Pinsent Masons

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Our biased view is that legal services at all times should underpin the clients' needs and business objectives. We are dedicated to tipping the scales in your favour. Making sure you win - whether that's in Court or in your marketplace.

Helping you achieve transformational change

We guide a diverse range of multi-national clients through transformational change.  So when you need to know whether to press ahead with major change, we’ll give you an answer, not a 15-page note.  Our lawyers don’t need to sit on the fence.  They know the answer and they’ll tell you.

You’ll get the best advice on project structuring and procurement to attract the best bids, achieve value for money, and ensure your project is delivered on time.  We’ll give you the edge if you’re bidding.

When you’re buying, selling or investing, we’ll help you finance for growth and create value.  This includes introducing you to influential and helpful funders.  When you’re closing the deal, we’ll be fighting in your corner with you. 

Should relationships with your customers, suppliers or business partners not go as well as planned, our substantial litigation team is on hand to help you resolve matters and protect your business interests – through mediation, arbitration and the Courts.

In the minefield that is today’s regulatory environment, we’re out in front of you, assisting you in sorting out the risks from the opportunities.

Consistency and innovation in your day-to-day business development

We’re constantly monitoring your sector.  So in matters like corporate governance issues and pensions, you can rely on us to get things consistently right.  You’ll benefit from our accumulated research into your sector and regulatory environment. 

If you have a multi-jurisdictional matter to deal with, you’ll benefit from our international reach.  We share our knowledge with clients on a continual basis through regular reporting, seminars, bespoke in-house training, and public courses.

When you’re looking to save money (who isn’t?), we lead the field in cost-cutting innovation.

Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 15, 2018
Full time
    CORPORATE FINANCE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT LAWYER - LONDON   The Team The Corporate Finance ("CF") practice is a significant part of the firm’s international Corporate practice and has been identified by the Firm as a key area for investment as it seeks to enhance its reputation in the City of London. The Corporate practice comprises some 120 lawyers including more than 35 partners. At Pinsent Masons, CF work is broadly interpreted as doing corporate work for listed companies and investment banks and other intermediaries active in the public markets. Examples would include advising on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers and providing day-to-day advice on the Listing Rules, the AIM Rules, the DGTRs, the Prospectus Rules, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the market abuse regime. . In the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, November 2017 the Firm is ranked second in terms of number of Stock Market clients (excluding companies listed on the Specialist Funds Market), with an impressive roster of listed companies. We also enjoy leadership positions in the number of Stock Market clients we act for in the Industrials and Oil and Gas sectors and we are the top ranked firm in terms of number of AIM clients. The Role This is a new and exciting role offering the opportunity to create and manage the resources and products required by a team of CF lawyers acting on, and competing for, significant mandates for clients active in the public markets. It also offers the chance to lead internal education and to contribute to publicising the team and its achievements through external opinion-forming activities. You will report to a small team of CF partners drawn from across our UK offices and will establish good connections with both our Director of Knowledge and Innovation and with the team of Professional Development Lawyers. Your main responsibilities will include:- taking control of all CF knowhow resources across the firm, evaluating their quality and coverage and putting in place resources and systems to address any shortfalls in quality and coverage and ensuring accessibility of resources to members of the CF team. This would include evaluating our template bank, prioritising production and maintenance of templates not available elsewhere, updating/maintaining and creating templates and associated practice notes, providing knowhow updates to the team, putting in place resources to deal with prospective legislative and regulatory changes; providing research and practical experience guidance to all team members from partners to trainees and extracting deal information and knowhow; creating thought leadership material such as regular CF bulletins for banks and intermediaries and commenting on market developments through OutLaw and other external publications and assisting in producing our highly popular Boardroom Briefing each month; leading the CF education programme by creating content and delivering training sessions; and taking part in business development activities, eg participating in external conferences, joining in PDL networking events, anticipating legal issues in pitch opportunities and finding ways to differentiate our team. Skill set required You would: be a lawyer of at least 5 year's PQE gained in a UK corporate finance practice of a firm recognised for this type of work; be currently a practising fee earner or a PDL in a firm recognised for CF work; be experienced in equity capital markets and have at least some knowledge of public takeover practice (and a willingness to engage in that area); have the ability to engage with senior members of our firm and be an excellent teacher with high quality drafting and IT skills; be tenacious with well developed people skills; have an enthusiastic and resourceful approach, being a pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills and an enjoyment of working to deadlines; and be full time (although there could be some flexibility over this requirement) and have some flexibility to travel and the ability to engage with cross-office working. Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice. Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 15, 2018
Full time
CORPORATE FINANCE LAWYERS - LONDON Brief We are currently looking to recruit lawyers to join the London Corporate Finance practice, ideally candidates with 2-5 years PQE experience in corporate finance transactions advising listed companies, investment banks and corporate finance advisers on a range of listed company transactions. The Team   The Corporate Finance ("CF") practice is a significant part of the firm’s international Corporate practice and has been identified by the Firm as a key area for investment as it seeks to enhance its reputation in the City of London.  The Corporate practice comprises some 120 lawyers including more than 35 partners.  At Pinsent Masons, CF work is broadly interpreted as doing corporate work for listed companies and investment banks and other intermediaries active in the public markets.  Examples would include advising on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers and providing day-to-day advice on the Listing Rules, the AIM Rules, the DGTRs, the Prospectus Rules, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the market abuse regime. . In the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, November 2017 the Firm is ranked second in terms of number of Stock Market clients (excluding companies listed on the Specialist Funds Market), with an impressive roster of listed companies.  We also enjoy leadership positions in the number of Stock Market clients we act for in the Industrials and Oil and Gas sectors and we are the top ranked firm in terms of number of AIM clients. The Candidates Required The successful candidates will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or a busy corporate finance practice of a leading regional firm.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be team players with a keen, client-focused approach. They will also have strong academic backgrounds and excellent communication and organisational skills.   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.    
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE – LONDON     The Candidate Required We are currently looking to recruit a talented construction and engineering disputes lawyer with 4 years plus PQE to join our Construction Advisory and Disputes team in London.  There is some latitude around the level of PQE. Candidates must be technically excellent but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach and excellent communication and organisational skills.    Background to the CAD Team Consistently ranked number 1 on a global scale for construction, energy and infrastructure with a first class team of over 170 lawyers, Pinsent Masons LLP is recognised both nationally and internationally as the leading adviser to the construction and engineering industries and for infrastructure and energy projects.  We have an unrivalled reputation in acting for contractors, project companies, developers, public bodies, funders and insurers.  We act for over half of the UK's top 50 contractors, a large number of the top contractors worldwide and an impressive range of private and public sector clients.  Our deep understanding and close alignment to the construction sector enables us to offer an "entire project life cycle" service to our clients.  Our legal services span national and international procurement techniques and strategies (including PFI and FIDIC) and all forms of dispute resolution   The Opportunity High quality engineering and construction work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop rewarding and sustainable client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.  
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Funds Lawyer (3-5yrs PQE) - Edinburgh/London     FUNDS LAWYER – EDINBURGH OR LONDON Brief We are seeking to recruit a private investment funds lawyer into the London or Edinburgh office of our Funds team. The ideal candidate would be a lawyer with 3 to 5 years experience of funds establishment and related work. Our Investment Funds Team Our Funds team act for institutional investors including pension funds and fund managers on the full range of their investment funds work; fund structuring, formation and investment work with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds. We advise investors into fund structures and on secondary transactions. African funds are also an area of interest. Our team has seen significant recent growth with one partner and 3 associates joining the existing team in the last 6 months. We now need to recruit again to service our existing work but we have exciting plans which we believe will mean further significant growth. We are committed to invest further in the team and in this practice area. We work closely with members of our tax team to provide the full service of legal advice for the structuring and establishment of funds.  The funds team is a part of the financial services group and therefore has the full support of a team of regulatory lawyers to provide advice on the related financial regulation aspects of fund raising - e.g. financial promotion and AIFMD. Our current team includes experienced partners with in-depth experience of all aspects of fund raising including funds established in the Channel Islands, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands.  Also, our Dublin office opens in December and one of the founding partners, Gayle Bowen is a funds partner. With our existing UK team being principally based across our London and Edinburgh offices, we view the addition of Dublin fund capability as an exciting development, particularly with Brexit. Our funds team provides exciting opportunities to grow and develop. We believe that our funds team is at the start of an exciting journey with fantastic opportunities to exploit established relationships within the firm and to explore new relationships from existing good connections. We believe that this is an opportunity for the right candidate to join at the start of an exciting journey.  Basic requirements The ideal candidate will be able to support our team and will have experience of advising on various matters relating to establishing and investing in investment funds.  It will also be essential that the candidate enjoys business development.  Relevant experience will include: drafting constitutional documentation including limited partnership agreements, unit trust deeds and shareholder agreements; drafting and negotiating ancillary documentation such as management agreements and administration agreements; advising on carried interest arrangements; reviewing marketing material and conducting verification exercises; high level advice on UK financial regulation as it relates to investment funds (specifically a familiarity with AIFMD and the UK's financial promotion regime); negotiating fund documentation with investors and dealing with side letter requests; drafting LLP agreements in relation to setting up new managers; dealing with offshore law firms and administrators; reviewing fund documentation for institutional investors and preparing user friendly reports; negotiating with fund counsel when acting for investors (either as cornerstone investor or as a minority investor) and ideally when acting for UK pension funds; and discussing new funds with both start-up and experienced managers. Additional attributes As well as having the experience mentioned above, the candidate should be: strong academically; happy to work on creating marketing material, know-how and being involved in business development – this is a growing team and accordingly we would like the candidate to take an active part in that; prepared to work on a small number of mandates that don't fit a traditional private funds role – this will include joint venture agreements and occasionally advice on M&A transactions in the funds space although that type of work is always done with the support of our corporate team; a team player who can work with different teams and lawyers across the firm; and keen to work in a growing international firm that is making headlines.   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Nov 20, 2017
Full time
Real Estate Lawyer (From 6yrs+ PQE) - London   REAL ESTATE LAWYER - LONDON   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors and is growing its international real estate offering. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Our Property Group has been at the leading edge of much of this innovation, having developed a new approach to undertaking investment and asset management work via its SmartDelivery proposition, including smarter use of technology and know-how to streamline the delivery of our services to our clients (we've automated all of our core real estate precedents and regularly use our own AI systems to facilitate large scale due diligence projects, for example) and resourcing non-legal/administrative tasks via our teams of paralegals, leaving our lawyers free to focus on getting deals done.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit two England & Wales qualified real estate lawyers to join our London real estate team. We are looking to recruit candidates who have 6+yrs post qualification experience. Background We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated real estate lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your real estate deal, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 240 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice. Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex multi-million pound development or arranging a quick sale of a single building, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it. We have an extensive track record advising on all aspects of multi-million pound developments throughout the UK.  We are able to field a cross-discipline team of lawyers who are a match for the scale and complexity of the work involved.  Our clients include major developers, funders, investors and local authorities. The Candidate Required The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.    The successful candidate will be 6+ years qualified in England & Wales with experience of commercial real estate transactions.    What will we offer you?   We are a market leading, dynamic and growing international team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients. You will be working with colleagues who are leading specialists in the real estate sector. We invest in our team and have a first class training and career development programme. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in communications and sourcing. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.   Key characteristics of the real estate senior associate we are looking for Technically excellent and with previous real estate experience of at least six years From private practice or have spent several years in private practice (with a City firm ideally) Experience of leading on and/or performing the second in command role on complex real estate projects Enthusiastic and a team player Self starter, commercially aware and client focused Enthusiastic regarding business development and with significant previous experience of a wide range of BD activities Experience of supervising more junior lawyers and trainees within the team Strong academic background, excellent communication and organisational skills The Opportunity The very best transactional real estate work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.