Field Fisher

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1000 people working across 16 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Birmingham, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Field Fisher Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Employment Location: Birmingham The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham. The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount. The Team We are a national team of 25 lawyers covering Employment, Pension and Immigration. We have a collaborative and collegiate culture, our client base is international and we are known to provide solutions to complex issues facing employers in the private sector. The Team is supported by pensions, tax and HR consultants. We act for a broad spectrum of respondent clients including international corporates across a variety of sectors. You can expect to manage your own caseload and to lead on larger, more complex matters. There are also many opportunities to take part in business development initiatives with new and existing clients. This role will be based in our Birmingham office with some travel to London and Manchester. Responsibilities Proactively manage own matters Lead on larger transactions and cases Communicate effectively with clients Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations. Key Skills & Experience Experienced qualified lawyer from a top rated Employment practice and with a keen interest in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Strong academic record and intellectual capability. Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client. An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems. A confident and professional manner.
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors including Real Estate, Energy, Financial Services, Government & Public Services, Hotels & Leisure, Life Sciences, Media, Telecoms and Technology. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers working with large businesses like the BBC, Pearson, Citigroup and Accenture, with government and the public sector, and also with private wealth and social enterprises as trusted advisers, providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of their needs. We operate across our international offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Paris, London, Munich, Manchester, Palo Alto and Shanghai. The firm's revenue for 2014/15 was £113 million. The Team The Corporate Group acts for a wide range of clients in all industry sectors ranging from multinational companies and government enterprises to entrepreneurs. Due to continued Firm growth we are looking to recruit a talented corporate solicitor to join this market leading team. Responsibilities Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work is likely to include: M&A and transactional work for UK, European and US clients Experience with foreign investment and technology clients Joint ventures – UK and international Venture, development and early stage capital raisings for private companies (NB: there may also be the opportunity to gain some public company / capital markets experience although the group has a specialist ECM team) Some private equity work for UK clients Establishment of UK operations for overseas clients Drafting, especially of sale and purchase agreements, joint venture, subscription and shareholder agreements General corporate work Key Skills & Experience The successful candidate will be a qualified mid-level lawyer with 3-5 years' post qualification experience at a City law firm which is recognised for its corporate practice in some or all of the above areas of work. In addition, the successful candidate will have: Familiarity with the requirements of overseas clients, particularly those located in the US and across the Asia Pac region. Demonstrate M&A / private equity / venture capital and joint venture experience, particularly across various technology sub-sectors and a range of clients from start-ups to established multinational bluechips. Minimum of a 2.1 (or equivalent) degree Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience, ideally gained in the UK Client facing experience, gained partially through client secondment(s) Proven project and time management skills A confident and professional manner Excellent communication skills   Salary Range                £80,000 - £95,000 per annum Location                        London, UK Posting Date                8 November 2017 Closing Date                 5 December 2017  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Oct 13, 2017
Contract
Term: Temporary Duration: 6 months Department: Derivatives & Structured Finance Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham. The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount. The Team We are looking for three Paralegals to assist the team on a very wide range of finance work, derivatives, structured finance, private banking work and infrastructure projects. Responsibilities initial reviews on a range of derivatives documentation document management project management liaising with clients on a regular basis Key Skills & Experience strong academics, LPC desirable previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous excellent organisational skills good attention to detail and ability to work methodically under pressure strong excel skills good written and oral communication skills.
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Real Estate Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham. The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount. The Team Our team comprises lawyers with experience in property finance, real estate transactions, litigation and tax and is able to provide a seamless service, addressing the complications of both small and large lending transactions seen in real estate. In addition to the more conventional real estate finance work, we work closely with our Funds Group in the structuring and setting up of property funds, and their funding of real estate investments. We also work closely with our Structured Finance and Securitisation Group. We have experience in the finance of all types of real estate assets ranging from major office, retail and residential developments through institutionally owned properties to trophy residential properties. We are keen to appoint an experienced commercial property lawyer to join our team based in London who will work closely with our partners . Responsibilities Our clients include several large private lenders and you would be expected to cover the following work:   Buying and selling commercial properties, working on property developments, granting and taking leases, dealing with options on land and generally dealing with matters incidental to the foregoing Acting in connection with the property due diligence required in taking property security and including either reporting on a certificate of title or report on title being provided to the lender or undertaking our own report on title. In connection with certain lenders, preparing the relevant security package and putting that in place with accompanying board minutes etc. Reviewing on simpler transactions the form of facility letter or loan agreement and in connection with more complex and sophisticated facility agreements, commenting on any property led points. Reviewing security packages already in place in the context of a possible purchase of the underlying loans by an investment fund and then acting on complex issues in the context of selling either through a receiver, administrator or by a mortgagee and overcoming and creating solutions to issues which often arise in relation to such sales. Acting for receivers and administrators on the sale of property assets following enforcement by a mortgagee. Key Skills & Experience Qualified lawyer with proven experience from a well-respected Real Estate practice Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience of commercial property and real estate finance is essential Good team management skills Excellent client management skills Strong interpersonal skills and sound time/case management skills Strong academic record  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Sep 19, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Financial Services Regulation Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham. The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount. The Team The Financial Regulatory offering at Fieldfisher currently sits within the Financial Markets and Products Business Unit.  The Firm has recently recruited a markets regulatory partner, sitting alongside the  practice and intends to broaden this out into a self-standing Financial Regulatory practice that would not only provide transactional support, working closely with Corporate, DSF, Banking, Capital Markets and other practice groups, but also attract its own clients and mandates.  The practice would also maintain a strong focus on financial markets regulation that encompasses areas covered by EMIR, BRRD, CRR, SFTR, MAR among others but covers all other aspects of principally wholesale markets and sell-side areas. The role would also provide additional regulatory support to the Funds practice. Clients would come from the broad spectrum of financial institutions including investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, payment service providers, financial market infrastructure and others. Responsibilities Proactively manage own matters Support the partners and senior associates on larger transactions High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations. Key Skills & Experience NQ or recently qualified solicitor from a top rated finance practice Completed seats in Corporate and Finance during the training contract and gained solid exposure to financial regulation Strong academic record, (minimum 2.1 at undergraduate) and intellectual capability. Excellent communication skills Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client. An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems. A confident and professional manner. Posting Date: 17/08/2017 Closing Date: 13/09/2017 Salary: £63,000  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Sep 18, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Human Resources Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.  We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley.  In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham. The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount The Team The HR Director is responsible for our forward thinking HR team of 19 (providing support on all aspects of HR for the firm).  The team is made up of three sub-teams: HR Operations (Business Partners, Diversity & Inclusion, Reward and Systems), People and Organisational Development and Recruitment and is spread across two locations (London and Manchester).  The HR Director is a trusted advisor within the senior management team.  You will report to our Managing Partner. We are looking for a forward thinking HR Director to join the firm as we proceed through an exciting period of growth. Responsibilities Leadership, management and service delivery of the HR Function, comprising HR Operations and Reward, People and Organisational Development, Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion. In addition, Legal Support/Secretarial Services. Lead on Partner engagement, headhunting strategy, onboarding, partner well-being and succession planning Development of the HR Strategy and delivery of the HR business plan ensuring both are aligned to the new strategy and support the needs of the firm. Responsible for providing HR support for the partner population, including recruitment, remuneration, performance and the promotion process. Drive innovation in all aspects of advice and service delivery, taking into account best practice and competitor solutions Work with the Managing Partner and the Head of UK HR to ensure that Business Managers and Business Services Directors are actively managing their human resources/optimising their leverage as effectively as possible (to include right-sizing, re-shaping and pro-actively tackling all people-related issues). Drive the firm as an employer of choice internally and externally. Key Skills & Experience Proven experience of managing an HR function within professional services or a law firm environment with a broad span of control Ability to inspire those that they lead An excellent strategic approach to your work, but engaged with a hands on approach Ability to challenge and support senior management in key decisions Proven track record of delivering a people strategy in line with firm objectives Ability to build relationships and trust and influence key stakeholders Proven track record of innovation and thought leadership. Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Derivatives Group Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team We are looking for a talented junior to mid-level English law-qualified lawyer to work in our highly-regarded Derivatives practice. The Derivatives practice at Fieldfisher has been a market-leading practice for 25 years. We are highly ranked in all the leading directories (Legal 500, Chambers, IFLR, etc.) and our team has been described as providing 'faster, more tailored advice than many competitors' and as 'sensible, approachable and commercial'. The team services an impressive client base that includes global and second tier investment banks, commercial banks, brokers, asset managers and wholesale markets service providers. The team (which includes 4 partners) advises on derivatives and securities financing transactions and documentation, including drafting bespoke netting and collateral agreements, negotiating master agreements (such as ISDA Master Agreements, GMRAs and GMSLAs), drafting both structured and vanilla transaction documentation, providing guidance on new regulations, legal opinions and advising on closing out and unwinding transactions. The team is part of the Financial Markets & Products Group and works closely with the Structured Finance team (comprising a further 6 partners) with whom resources are shared. Whilst this role is primarily to support the Derivatives practice, experience of, and interest in, structured finance as well as other financial transactions is helpful.The young and ambitious team is growing quickly and are looking for a lawyer to help with the on-going development of the practice. This is a challenging role that would suit an ambitious individual. Responsibilities Proactively manage own matters Support the partners and senior lawyers on larger transactions High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients. Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations. Key Skills & Experience relevant experience and with a keen interest in derivatives. Minimum of a 2.1 from a highly regarded university Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems A confident and professional manner strong communication skills. Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.  
Field Fisher Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2017
Contract
Term: Contract Duration: 1 year Department: Debt Recovery Location: Manchester The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team We are currently looking for a Junior Paralegal to assist our Debt Recovery team. Responsibilities day-to-day administrative duties drafting documents transaction management searches legal research tasks proof reading documents assisting with billing matters data input case management Key Skills & Experience strong academic record excellent research and analytical skills good attention to detail and ability to work methodically strong organisational/ time management skills reliable and professional good written and oral communication skills adaptable and proactive Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2017
Contract
Term: Contract Duration: 1 year Department: Personal Injury Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team We require a Paralegal to join our highly regarded Personal Injury team. As part of the role you will be required to demonstrate excellent and sound file management responsibilities being responsible for ensuring that our files are in good order including all legal litigation documents as well as medical records paginating as appropriate. Responsibilities Liaising with clients and handling matters with appropriate sensitivity Witness interviewing and investigation Attending case conferences with counsel and expert witnesses Writing case reports as well as day-to-day correspondence Document control – maintaining accurate records and files Thorough preparation of documentation/cases to trial Evidence gathering Research Key Skills & Experience Strong academics and/or proven relevant medical background Previous experience as a Paralegal in Personal Injury or Medical Negligence is essential Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements  
Field Fisher Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Corporate Location: Manchester The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team The corporate practice represents a wide range of international clients in a variety of industries ranging from food to high tech, media, telecoms, construction and engineering.  The practice focuses on transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs, joint ventures and has developed a specialism for advising clients in the retail and travel sectors. We are seeking to recruit a talented corporate solicitor to join this market leading team. Responsibilities Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work will include: Mergers and acquisitions Establishment of UK operations for overseas clients Drafting, especially of sale and purchase agreements, subscription and shareholder agreements Group structuring and restructuring Joint ventures General corporate work Key Skills & Experience   Qualified lawyer with experience in Corporate M&A Proven project and time management skills A confident and professional manner  
Field Fisher london
Aug 23, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Commercial IP Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team Our life sciences and healthcare team, with members across our European offices provides a broad range of legal assistance to medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as to regulators and to telehealth, e-/ m-health and care providers.  Our life sciences team is represented in all of the countries in which we operate.  We work with our network of specialist lawyers in other EU countries and provide a commercial, solutions based service helping medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to compliantly get their products onto markets across Europe. Many members of the life sciences team teach on the Cambridge University Masters of Bioscience Entrepreneurship (MBE) course, helping students intending to enter the biotech industry to understand the potential legal issues in developing a business in this sector. We are seeking a talented lawyer to join this growing and forward thinking team. Responsibilities You will be advising clients in the life sciences sector on regulatory, compliance and commercial matters, including complex IP licensing transactions. The transactional element of the life sciences practice involves licences of intellectual property rights (patents and know-how), other commercial agreements such as distribution, manufacturing, clinical trial and a whole host of other specialist agreements so you will be expected to have strong drafting skills and the ability to work autonomously. The regulatory part of this role involves work on advertising and promotion of devices and drugs (including anti-corruption elements), as well as the regulation of their authorisations and of clinical trials.  This work will involve advising the clients on issues and solutions to achieve their commercial goals and also dealing with regulators where there is disagreement so strong client management skills are essential. Key Skills & Experience Qualified lawyer with strong relevant experience A highly motivated individual who enjoys working in a dynamic environment for high profile clients The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and initiative is required A strong focus on team work and collaboration Ability to supervise work of less experienced team members Excellent academic record Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
Corporate Associate (no agencies) [Forward to a friend] Term: Permanent Department: Corporate Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team The Corporate Group acts for a wide range of clients in all industry sectors ranging from multinational companies and government enterprises to entrepreneurs. Due to continued Firm growth we are looking to recruit a talented corporate solicitor to join this market leading team. Responsibilities Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work will include: M&A work for UK, European, Japanese and US clients Establishment of UK operations for overseas clients Drafting, especially of sale and purchase agreements, subscription and shareholder agreements Group structuring and restructuring Joint ventures General corporate work. Key Skills & Experience Experienced qualified lawyer. Corporate M&A experience. Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience Proven project and time management skills A confident and professional manner Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Aug 07, 2017
Full time
Restructuring Senior Associate (no agencies) Term: Permanent Department: Dispute Resolution Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team We act for insolvency practitioners, various categories of financier, distressed companies and their directors.  We cover the full range of insolvency work, from purchases and sales in trading insolvencies to multinational multimillion pound frauds. We also advise distressed debt purchasers on the implementation of their varied realisation strategies The restructuring and insolvency team is a growing part of the firm, with four partners actively engaged in the sector.  Due to an active desire to grow our presence in the market and the existing work load, we are looking for a senior associate/legal director with a strong background in contentious and non-contentious insolvency to join the team.  As well as becoming an integral part of work delivery, we would expect this candidate to actively market to their own and the firm's client base. Responsibilities Proactively manage own files and support existing caseloads Manage a team of juniors in the appointment of office-holders and selling businesses/assets Advise upon and manage insolvency litigation Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity Responsibility and management of an existing caseload of  wip and billing Key Skills & Experience Qualified lawyer with proven English law experience in insolvency law. A proven ability to build relationships with the client Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care Excellent case management skills Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Aug 07, 2017
Full time
Banking Associate: Energy, Commodities and Projects   Term: Permanent Department: Financial Markets and Products Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team In our Financial Markets and Products group our banking lawyers provide expert advice on a wide variety of international and domestic banking and finance transactions, including acquisition finance, asset finance, funds finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance and receivables and asset based lending. We have been active in the energy and natural resources sector for over 50 years.  Our banking clients range from global investment banks, international and domestic banks, asset managers, investment funds (retail, institutional and alternative), private equity sponsors, other financial institutions, industry bodies, sovereign entities, corporate end-users and ultra-high net worth individuals and our energy clients include national oil companies, the super-majors, and financial institutions, to small and mid-sized operators. We are looking for a talented experienced lawyer in English law to work in our highly-regarded banking practice covering a broad range of energy, commodity and project finance work. Responsibilities Proactively manage matters Support the partners and senior lawyers on larger transactions High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations Key Skills & Experience Relevant experience as a banking lawyer Keen interest in or desire to develop and focus on energy and/or commodity finance (particularly oil & gas, mining and/or renewables) Strong academic record Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client Experience and a keen interest in marketing and business development An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems A confident and professional manner strong communication skills
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Aug 07, 2017
Full time
Capital Markets / Corporate Lawyer (no agencies)   Term: Permanent Department: Corporate Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team The Corporate Group represent a wide range of clients in all industry sectors ranging from multinational companies and government enterprises to entrepreneurs. They have a wide range of international clients in a variety of industries ranging from food to high tech, media, telecoms, construction and engineering.  They have also represented many offshore structures on the sale and acquisition of assets and businesses in the UK. They have a strong reputation for equity capital markets (ECM) work (Ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets: AIM) and act for a large majority of the AIM nomads and brokers. We are seeking to recruit a talented corporate solicitor with good ECM experience to join this market leading team. Responsibilities Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work will include: ECM work (AIM and Main Market) for UK and international issuers, nomads, investment banks and brokers Public M&A (Takeover Code) work for the above Private M&A work for UK, European, Japanese and US clients Group structuring and restructuring Joint ventures General corporate work. Key Skills & Experience Qualified lawyer with proven experience in AIM, Main Market and Takeover Code transactions. Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience Proven project and time management skills A confident and professional manner Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role
Field Fisher Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 07, 2017
Full time
Real Estate Development Lawyer (no agencies)   Term: Permanent Department: Real Estate Location: Birmingham The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team The Real Estate team in Birmingham advise on and project manage some of the UK’s most significant regeneration and redevelopment schemes, working for a range of leading residential and commercial developers and investors, landowners and occupiers.. The world renowned Cambridge Biomedical Campus is a typical example of the projects they are involved in. Acting from the outset taking Options and investigation title, advising though out the process of securing planning permission, granting leases to occupiers, negotiating the build contracts and funding the build,  ultimately selling the investment – the full development life cycle. Responsibilities Assisting partners with all aspects of real estate development transactions. Acquisitions of land by way of option, conditional and unconditional contract and completion of development agreements. The management of individual properties and property portfolios, including the granting of leases and licences, lease renewals and rent reviews for a range of good quality investors Acting on new lettings to tenants including agreements for lease with works for retail tenants. Assisting on large scale portfolio transactions including dealing with certificates of title; High levels of client contact and client liaison responsibilities; Assisting on due diligence for for financing and Corporate transactions. Key Skills & Experience Qualified lawyer with good experience in real estate acquisitions, disposals and L&T. Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience and client management skills Good knowledge of English Land Law and Landlord and Tenant law. Previous experience of acting for developer or investor clients would be an advantage Strong interpersonal skills and sound time/case management skills Strong academic record. Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Real Estate Property Finance Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team In our Financial Markets and Products group our banking lawyers provide expert advice on a wide variety of international and domestic banking and finance transactions, including acquisition finance, asset finance,  funds finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance and receivables and asset based lending. We have many years of experience in advising global investment banks, international and domestic banks, asset managers, investment funds (retail, institutional and alternative), private equity sponsors, other financial institutions, industry bodies, sovereign entities, corporate end-users and ultra-high net worth individuals. We are looking for a talented experienced lawyer in English law to work in our highly-regarded banking practice, with a particular focus on real estate finance, acting primarily for lenders, but also for borrowers.  Whilst focussing on real estate finance, the candidate will also need to provide support on other banking transactions. Responsibilities Proactively manage own matters Support the partners and senior lawyers on larger transactions High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations Key Skills & Experience Relevant experience and a keen interest in banking law. Strong academic record Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems A confident and professional manner strong communication skills.
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Jul 10, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Financial Markets and Products Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team In our Financial Markets and Products group our banking lawyers provide expert advice on a wide variety of international and domestic banking and finance transactions, including acquisition finance, asset finance,  funds finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance and receivables and asset based lending. We have many years of experience in advising global investment banks, international and domestic banks, asset managers, investment funds (retail, institutional and alternative), private equity sponsors, other financial institutions, industry bodies, sovereign entities, corporate end-users and ultra-high net worth individuals. We are looking for a talented experienced lawyer in English law to work in our highly-regarded banking practice. Responsibilities Proactively manage own matters Support the partners and senior lawyers on larger transactions High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations Key Skills & Experience Relevant experience and a keen interest in banking law. Strong academic record Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems A confident and professional manner strong communication skills  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Jul 03, 2017
Full time
Term: Permanent Department: Dispute Resolution Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team Our international team has experience at all levels of national courts, in institutional and ad hoc arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. We were founding members of CEDR, the foremost mediation institution in the UK. Our clients range from high net worth individuals, to corporates and governments. Our business is international like our clients. We regularly work in cross-border teams to deliver results in jurisdictions around the globe. We have teams of litigation and arbitration experts within the firm specialising in financial services regulatory, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, public and regulatory, real estate, tax and technology disputes. We have been ranked in Legal 500 UK 2016 for Commercial Litigation. The Dispute Resolution team in London consists of 14 partners, 23 other lawyers in addition to paralegals and trainees. We operate as one team across London, Birmingham and Manchester in the UK as well as internationally across our global offices. The team work simultaneously on a large number of cases at any one time. Our practice includes the following principal areas: ADR, Arbitration, Aviation and travel disputes, Banking and finance disputes, Commercial disputes, Construction disputes, Corporate recovery and insolvency, Corporate risk management, Defamation, Fraud and international asset tracing, Health and safety litigation, Insurance and re-insurance, Judicial Review, Professional negligence, Public sector disputes, Shareholders’ disputes, and Technical disputes. Responsibilities Proactively manage own files and support existing caseloads Preparing thorough documentation required in the preparation of cases to trial Liaising with counsel/experts Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity Responsibility and management of an existing caseload Key Skills & Experience Qualified lawyer with proven English High Court commercial litigation experience and a familiarity with the procedural process of English Courts. Business level Russian language skills Legal experience in Arbitration is desirable. An ability to build relationships with the client, family, witnesses, counsel and experts Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care Excellent case management skills Strong academics essential  
Field Fisher London, United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2017
Contract
Term: Contract Duration: 1 year Department: Technology Outsourcing and Privacy Location: London The Firm Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments. Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget. We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley. The Team Fieldfisher's Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy team is one of the largest and most specialised European privacy and technology teams, with a truly global outlook. We are a truly specialist, market-leading team with international coverage and unique expertise gained over years of advising on business-critical global privacy and data protection projects and technology work. We assist and advise both multinational organisations and start-up companies on all aspects of data protection compliance (international data transfers, data breach management, privacy policies, etc.) Our clients come from within the multinationals in FMCG businesses; cloud and IT service providers, professional services firms as well as the UK government and the health and charitable sectors. We help companies with the regulatory aspects of doing business online (e-commerce, apps, cookies, direct marketing, etc.), as well as with the drafting and negotiation of complex IT and outsourcing agreements. Responsibilities We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join the Privacy team of our Technology, Outsourcing & Privacy practice in London (with proven and extensive experience of international data privacy and/or security matters). You will be working on a whole range of privacy and data protection matters, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, international data transfers, data security breaches, direct marketing and ePrivacy. In addition, you may also be required to assist clients on general technology-related matters, such as e-commerce and outsourcing agreements. You will be working closely with colleagues in our European and Silicon Valley offices. Key Skills & Experience The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria: A qualified lawyer with proven and extensive experience in international Privacy Law. Excellent academic history. Technically very competent but also able to apply the law in a commercial and pragmatic way to achieve our clients' objectives. An ability to work independently and manage large projects with minimal partner supervision. Experience and a keen interest in marketing and business development. A confident and professional manner. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Good attention to detail with the ability to summarise complex legal issues in plain language; Dual-qualification and additional language fluency is desirable but not essential.