inputting into the various consultation exercises, advising on amendments to complex benefit structures and assisting with responses to member enquiries. Advised a large number of employers and trustees on liability management exercises, including enhanced transfer value exercises, pension increase exchanges, trivial commutation exercises and buy-in / buy-out insurance contracts. Advised a large employer in relation to a potential investigation by the Pensions Regulator regarding the possible use of the Regulator's powers. Acted in relation to a number of reported pensions cases including acting for one of the representative beneficiaries in the complex litigation surrounding the Gleeds Retirement Benefits Scheme in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal Advised a representative beneficiary in relation to the High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings brought by Honda Motor Europe Limited arising out of a mistake in the rules of its pension scheme. Acted for an emergency trustee for 13 pension schemes in complex fraud proceedings against the former pension trustees and their directors, officers and advisers. Technical skills and experience You will have knowledge and transactional experience of working for pensions' clients in a variety of capacities. You will have gained excellent experience in non-contentious pensions work in a high quality pensions team, covering the areas mentioned above. It will be desirable that you will also have some pensions litigation experience, although this is not a pre-requisite. 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 email emily.webb@osborneclarke.com 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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