Dentons

Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons’ clients now benefit from more than 7,300 lawyers and professionals in more than 140 locations serving 50-plus countries. With a legacy of legal experience that dates back to 1742, the firm serves the local, regional and global needs of private and public clients.
In 2015 the firm announced the launch of Nextlaw Labs, a global innovation platform focused on developing, deploying and investing in new technologies to transform the practice of law (www.nextlawlabs.com).

Dentons Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
PQE:  6 years + Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full - time Reports to:  Partner Number of reports:   None Practice group:  Private Client & Charities Location:  Glasgow or Edinburgh The department The Private Client & Charities Practice Group deals with a wide variety of core Private Client work including Trust Administration, Succession Planning, Executry Administration (including complex and contentious executries), Charity Law and Wills/Powers of Attorney. Purpose of role An opportunity has arisen for an Associate in our Glasgow/Edinburgh office, although Glasgow would be the preferred location. Those wishing to be based out of our Edinburgh office will be required to spend three days in the Glasgow office. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a highly productive environment where individuals gain exposure to high quality work and opportunities to develop. The role will involve carrying out a wide range of core private client work, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Executry Administration, Trust Administration, charity law and estate planning. Responsibilities Candidates should have a proven ability within Private Client, to work effectively both individually and as part of a dynamic team. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, along with the ability to work to tight deadlines within a commercially driven environment. The successful candidate would be expected to run their own case load under the supervision of a Partner. Required experience, skills and attributes The STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates would be preferable but is not essential. This is an excellent opportunity to join a first class team within a progressive firm where individuals can grow and develop their careers. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Jan 22, 2018
Full time
PQE: 2-4 Term: Permanent Reports to: Partner Practice group: Employment and Labor Location: London The department Dentons’ Global Employment and Labor Group includes over 400 lawyers, spread across our offices, who regularly represent management in connection with employment and benefits related litigation, corporate and governmental investigations, executive compensation and counseling projects. With our global presence and contacts, we are one of only a few firms that can provide multinational businesses with a coordinated solution to all their employment and benefits needs throughout the world. Our employment and labor lawyers are known for their creative, business-savvy counseling skills and, when necessary, their results-driven, highly successful litigation practice. Dentons represents local and multinational businesses with respect to the full range of workforce-related issues and matters. The global reach, consistent high quality, and efficiency of our Global Employment and Labor Group make Dentons uniquely qualified to provide both local and multi-national businesses with a comprehensive and effective employment and labor solution. Purpose of role We now have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Associate to join our growing practice in London. You can expect a broad mix of work ranging from HR advisory, litigation in both employment tribunal and high court litigation, M&A and outsourcing. You will also work on large global projects with other Associates across the Dentons network. You will maintain client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the practice. The Dentons platform provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to progress their career and be part of a growing practice and we are looking for people who are excited by the opportunity to contribute to that growth, whilst developing their expertise. The UK employment practice consists of 36 lawyers working as one team across London, Milton Keynes, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We work with an interesting variety of clients across all sectors, with specific expertise in financial services institutions, retail and transport. The role would be ideal for a 2-4 year pqe lawyer, however we would consider candidates above this. Responsibilities You will be expected to get involved in a broad rage of matters as part of a team and to also work independently on a variety of transactions across a range of sectors Build and maintain client relationships Contribute to business development Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalentExtensive knowledge of employment law and experience in advising large businesses on a mixture of contentious and non contentious  employment related matters Ability to work with a degree of independence Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability Personal attributes Is dedicated to exceptional client service Excellent business development ability Demonstrates commercial awareness Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Closing date:  01/11/2017  PQE:  4-6 years  Term:  Permanent   Working hours:  Full-time    Practice group:  Technology,Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Location:  London   The department Succeeding in today’s technology industry requires a deep understanding of the sector and a keen knowledge of the business issues driving change. Rely on Dentons' Technology lawyers in the UK for extensive legal capabilities and experience developed through decades working with a wide range of participants in the sector—from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Among our lawyers are computer programmers and legal counsel who have worked for leading technology companies. Having worked at the cutting edge of sourcing and technology work for many years, our UK-based strategic sourcing practice comprises not only authoritative lawyers in the field, but also thought leaders. Turn to us for support in structuring and negotiating sourcing solutions that will meet your business objectives. Obtain strategic counsel that delivers cost savings and transformational benefits for your organisation. World-leading corporations and government entities have turned to us for advice over the years, and we have worked on many of the largest and most innovative sourcing deals across an array of industry sectors. Tap into Dentons' deep know-how when it comes to technology projects in the areas of media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more. Purpose of role We have an opportunity for an experienced Privacy and Data Protection Associate to join our highly-ranked Privacy and Cyber Security group in London. Candidates will ideally have 4 to 6 years' pqe but we will consider applications from candidates outside this range with suitable skills and knowledge. The group is ranked "Band 1", with directory-ranked partners and has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally. A determination to deliver a high quality focused product to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships. Responsibilities Drafting, reviewing and amending a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation Advising clients on a variety of Privacy and Data Protection matters Supporting clients on global projects, including: Managing large GDPR projects Understanding of DP laws outside the UK Data transfers BCRs and Model Contracts Projects Managing local lawyers Contribute to BD and marketing activities Coach and mentor junior members of the team Provide thought leadership and raise the profiles of the firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes Experience, Skills & Knowledge Substantial experience of advising clients on a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation and legal matters Substantial experience of working within a top-tier City firm Strong academics and ideally qualified in English law Experience gained in house within an industry leading organisation would be beneficial EU Regulatory framework Cyber risk and data breach/dealing with the DPAs Data transfers Data localisation Adtech, consumer data exploitation and strategy Internet of Things and connected devices DSAR and Individual Rights DP Audits and risk assessments Direct Marketing HR data compliance ICO /WP29 Guidance and case law Information Security Competencies Proven track record of marketing and business development Experienced in writing articles and speaking at conferences Active involvement in industry groups Strong client facing skills The salary for this role is competitive.
Dentons Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Edinburgh, Glasgow posted on November 24, 2017   PQE:  6 years +  Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Reprots to:  Partner Number of reports:  None Practice group:  Private Client & Charities Location: Glasgow/Edinburgh The department The Private Client & Charities Practice Group deals with a wide variety of core Private Client work including Trust Administration, Succession Planning, Executry Administration (including complex and contentious executries), Charity Law and Wills/Powers of Attorney. Purpose of role An opportunity has arisen for an Associate in our Glasgow/Edinburgh office, although Glasgow would be the preferred location. Those wishing to be based out of our Edinburgh office will be required to spend three days in the Glasgow office. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a highly productive environment where individuals gain exposure to high quality work and opportunities to develop. The role will involve carrying out a wide range of core private client work, including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Executry Administration, Trust Administration, charity law and estate planning. Responsibilities Candidates should have a proven ability within Private Client, to work effectively both individually and as part of a dynamic team. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, along with the ability to work to tight deadlines within a commercially driven environment. The successful candidate would be expected to run their own case load under the supervision of a Partner. Required experience, skills and attributes The STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates would be preferable but is not essential. This is an excellent opportunity to join a first class team within a progressive firm where individuals can grow and develop their careers. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy. Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.
Dentons Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Edinburgh posted on November 24, 2017   PQE:  1 year + Term:   Permanent Working hours:   Full-time Reports to :  Partner Number of reports:  0 Practice group:   Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance (EIPF) Location:   Edinburgh The department Energy Dentons is the largest energy practice in the world according to industry ranking by Law360 and is the UK law firm most consistently ranked in Tier 1 in Chambers and the Legal 500 for Energy since records began over 15 years ago. We pride ourselves on understanding the energy industry, and realising the opportunities within traditional sectors as well as new technologies. Upstream or downstream, from exploration and generation to marketing and retail, Dentons provide innovative advice and insight from a global perspective. We help equip businesses with effective solutions across the energy sector, from transactional and regulatory advice to political guidance and dispute resolution. Infrastructure and Project Finance Our Infrastructure practice is one of the largest and most experienced of any international law firm. It combines a deep and current legal expertise with sophisticated marketplace knowledge and industry expertise. We regularly act for project companies, developers, banks, investors, multilateral agencies, contractors, governments and other public sector bodies. We are active in all infrastructure sectors across the globe, and regularly act on rail, airports, health, education, roads, bridges and tunnels, prisons, public buildings, housing, water, wastewater, waste, defence and information technology projects. Purpose of role To work on a wide range of both UK and EMEA transactions advising on primary and secondary projects for both sponsors and funders across a number of sectors including Education, Health, Energy, Transport and general Infrastructure. The role will primarily focus on the commercial aspects of primary and secondary projects but will also involve providing elements of corporate, financial services, banking, construction, commercial, regulatory and general transactional advice. The role will provide outstanding experience in drafting and negotiating project/finance documentation. Required experience, skills and attributes Core Skills and Knowledge: 0-4 years PQE Experience of working with ETI team on transactions (not essential) Excellent project management skills Capable of working effectively within a large team Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Technically outstanding and commercially focused Ability to demonstrate a desire to be involved in the on-going development of the practice  Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy. Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Nov 06, 2017
Full time
PQE:  2-4  Term:  Permanent   Working hours:  Full-time    Reports to:  Partners   Number of reports:   None   Practice group:  Real Estate Location:  London   The department No matter where our clients are in today’s competitive real estate market, advice with a global perspective is indispensable. Our clients need a team by their side to navigate this rapidly changing legal environment that’s often complicated by multijurisdictional issues. Whether they are an investor, lender, developer, landowner or tenant, a buyer or seller of real estate, they know the challenges of this market—and want experienced counsel from people who understand all their real estate needs. At Dentons, we bring strong, established local, regional and global experience and know-how to help our clients succeed in all their real estate ventures and projects. With over 500 real estate lawyers and our commitment to an integrated approach, we give clients the comfort of a global presence with a deep understanding of the local real estate terrain. Because opportunities don’t wait, we anticipate trends and react with speed and certainty on client's behalf, collaborating with them every step of the way. Whether our clients need expertise in real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction, or investment, or they need the services of astute counsel to resolve a real estate dispute, our team of committed, respected professionals across the globe is keen to help our clients succeed. Where their needs extend beyond real estate, Dentons offers a panoply of legal expertise and services worldwide in all business-related areas, including: insolvency and debt restructuring, environmental and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, taxation, and cross-border matters, to name but a few. Purpose of role We now have an opportunity for an Associate to join the Real Estate team. The role would suit a 2-4 years + PQE lawyer however we will consider applicants outside of this. The team advise clients on a wide variety of high profile domestic and international real estate investment, development and finance transactions. This includes acting for clearing banks and other lenders , investors, hoteliers, funds and insolvency practitioners on major financings, real estate disposals/acquisitions, landlord and tenant and restructuring/insolvency transactions. You will undertake a broad and varied range of real estate work and play a fundamental role in business development and within dedicated client service teams. Responsibilities Assisting on real estate finance, investment based disposals and acquisitions (including corporate share acquisitions), development and restructuring and insolvency transactions Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial real estate documents, including sale/purchase contracts, development agreements, agreements for lease andleases Drafting, reviewing and negotiating security documentation and ancillary property documentation on real estate finance transactions Liaising with our tax, planning, construction, employment, corporate and banking teams as appropriate Dealing with the usual real estate due diligence requirements such as the preparation/reviewof certificates/reports of title and summary report Active participation in business development activities and willingness to instigate own initiatives with support as required Required experience, skills and attributes We expect the successful candidate to have experience and skills in many of the following: Experience and understanding of the fundamentals of real estate finance transactions, from both the lender and borrower side. Experience of real estate investments and development transactions. Private practice experience of managing own case load and clients is essential. Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines. Able to interact positively at all levels and be a good team player. Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy. Hardworking and enthusiastic approach to work. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy. Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
Full time
PQE:  3 years + Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Practice group:  Banking and Finance Location  London The department Our Debt Capital Markets (DCM) team is looking for an associate to support international debt capital markets transactions. Ideally, the candidate will have significant experience within the debt capital markets team of an international law firm, working for underwriters and issuers in connection with international bond issues. We frequently advise issuers in emerging markets transactions (including financial institution issuers and sovereigns, as well as corporates) and are increasingly working for lead managers. Our DCM team is part of a wider capital market group which also covers structured finance, securitisation and derivatives. This role would be ideal for an ambitious Associate with at least 3 years + PQE. Responsibilities Drafting, reviewing and negotiating standard bond documentation Drafting prospectuses for issuers across a range of industry sectors and jurisdictions Taking a lead role in managing transactions, working directly with clients and other transaction parties Managing and working with junior team members of the team Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills A strong academic background DCM experience and legal expertise gained within a top-tier leading city firm including: Acting for underwriters on international DCM transactions and with a strong understanding oftheir key concerns Drafting and negotiating standard DCM transaction documents Acting for issuers and with strong disclosure drafting skills across a range of industry sectors and markets (including, in particular, emerging market issuers) Detailed knowledge of listing rules, disclosure requirements and disclosure liability Experience of both Regulation S and Rule 144A transactions Experience of a range of different transaction structures (including stand-alone bonds, medium term note programmes, liability management transactions) Experience of the following would be helpful but is not an absolute requirement: Liability management transactions Sukuk transactions Equity-linked bonds and Equity Capital Markets transactions The candidate will be keen to work on a range of different transaction structures - for example, sukuk and potentially equity capital markets transactions - and different industry participants. Personal attributes Proactive attitude Is dedicated to exceptional client service Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus Strong financial and business awareness Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development
Dentons Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
PQE: 5 years + Term: Permanent Working hours: 4-5 days per week Practice group: Employment & Pensions Location: Milton Keynes The department Dentons’ Global Employment and Labor Group includes over 400 lawyers, spread across our offices, who represent management in connection with employment and benefits related litigation, corporate and governmental investigations, executive compensation and counseling projects. With our global presence and contacts, we are one of only a few firms that can provide multinational businesses with a coordinated solution to all their employment and benefits needs throughout the world. We now have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our growing practice in Milton Keynes. This role would be ideal for an ambitious 5 year + pqe Associate. Purpose of role The role has a strong transactional focus (both M & A and TUPE), although there will also be a mix of other work including employment tribunal litigation and general advisory matters. You will also work on large global projects with other employment teams across the Dentons network. You will maintain client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the practice. The Dentons platform provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to progress their career and be part of a growing practice and we are looking for people who are excited by the opportunity to contribute to that growth, whilst developing their expertise. The UK employment practice work as one team across London and Milton Keynes. We work with an interesting variety of clients across all sectors, including many household names. Responsibilities You will take a lead role on a variety of transactions across a range of sectors Build and maintain client relationships Contribute to business development and speak at conferences Coach, mentor and supervise more junior members of the team Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes Technical skills Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent Extensive knowledge of employment law and experiencing advising large businesses on all employment related matters Extensive experience of advising on TUPE in the context of both business transfers and service provision changes.This includes: advising on the application of TUPE, and negotiating and drafting complex TUPE provisions Ability to work with a significant degree of independence Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability Personal attributes Is dedicated to exceptional client service Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus Strong financial and business awareness Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrates good judgement and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development Language capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Sep 19, 2017
Full time
  Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time  Practice group:  Real Estate  Location:  Milton Keynes    The department  No matter where our clients are in today’s competitive real estate market, advice with a global perspective is indispensable. Our clients need a team by their side to navigate this rapidly changing legal environment that’s often complicated by multijurisdictional issues. Whether they are an investor, lender, developer, landowner or tenant, a buyer or seller of real estate, they know the challenges of this market—and want experienced counsel from people who understand all their real estate needs. At Dentons, we bring strong, established local, regional and global experience and know-how to help our clients succeed in all their real estate ventures and projects. With over 500 real estate lawyers and our commitment to an integrated approach, we give clients the comfort of a global presence with a deep understanding of the local real estate terrain. Because opportunities don’t wait, we anticipate trends and react with speed and certainty on client's behalf, collaborating with them every step of the way. Whether our clients need expertise in real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction, or investment, or they need the services of astute counsel to resolve a real estate dispute, our team of committed, respected professionals across the globe is keen to help our clients succeed. Where their needs extend beyond real estate, Dentons offers a panoply of legal expertise and services worldwide in all business-related areas, including: insolvency and debt restructuring, environmental and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, taxation, and cross-border matters, to name but a few. Purpose of role Our Property Litigation team is looking for an Associate with good experience of working on all types of property litigation and advisory matters, with strong experience in commercial landlord and tenant, and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 in particular, as well as real property, development issues (including overage and third party rights), insolvency and enforcement and high end residential. We work with major blue chip clients and undertake high quality work befitting of a global law firm. The team acts for many recognised names, including national retailers, landlords, banks, investors, developers, and significant public sector bodies. These clients expect excellent levels of advice and service. Responsibilities Mixed case load of property litigation matters, including significant work relating to the Landlords and Tenant Act 1954. Excellent levels of client contact and responsibility is offered from day one: Running own caseload and matters where appropriate Working with senior members of the team on larger matters Assisting large Real Estate practice in dealing with day to day issues Maintaining and developing client relationships Active participation in business development events and activities Required experience, skills and attributes Extensive working knowledge of the Landlord and Tenants Act 1954 Ideally, 3-4 PQE years' post qualification experience,however, we will consider all candidates with suitable skills and knowledge Knowledge and understanding of contentious and advisory work, obtained through work experience in a contentious environment Good academics with a minimum of 2:1 first degree. Experience of working to the highest standards, either in a City or top tier regional firm Experience of the civil litigation process Ability to monitor, manage, control and implement a heavy caseload with numerous deadlines Willingness to develop areas of expertise Excellent organisational and communication skills Enthusiasm for real estate litigation and the real estate industry Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2017
Full time
London posted on July 24, 2017   PQE:  5 years +  Term:  Permanent  Working hours:  Full time or 4 days per week  Practice group:  Banking & Finance  Location:  London  The department Banking and finance is at the heart of every economy, providing the means to help businesses expand and investors grow. Dentons’ Banking and Finance team operates at the industry’s forefront, working with innovative finance products across the world. Our integrated global team of Banking and Finance lawyers and professionals offers an expansive breadth of insight, helping our clients to structure and document transactions that help to provide financing to virtually every industry. Since Dentons represents both finance providers and users, our clients benefit from counsel that understands the needs and wants of each party. Whether it is a domestic bank in Hong Kong, a government development bank in Moscow, or banks in several other locations, our team understands our clients. Dentons’ extensive, deep sector-specific experience also ensures they are working with a team that’s fluent in our client's language and understands the local market. In fact, emerging jurisdictions often engage Dentons to assist in the development of banking and finance legislative frameworks. Purpose of role Dentons’ Banking and Finance Group is seeking an experienced transactional finance lawyer to join its existing professional support lawyer team in London. The role will combine general support for Dentons' 27 partner Banking and Finance practice in London, with a particular focus on supporting our general transactional banking group within it (primarily covering leveraged finance, real estate finance, fund finance, global lending and restructuring). The role will also involve support for other Dentons finance teams globally practising English law, for example in the Gulf and in continental Europe. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for building greater community connections between local professional support lawyers and knowledge management professionals at local, regional and global level. This role would suit a 5 year pqe transactional banking lawyer looking to transition in to an innovative, commercially focussed PSL role, or an experienced PSL. Responsibilities Precedents You will work with the other members of the Banking and Finance PSL team (and relevant partners) to maintain and expand the existing wide-ranging suite of transactional banking precedents. You will also be involved in using document automation to widen our precedent database and streamline production of deal documents. Current awareness and horizon scanning With others, you will help share information – both internally and with clients - about key legal developments affecting transactional banking and financial institutions more generally. Training You will contribute to our wide range of internal and client training programmes by organising, writing and delivering training sessions. There may be opportunity to present training sessions overseas, both to colleagues and to clients. Legal service delivery and innovation You will contribute to the team's drive to streamline our processes while ensuring we continue to deliver the best quality advice to our clients. This may involve participating or organising trials of technological products and using document automation tools to speed up document production. Transactional support As an integral part of our Banking and Finance Group, you can expect to regularly provide advice or act as a sounding board for transactional queries, ranging from basic questions from trainees to complex structuring queries from partners and other experiences lawyers. Additional Responsibilities Liaising with global, regional and local professional support lawyers, business development lawyers and knowledge management professionals serving other practice/industry groups, sharing best practices with them and learning from them. Identifying knowledge-related services which might be utilized to deepen the Banking & Finance Group’s relationships with key clients as part of the firm's overall client relationship management efforts. Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills Strong academic credentials English law qualified solicitor with current practising certificate At least 5 years PQE experience in transactional banking gained in a top tier firm environment and ideally across a range of practice areas, with experience of working for both lenders and borrowers Excellent technical skills, with a strong grounding in the fundamentals of English contract, guarantee and security law, and an ability to apply those fundamentals practically and commercially Good understanding and familiarity with the most common types of legal documents arising in banking transactions, including LMA-based facility agreements, intercreditor agreements, security documents and legal opinions Strong legal research and excellent legal drafting skills Personal attributes Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to present well in a multi-cultural environment Excellent time management and organisational skills Able to present information concisely and professionally Self-starter who is able to demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude to their work Keen to learn and develop, demonstrating enthusiasm and dedication Innovative and client-focused in the use of delivery media Dedicated to exceptional client service and demonstrates market focus Strong financial and business awareness Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2017
Full time
London posted on July 27, 2017   PQE:  4-6 years  Term:  Permanent  Working hours:  Full time ; Practice group:  Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)  Location:  London  The department Succeeding in today’s technology industry requires a deep understanding of the sector and a keen knowledge of the business issues driving change. Rely on Dentons' Technology lawyers in the UK for extensive legal capabilities and experience developed through decades working with a wide range of participants in the sector—from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Among our lawyers are computer programmers and legal counsel who have worked for leading technology companies. Having worked at the cutting edge of sourcing and technology work for many years, our UK-based strategic sourcing practice comprises not only authoritative lawyers in the field, but also thought leaders. Turn to us for support in structuring and negotiating sourcing solutions that will meet your business objectives. Obtain strategic counsel that delivers cost savings and transformational benefits for your organisation. World-leading corporations and government entities have turned to us for advice over the years, and we have worked on many of the largest and most innovative sourcing deals across an array of industry sectors. Tap into Dentons' deep know-how when it comes to technology projects in the areas of media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more. Purpose of role We have an opportunity for an experienced Privacy and Data Protection Associate to join our highly-ranked Privacy and Cyber Security group in London. Candidates will ideally have 4 to 6 years' pqe but we will consider applications from candidates outside this range with suitable skills and knowledge. The group is ranked "Band 1", with directory-ranked partners and has a strong teamwork ethic and a first class client management approach. It is essential that candidates are team players and committed to developing personally and professionally. A determination to deliver a high quality focused product to our clients is essential, as is maintaining and developing client relationships. Responsibilities Drafting, reviewing and amending a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation Advising clients on a variety of Privacy and Data Protection matters Supporting clients on global projects, including: Managing large GDPR projects Understanding of DP laws outside the UK Data transfers BCRs and Model Contracts Projects Managing local lawyers Contribute to BD and marketing activities Coach and mentor junior members of the team Provide thought leadership and raise the profiles of the firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes Experience, Skills & Knowledge Substantial experience of advising clients on a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation and legal matters Substantial experience of working within a top-tier City firm Strong academics and ideally qualified in English law Experience gained in house within an industry leading organisation would be beneficial EU Regulatory framework Cyber risk and data breach/dealing with the DPAs Data transfers Data localisation Adtech, consumer data exploitation and strategy Internet of Things and connected devices DSAR and Individual Rights DP Audits and risk assessments Direct Marketing HR data compliance ICO /WP29 Guidance and case law Information Security Competencies Proven track record of marketing and business development Experienced in writing articles and speaking at conferences Active involvement in industry groups Strong client facing skills Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons London, United Kingdom
Aug 08, 2017
Full time
London posted on July 6, 2017   Closing date:  03/08/2017 PQE:  2-4 Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Practice group:   Corporate Location:  London The department In today’s dynamic business and regulatory environment for corporate transactions, our clients need a partner with knowledge, versatility and determination to help you achieve your goals. Our lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions and are located in offices across the globe in order to deliver seamless, integrated solutions to clients. Using a forward-thinking approach, Dentons works together with the client to create innovative solutions, helping them preserve value while managing risk. From strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration, we are by our client's side, helping them effectively and efficiently meet their business needs. Our practical approach, coupled with sound, constructive and responsive advice, allows clients to navigate roadblocks at critical moments. With transactional expertise, deep knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate and far-reaching experience in advising global, national and emerging companies, we maximize our global presence and local expertise to meet client needs. Purpose of role Our Capital Markets team deals with a broad range of UK and international equity and debt capital markets work, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, equity linked offerings, eurobond issuances, and ADR and GDR faciltiies. The team's clients are primarily investment banks, financial advisors, banks and corporates, and transactions range from mid-market domestic deals to complex cross-border financings and restructurings, focused on EMEA emerging markets. The team is looking for an associate with at least 2 years' post-qualification experience to support international capital markets transactions. Ideally the candidate will have significant experience within the capital markets team of an international law firm, working for underwriters and issuers in connection with equity and debt offerings, and have familiarity with disclosure, due diligence, and advising on US securities laws. You will maintain client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the capital markets practice. The role would be ideal for a 2 to 4 year pqe lawyer. Responsibilities You will take a lead role on a variety of transactions across a range of sectors Build and maintain client relationships Contribute to business development Coach and mentor more junior members of the team Coordinate and cooperate with colleagues in other practice groups and offices Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes Technical Skills Strong academic record, including a JD or US LLM degree or equivalent Admission in New York State or another US jurisdiction Experience with high-profile Rule 144A equity and debt offerings Capital markets experience and legal expertise gained within a top-tier firm including: Acting for underwriters on international capital markets transactions and with a strong understanding oftheir key concerns Drafting and negotiating standard transaction documents, including underwriting documentation, legal opinions and comfort letters Acting for issuers and with strong disclosure drafting skills across a range of industry sectors and markets (including, in particular, emerging market issuers) Managing and coordinating capital markets due diligence Flexibility across a range of equity and debt transaction structures and offerings Experience of a range of different transaction structures, including stand-alone bonds, medium term note programmes, liability management transactions, IPOs, follow-on offerings and capital markets aspects of M&A transactions You will ideally have experience of working with international clients in the corporate sector You will ideally have experience of preparing and participating in pitches to clients Ability to work independently Exceptional drafting skills Personal attributes Is dedicated to exceptional client service Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus Strong financial and business awareness Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development The salary for this role is competitive. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Aug 07, 2017
Full time
The department No matter where our clients are in today’s competitive real estate market, advice with a global perspective is indispensable. Our clients need a team by their side to navigate this rapidly changing legal environment that’s often complicated by multijurisdictional issues. Whether they are an investor, lender, developer, landowner or tenant, a buyer or seller of real estate, they know the challenges of this market—and want experienced counsel from people who understand all their real estate needs. At Dentons, we bring strong, established local, regional and global experience and know-how to help our clients succeed in all their real estate ventures and projects. With over 500 real estate lawyers and our commitment to an integrated approach, we give clients the comfort of a global presence with a deep understanding of the local real estate terrain. Because opportunities don’t wait, we anticipate trends and react with speed and certainty on client's behalf, collaborating with them every step of the way. Whether our clients need expertise in real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction, or investment, or they need the services of astute counsel to resolve a real estate dispute, our team of committed, respected professionals across the globe is keen to help our clients succeed. Where their needs extend beyond real estate, Dentons offers a panoply of legal expertise and services worldwide in all business-related areas, including: insolvency and debt restructuring, environmental and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, taxation, and cross-border matters, to name but a few. Purpose of role To provide paralegal support to Partners and fee-earners within the Real Estate department. Responsibilities Handling and supporting real estate/landlord and tenant/financing matters under supervision Case and transaction management e.g. drafting and checking documents, reviewing of title and searches Assisting with due diligence and other real estate projects File management and invoicing where required Carrying out legal and commercial market research, client service activity Provide back up support to the wider department in the project management of larger transactions Required experience, skills and attributes Knowledge and understanding of paralegal work, obtained through work experience in a similar environment A qualification in law e.g. law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law Legal Practice Course is preferred but not essential Possesses the confidence to deal effectively with Partners and professionals across the firm Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines Able to interact positively at all levels and a good team player Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy Hardworking and enthusiastic approach to work; professional in outlook, attitude and appearance Self-motivated Exceptional proof-reader Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.  Equal opportunities Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself. About Dentons Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com .
Dentons Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Jul 24, 2017
Full time
Milton Keynes posted on June 23, 2017   PQE: 6-7 Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Practice group:  Real Estate Location:  Milton Keynes The department No matter where our clients are in today’s competitive real estate market, advice with a global perspective is indispensable. Our clients need a team by their side to navigate this rapidly changing legal environment that’s often complicated by multijurisdictional issues. Whether they are an investor, lender, developer, landowner or tenant, a buyer or seller of real estate, they know the challenges of this market—and want experienced counsel from people who understand all their real estate needs. At Dentons, we bring strong, established local, regional and global experience and know-how to help our clients succeed in all their real estate ventures and projects. With over 500 real estate lawyers and our commitment to an integrated approach, we give clients the comfort of a global presence with a deep understanding of the local real estate terrain. Because opportunities don’t wait, we anticipate trends and react with speed and certainty on client's behalf, collaborating with them every step of the way. Whether our clients need expertise in real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction, or investment, or they need the services of astute counsel to resolve a real estate dispute, our team of committed, respected professionals across the globe is keen to help our clients succeed. Where their needs extend beyond real estate, Dentons offers a panoply of legal expertise and services worldwide in all business-related areas, including: insolvency and debt restructuring, environmental and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, taxation, and cross-border matters, to name but a few. Purpose of role Milton Keynes Real Estate team is looking for an experienced associate with good experience of landlord and tenant, commercial real estate and development work. The team works on a wide variety of real estate transactions, both domestic UK transactions and supporting activities of the firm's global clients. We deliver a client-focused responsive service for blue chip clients who expect the highest quality, great value and the delivery of excellent work. They, and we, expect our lawyers to be specialists in their sectors, and to be pro-active and commercially minded. Work highlights include: Advising Sainsbury's on a large portion of their portfolio, including their fast moving Convenience "Local" stores. Acting for most of the UK banks, and may other funding parties, on several high-profile real estate funding transactions. Acting for a large Developer on a large regenerations project in London to build a new Football Stadium, Hotel and approximately 100 high-end apartments. Representing Nokia in the sale of the Vertu brand, alongside our corporate team in London and internationally. Acting for a Middle Eastern investor on its sale of a trophy investment site in Pimlico, London for c. £70m and the subsequent purchase of a similar investment for similar value. We are acting for an Islamic Bank in the grant of a sharia compliant Ijara facility to a customer of the Bank seeking to purchase a property for £20m. Advising Network Rail, since appointment to their panel last year, on a range of large Rail projects and management of their portfolio across the UK. Acting for a large hotel owner in the listing of a portfolio of English and Scottish hotels and apart-hotels on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Acting for Virgin Active on new landmark health clubs in London Acting for Administrators on a large pub-sector administration affecting multiple sites. Significant clients include: J. Sainsbury, Taylor Wimpey, Virgin, Network Rail, Willmott Dixon and Zolfo Cooper. Responsibilities Acting for major/blue chip tenant occupiers in the Retail and/or Leisure sectors Advising on and negotiating Agreements for Lease (incl. conditional agreements involving licensing or planning) and Development Agreements. Due Diligence and corporate support Maintaining and developing client relationships Active participation in business development events and activities. Required experience, skills and attributes Candidates will ideally have a minimum of four years experience, however, we will consider all candidates with suitable skills and knowledge. Excellent technical and client handling skills. Experience of all aspects of Lease negotiation and Lease re-gears or re-structuring work and/or surrenders and re-grants. Experience of sales and leasebacks, title investigation, Land Registry and real estate taxation including SDLT and VAT. Experience of Law Society Certificates of Title particularly for financial institutions. Some experience of acting on development projects working with colleagues in other departments (eg Construction, Planning). Committed to developing personally and professionally. An enthusiasm for maintaining and developing client relationships. A proven ability to work for a variety of partners/colleagues and for a number of clients simultaneously. Language Capabilities We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.
Dentons Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Milton Keynes posted on June 19, 2017   PQE: 3-5 Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Practice group:  Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Location:  Milton Keynes The department Dentons have deep expertise within media, telecoms, energy, transportation, infrastructure, financial institutions, government, health care, real estate, hotels, retail and more. We now have an opportunity for a Commercial/TMT Associate to join our industry leading team and to work within a large global network of lawyers. Purpose of role Now is an exciting to time to develop your career within this growing practice. The successful candidate can expect to work with City quality clients and work closely with counterparts in the London practice and will be exposed to an extensive variety of work and secondment opportunities. Work will include the full spectrum of commercial and contract work including high value supply and procurement contracts, agency and distribution agreements, IT contracts, website terms, software-as-a-service, software development and licensing, e-commerce, data protection, outsourcing as well as intricate business-critical bespoke commercial and intellectual property-related agreements. The team also work closely with the Corporate practice on transactional work, including due diligence reviews and reporting and creating bespoke Transitional Services Agreements. Our clients range from newly established and growing companies with cutting-edge technologies, substantial and established entrepreneurial private companies, as well as household names. This role would suit a 5 year pqe Associate however we will consider applications from candidates outside of this range. The team offer excellent career development and progression, which is unrivaled in the region. Responsibilities Leading on and assisting with significant matters with considerable responsibility High levels of client contact with minimal supervision Developing and maintaining key client relationships, including providing training to in-house legal teams Active participation in BD events and activities, including delivering seminars and writing articles. Required experience, skills and attributes Substantial experience of contract law and commercial contracts Experience of working to the highest standards, either in a City or top tier provincial firm Exceptional experience of working with IT/software/outsourcing arrangements and/or an IP/media capabilit Experience of reviewing and advising on complex, often business-critical commercial agreements A proven ability to give clear, concise, practical and commercial legal advice to clients Strong drafting skills and the ability to generate complex, bespoke documents Self-starting, with a willingness to take the strain away from clients Used to, and comfortable with, hands-on negotiation on a variety of commercial agreements Good financial management disciplines.