Simmons & Simmons Adaptive

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive:

We recognise that the way people work and the needs of businesses requiring legal services are changing. With this in mind, we have designed a resourcing solution that allows talented lawyers different ways of working without compromising their career development or work satisfaction. With the ability to balance autonomy with quality legal assignments, Simmons & Simmons Adaptive provides an alternate legal career for motivated lawyers interested in working differently.

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive was borne out of a desire to add additional value to our clients and is very much an extension of the services we already provide. This means that consultants who work with us through this platform are valued, supported and integrated into the firm’s business culture.

Benefits of working with us in this way include:

  • The ability to choose when and where you work
  • High quality legal work from our leading international client base
  • Competitive daily and hourly rates
  • The backing of an international law firm

As a consultant working with us, you will benefit from:

  • Support from a sponsoring partner and the client team throughout your assignment
  • Access to our briefings, bulletins and knowhow via online portals
  • Access to training events and legal updates that will help you to refine your skills.

As an independent consultant you are recognised for your experience. There is no hierarchy or politics. You just focus on good quality interesting work with a level of variety that will keep you continually challenged.

Our contract roles demand the same highly skilled lawyers as our permanent roles so we would expect you to have strong academics, excellent interpersonal skills and be client-focused. You should have relevant experience and well developed legal skills.

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Oct 30, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Corporate Legal Consultant   Department   Corporate M&A   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands. With the ability to balance autonomy with quality legal assignments, Simmons & Simmons Adaptive provides an alternate legal career for motivated lawyers interested in working differently. Consultants who work with us through this platform are valued, supported and integrated into the firm’s business culture. As a consultant working with us, you will benefit from: Support from a sponsoring partner and the client team throughout your assignment Access to our briefings, bulletins and knowhow via online portals Access to training events and legal updates that will help you to refine your skills.   The role: We currently have an assignment seeking a corporate lawyer with M&A and ECM experience. Our contract roles demand the same highly skilled lawyers as our permanent roles so we would expect you to have strong academics, excellent interpersonal skills and be client-focused.   Person specification: At least three years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution Experience of M&A and ideally ECM Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven   Equal opportunities: Simmons & Simmons is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Our aim is to fulfil everyone’s potential and together to achieve personal and business goals.   Background screening process: All Simmons & Simmons Adaptive consultants will be required to go through the firm’s background screening process which will include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The firm undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.          
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Oct 30, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Litigation Legal Consultant   Department   Litigation   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands. With the ability to balance autonomy with quality legal assignments, Simmons & Simmons Adaptive provides an alternate legal career for motivated lawyers interested in working differently. Consultants who work with us through this platform are valued, supported and integrated into the firm’s business culture. As a consultant working with us, you will benefit from: Support from a sponsoring partner and the client team throughout your assignment Access to our briefings, bulletins and knowhow via online portals Access to training events and legal updates that will help you to refine your skills.   The role: We currently have an assignment seeking experienced Litigator with expertise in general disputes and construction/engineering disputes. Our contract roles demand the same highly skilled lawyers as our permanent roles so we would expect you to have strong academics, excellent interpersonal skills and be client-focused.   Person specification: At least 10 years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution or corporate Experience with general and construction/engineering disputes Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven   Equal opportunities: Simmons & Simmons is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment.  The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity.  This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.   At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work.  Our aim is to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible.   Please note our job descriptions refer to PQE levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role    
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Contract
  Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Legal Consultant - Employment   Department   Employment   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Firm introduction: Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,500 staff in 24 locations situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.           Our philosophy for international growth has been to build practices around local teams who understand the culture, business and languages of the countries and regions in which we operate. In doing so, we believe that we have succeeded in developing a closely knit and cohesive network that meets local business needs as part of a global service. Our client base includes leading financial institutions and a significant number of the current FTSE 100 and Fortune Global 500 companies and our strategy is founded on excellent client service and a focus on our key industry sectors (asset management & investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media & telecommunications). The core practice areas, from which we draw our sector teams, are: corporate, dispute resolution, employment, pensions & employee benefits, EU, competition & regulatory, financial markets, information, communications & technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax. For additional information on the firm, please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: We recognise that the way people work and the needs of businesses requiring legal services are changing. With this in mind, we have designed a resourcing solution that allows talented lawyers different ways of working without compromising their career development or work satisfaction. With the ability to balance autonomy with quality legal assignments, Simmons & Simmons Adaptive provides an alternate legal career for motivated lawyers interested in working differently. Simmons & Simmons Adaptive was borne out of a desire to add additional value to our clients and is very much an extension of the services we already provide. This means that consultants who work with us through this platform are valued, supported and integrated into the firm’s business culture. Benefits of working with us in this way include: The ability to choose when and where you work High quality legal work from our leading international client base Competitive daily and hourly rates The backing of an international law firm As a consultant working with us, you will benefit from: Support from a sponsoring partner and the client team throughout your assignment Access to our briefings, bulletins and knowhow via online portals Access to training events and legal updates that will help you to refine your skills. As an independent consultant you are recognised for your experience. There is no hierarchy or politics. You just focus on good quality interesting work with a level of variety that will keep you continually challenged. Our contract roles demand the same highly skilled lawyers as our permanent roles so we would expect you to have strong academics, excellent interpersonal skills and be client-focused. You should have relevant experience and well developed legal skills.   Employment practice overview: Simmons & Simmons’ London employment practice is a recognised leader in the UK marketplace. We are known for our ability to provide clients with a proactive approach to employment law matters. We have an unrivalled client base among global corporates and financial institutions – giving us what we believe to be an unparalleled level of experience in complex, domestic and international employment law matters. In the Chambers 2014 UK guide we were described as “The pre-eminent adviser for complex, high-risk claims.” and in the previous year they said “This ‘approachable, decisive and commercial’ team is highly recommended for its advice to clients on high-end litigation matters and strategic restructuring projects.” The group has the skills, knowledge and technical expertise to provide practical advice on domestic, international and transnational issues offering a commercial and creative approach. The team offers a full range of services including advising on all general and strategic employment issues, litigation and issues associated with corporate transactions and reorganisations and advises clients across key business sectors including financial markets, life sciences, TMT and energy and infrastructure.   The role: We are seeking an experienced legal consultant with excellent experience of employment law to join our market leading employment practice. A variety of contentious and non-contentious work is on offer, with the opportunity to work for with the partners in the group as well as with the employment groups across our International offices. An entrepreneurial spirit and the willingness to take on significant responsibility are essential, with an interest in international employment issues advantageous.   Person specification:   At least five years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven   Equal opportunities: Simmons & Simmons is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Our aim is to fulfil everyone’s potential and together to achieve personal and business goals.   Background screening process: All Simmons & Simmons Adaptive consultants will be required to go through the firm’s background screening process which will include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The firm undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.  
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Legal Consultant   Department   N/A   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons Adaptive   Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands. Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons. We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.  Within the Simmons & Simmons Adaptive team you will broaden your network and be able to learn from, and educate, others. What are we looking for? We currently have a number of assignments seeking experienced lawyers with expertise in the following areas; Capital markets : derivatives & structured products; debt and equity capital markets; securitisation. Financial Regulatory: FS regulatory requirements and reform e.g. EMIR/MiFIDII Litigation and dispute resolution: general commercial litigation; banking and finance litgation, regulatory investigations Commercial: general commercial; outsourcing and commercial ICT contracts. Person specification: At least two years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution or corporate Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven  
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Financial Services Regulatory - Legal Consultant   Department   Financial Markets   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands.  Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons.  We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.  Within the Simmons & Simmons Adaptive team you will broaden your network and be able to learn from, and educate, others. Financial Institutions practice overview: Simmons & Simmons is embedded in the international financial and regulatory community. We understand the products our Financial Institutions clients deal with, the time constraints they experience and the regulatory pressures they are under and use this to provide clients with tailored, commercial and cost-effective advice.  We work with our longstanding clients across the full range of legal specialties including complex structured finance work, cross-jurisdictional regulatory projects, highly sensitive employment issues and valuable disputes matters.  The Financial Institutions sector is the largest sector of the firm and the work we do for clients in this area is at the core of our business.  We are recognised for our track record of innovation and the adoption of new technologies to continually improve the way we deliver our services.  Our clients choose us to help them navigate the ever changing legal and regulatory landscape. The role: Working as part of the wider legal team, this lawyer will be engaged in providing legal support to the EMEA Capital Markets Desk and the EMEA Investments business. The role involves a wide range of work for a fast-paced transactional business, primarily assisting EMEA Legal Counsel for the Private Bank Capital Markets business in advising on legal and regulatory issues arising out of the retail distribution of equity and fixed income new issues, structured products, listed and OTC derivatives as well as equity, fixed income and FX trading. Regulatory implementation is also an important area of focus, in particular at present on Dodd-Frank, EMIR, Volcker and MiFID II. Although work will vary according to day-to-day business needs, as an indication, it may include: preparing transaction novation and netting agreements, negotiating distribution agreements, reviewing trade confirmation templates, conducting netting and collateral enforceability analysis, assisting with an EMEA-wide client ISDA repapering project. Person specification: At least four years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution Experience of financial products and services as well as applicable UK/EU regulations Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven  
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Legal Consultant, Commercial ICT   Department   N/A   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,500 staff in 24 locations situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards. Our philosophy for international growth has been to build practices around local teams who understand the culture, business and languages of the countries and regions in which we operate. In doing so, we believe that we have succeeded in developing a closely knit and cohesive network that meets local business needs as part of a global service. Our business services groups provide integrated support for our global operations. The firm is organised in line with our clients’ requirements into key practice areas and sector groups. Our sector focus allows us to better appreciate the environment in which our clients operate and to work with them to achieve their objectives. Our client base includes leading financial institutions and a significant number of the current FTSE 100 and Fortune Global 500 companies. Our strategy is founded on excellent client service and a focus on our key industry sectors (asset management & investment funds, energy & infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media & telecommunications). The core practice areas, from which we draw our sector teams, are: corporate, dispute resolution, employment, pensions & employee benefits, EU, competition & regulatory, financial markets, information, communications & technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax. For additional information on the firm, please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands. Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons. We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards. As an independent consultant you are recognised for your experience. There is no hierarchy or politics. You just focus on good quality interesting work with a level of variety that will keep you continually challenged. Within the Simmons & Simmons Adaptive team you will broaden your network and be able to learn from, and educate, others. You will be fully supported by the Simmons & Simmons team with a sponsoring Partner and a client team with whom we would expect you to engage on a regular basis. You will have access to the firm’s resources and be invited back to practice group meetings to discuss particular developments in law. Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is an extension of the services we already provide our clients. Our contract roles demand the same highly skilled lawyers as our permanent roles so we would expect you to have strong academics, excellent interpersonal skills and be client-focused.   Information, Communication & Technology practice overview: The Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) practice group forms part of our wider Corporate & Commercial Group, and enjoys a leading reputation in the domestic and international market. The ICT group works for clients in all of Simmons & Simmons’ sectors, such clients representing some of the most well-known brands in those sectors, on the full range of technology and sourcing transactions. It also provides related advisory services (such as data protection). It is a standalone team (rather than being a support service to the Corporate team) and it has a strong track record of maintaining and growing its own client base. It works closely with most other groups in the firm (e.g. on corporate transactions) but most of the work within the group is self-generated. The contract / transactional work undertaken by the ICT team includes the following, acting for both “suppliers” and “users”: Outsourcing – IT, business process, HR, FM, F&A, communications, call centre and telecoms network. IT procurement – hardware, software licensing and development, data centre services and cloud computing. Telecoms – network build and operate arrangements, satellite, submarine cable and wireless systems. E-commerce – linking and affiliate deals and acquisition of content. Market data and electronic exchanges. Our advisory expertise and experience includes: Data protection/privacy – advising on data security incidents, transfers of data outside the country of origin, recording/monitoring of communications, subject access requests, PCI DSS compliance and freedom of information. Telecoms and broadcasting regulation – advising on ownership controls, licence grant and conditions, market liberalisation, regulatory complaints and disputes and consumer protection issues. E-commerce – advising on e-commerce rules, distance selling regulations, electronic marketing and advertising, e-money competitions and gaming and defences to liability for ISPs. Media – advising on regulatory aspects of broadcasting and satellite services.   The role: We are seeking a several legal consultants with experience in ICT contracts to join our clients, for an interim period to assist with a high peaks in work. Working within a collegiate team, you will be able to provide strategic guidance on legal matters and work with minimal supervision.   Person specification: We are considering lawyers with wide range of PQE’s. You will have post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm. Ability to draft, review and amend complex ICT outsourcing agreements Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven.   Equal opportunities: Simmons & Simmons is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Our aim is to fulfil everyone’s potential and together to achieve personal and business goals.   Background screening process: All Simmons & Simmons Adaptive consultants will be required to go through the firm’s background screening process which will include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The firm undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.    
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Contract
    Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Funds & Asset Management - Legal Consultant   Department   Financial Markets   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands.  Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons.  We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.  Within the Simmons & Simmons Adaptive team you will broaden your network and be able to learn from, and educate, others. Asset Management & Investment Funds practice overview: Simmons & Simmons has a highly specialised international asset management and investment funds team. We have experts in fund formation, financial services regulation, trading documentation (including prime brokerage and derivatives documentation), corporate structuring and transactions, litigation, taxation and employment regulation. We have an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry. Recognised by the legal directories and the industry as being one of the leading firms in the sector, we regularly advise hedge funds, institutional managers, private funds, private equity, infrastructure funds, real estate investment on a number of key matters. The role: We are seeking an experienced legal consultant to work with one of our clients. The consultant will be supporting the in-house client team with day to day legal work including fund formation as well as drafting & negotiating a range of commercial contracts. Working within a collegiate team, the consultant will be able to provide strategic guidance on legal matters and work with minimal supervision. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for: The provision and delivery of support for the asset management business Regulatory change projects including counselling the business in relation to optimal conformance solutions Advising on, drafting and amending fund documentation supporting UCITS and AIFs restructures, launches, conversions, mergers, closures, changes of service provider, board appointments (including supporting governance work streams). Interacting with/managing interaction with various EU regulators to support regulatory change projects Managing external counsel in various jurisdictions contributing to projects Support the development of new products for the business Assistance with general queries from the respective business areas General support for the Legal team including on non-fund specific matters Researching and advising on developments in the law Person specification: At least three years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or asset manager Ability to draft, review and amend fund formation documentation Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven  
Simmons & Simmons Adaptive London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Derivatives - Legal Consultant   Department   Financial Markets   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description Simmons & Simmons Adaptive: Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands.  Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons.  We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.  Within the Simmons & Simmons Adaptive team you will broaden your network and be able to learn from, and educate, others.   Financial Institutions practice overview: Simmons & Simmons is embedded in the international financial and regulatory community. We understand the products our Financial Institutions clients deal with, the time constraints they experience and the regulatory pressures they are under and use this to provide clients with tailored, commercial and cost-effective advice. We work with our longstanding clients across the full range of legal specialties including complex structured finance work, cross-jurisdictional regulatory projects, highly sensitive employment issues and valuable disputes matters.  The Financial Institutions sector is the largest sector of the firm and the work we do for clients in this area is at the core of our business. We are recognised for our track record of innovation and the adoption of new technologies to continually improve the way we deliver our services. Our clients choose us to help them navigate the ever changing legal and regulatory landscape.   The role: We are seeking a legal consultant with experience in derivatives and financial markets to join one of our clients. Working within the derivatives team, the legal consultant will be responsible for drafting and negotiating derivatives documentation (ISDA and FBF), terms of business with brokers, give up agreements, clearing agreements contracts with negotiation platforms, EMTN bond issues under the existing client EMTN Programme, commercial distributions contracts and liquidity letters. This ideal individual will be an experienced legal consultant who is able to provide strategic guidance on legal matters and work with minimal supervision.   Person specification: At least two years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognized financial institution Ability to draft, review and amend derivatives documentation Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously Quick thinking and detail driven Pro-active and process driven Fluency in French is a strong advantage