Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is a future-focused international legal practice with over 700 talented lawyers, more than 225 expert Partners and 600 business professionals and PA's in 25 locations. All of our people are focused on helping clients across eight core industry sectors to succeed in tomorrow's world. Our well-connected international group means we can offer the very best of Osborne Clarke's sector-led approach and innovative culture wherever in the world you interact with us. And we have a robust understanding of the local business environment and in-depth legal expertise in each jurisdiction. We’re listeners, innovators and problem solvers, finding new ways to join the dots between our clients' challenges today and the opportunities being created in an ever-evolving, ever-developing global society.

 

The core sectors we work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport. Crucially, we think sector-first, organising ourselves around the current affairs and future challenges of the industries we serve, rather than traditional legal practice areas. It helps keep us one step ahead.

 

Finally, there’s our culture. When we asked our recent recruits what attracted them to us, they used words like ‘friendly’, ‘inclusive’, ‘open’ and ‘fun’. To our clients we are ‘approachable’, ‘proactive’, ‘understanding’ and ‘formidable’. This is a firm where integrity and fairness keep us together.

Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Corporate Tax Associate/Senior Associate           Department   Tax   Job Location   London or Bristol   Role   Lawyers   Description   "Osborne Clarke's Corporate Tax team is…'one of the best in the business'" Legal 500 UK We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate (up to circa 7 PQE) to join our London office (candidates with an interest in joining our Bristol office are encouraged to apply also). Our award-winning Tax team are ranked in the top tier by both Chambers and Legal 500. The team provides strategic tax advice covering a wide range of high value corporate, real estate and fund transactions, both nationally and internationally. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice "They're very strong and pragmatic with their tax advice." Chambers and Partners UK Our Tax team is one, cross office team, based in London and Bristol. We work with Osborne Clarke colleagues and clients across our three UK offices and our wider European offices. Our Tax team enjoys a varied and quality work load, focused on providing mainly City-based clients with a high quality service. We provide our clients with tailored UK and cross-border tax strategies that help them meet their business objectives, including making tax savings and legal efficiencies. As you’d expect, we are heavily involved in transactional planning, structuring, financing and related documentation. We have a reputation for giving technically excellent advice that is commercial and user-friendly regardless of whether we are providing strategic support or working under pressure on a transaction. Find out more about our Tax practice and the clients of Osborne Clarke using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/tax/corporate-tax/   The team Legal 500 describe the team's service as ‘practical, to the point, technically sound and prompt’. The team is currently made up of two Partners: Erika Jupe and Tracey Wright, 1 Legal Director, 2 Senior Associates, 4 Associates & 1 Trainee. The Corporate Tax team forms part of the wider UK Tax group, which includes dedicated Incentives and Private Wealth teams. The UK Tax group in total is made up of 5 partners and around 15 fee earners and forms part of our wider international Tax offering. The UK Tax group benefits from two dedicated professional support lawyers and an excellent training programme. A strong commitment to individuals' career development and weekly know-how meetings ensures our Lawyers are technically excellent and enjoy a healthy team-working environment. We actively encourage and support our lawyers to gain professional tax qualifications. "I moved to Osborne Clarke in January 2015 with 2 years PQE. I was looking for a well-established tax team that would offer a wide variety of corporate tax work to keep me interested, to expand my professional experience and offer opportunities for development. OC has fulfilled this and more. My team is friendly and supportive and has good working relationships with the rest of the firm. There is a wide variety of work and you are actively encouraged to be involved in a variety of business development and training opportunities, including fostering links with our overseas teams through the OC international exchange and inter-office development days. Technical and sector-based specialisms are actively encouraged and you are given the support and space you need to develop." – Elizabeth Shanahan, Senior Associate, Corporate Tax The work Our clients include high-profile publicly listed companies, management teams, investment funds, family owned businesses, real estate investors and real estate developers. Some examples of the deals we've recently advised on and clients we act for are as follows: • Advised the management team of Odeon Cinemas on the $1bn sale to AMC Theatres, the largest cinema operator in the US.Advising Iris Worldwide Holdings Limited on the tax and other structuring of the 2015 investment by Korean listed company, Cheil Worldwide, in respect of its £50-85 m investment in Iris. • acting for Universal Health Services, Inc (“UHS“) on its £377 million acquisition of Cambian Group plc’s Adult Services Division; • advising Mitie Group PLC on the disposal of the group’s UK social care division consisting of domiciliary care and homecare businesses, Enara Group Limited and Complete Care Holdings Limited to Apposite Capital LLP, the specialist healthcare investor. • Advising M&G Real Estate on its Build to Rent transactions. • Tax structuring and transaction advice for a number of investors, operators and developers in the student accommodation sector including Campus Living Villages and Student Castle. Technical skills and experience We look for excellent academics, together with evidence of good quality training gained from a highly regarded law firm. Depending on your level of qualification, you will have the ability to provide corporate tax advice on some or all of corporate, real estate, projects, funds, finance and other commercial transactions, as well as having a demonstrable understanding of UK and cross-border tax rules and structures. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress through a well-defined career path • high quality clients and work • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and flexible working. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Geoff Mead or Emma Watts in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3322 or email us via careers@osborneclarke.com To submit your application for this role please click on the Apply link.    
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Part time
Job Title   IT Assistant           Department   IT & Infrastructure   Job Location   Bristol   Role   Business Services   Description We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Assistant to join our IT team in Bristol on a part-time basis. This is a permanent role that will be 16 hours per week split over Mon-Fri (9:30am-5pm). Osborne Clarke is a leading International Legal Practice looking after a wide range of commercial clients. We are renowned for our unstuffy and supportive culture, encouraging all our people to make the most of their talent in a fast growing and exciting environment. Our focussed strategy and open culture has been rewarded by winning two prestigious 'Law Firm of the Year' awards this year, as well as topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Openness. What you'll do The main purpose of the role is to provide PA services including Calendar management, scheduling meetings and reviewing availability, travel and accommodation bookings for the IT Director and IT Management Team. Amongst other responsibilities, you will also provide emergency IT Service Administrator cover in the event of an urgent joiner or leaver. As well as this, you will screen the IT Director's phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handle them when appropriate. What we're looking for You will have a background in a similar style of Assistant or PA role, ideally within a legal firm or professional services environment. You will also have a strong customer service ethic and demonstrable customer service skills, committed to delivering an exceptional standard of service. Being a team player committed to assisting colleagues wherever necessary is also essential in order to maximise the effectiveness of the entire IT department. Also required: Able to work autonomously and to schedule own resource appropriately. Willing and able to be flexible in working practices and availability. Be comfortable delivering difficult messages to both clients and the team. Strong sense of responsibility and ownership with a focus on getting the job done. Self-motivated and able to prioritise. Strong positive communicator: e.g. give clear instructions/understands and acts upon appropriate instructions. Good thinker: e.g. clarify incomplete/unclear instructions before acting. Always takes that extra bit of care over work to ensure documentation is kept 100% up to date and that processes are followed. Excellent organisation ability. Applications To submit your application, please click on the link provided.    
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Workflow Engineer           Department   IT & Infrastructure   Job Location   Bristol   Role   Business Services   Description We have a fantastic opportunity for a Workflow Engineer to join our IT team. This is a full-time, permanent role that will be based in our Bristol office. Osborne Clarke is a leading International Legal Practice looking after a wide range of commercial clients such as Barclays, Facebook, Siemens and Vodafone. We are renowned for our unstuffy and supportive culture, encouraging all our people to make the most of their talent in a fast growing and exciting environment. Our focussed strategy and open culture has been rewarded by winning two prestigious 'Law Firm of the Year' awards in 2015, as well as topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Openness and Management Culture. What you'll do Reporting to the Applications Manager, you will lead and assist with the development effort - and be the primary contact for - all support and maintenance of Intapp Open/Flow and Visualfiles based business and legal processes. You will also create and maintain documentation, including process flow diagrams, progress reports, proposals and technical specifications for implemented processes. The effective planning and management of system release schedules, identification of potential crises and devising of contingency plans to maximise system availability will also be required in this role. What we're looking for The successful candidate will have direct experience in Workflow Development role, including all aspects of process development and execution and the use of Visio to map processes. Also required: Strong proficiency in the development of systems using Intapp Flow and/or Open platforms Strong T-SQL and Microsoft SQL Server skills Exposure to programming skills/practices at a basic level An understanding and experience of working with client Extranets Demonstrable Business Analysis skills Experience constructing and consuming web services and XML A strong understanding of Microsoft Office applications The ability and willingness to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Strong time management, organisation and prioritisation skills A good knowledge of the legal and IT sectors Willingness to improve experience through both self-study and potentially gain relevant qualifications. Highly self-motivated and proactive. Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication Persuasive, encouraging and motivating Applications To submit your application, please click on the link provided.   Osborne Clarke LLP is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Regulatory Knowledge Lawyer           Department   Knowledge & Development   Job Location   Bristol or London or Thames Valley   Role   Lawyers   Description We are recognised as one of the UK's most forward-thinking law firms. Our success is down to excellence in our approach to our clients, our people and our business. We have a confident and coherent strategy that has been rewarded by topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Management, Culture and Openness. We have a growing international reach, particularly in Europe but also across Asia and the US, and we are the largest member of the Osborne Clarke International organisation. We have a clear strategy for the next five years - our 2020 vision - preparing the firm for a sustainable future. The role and the opportunity The individual will provide a high quality knowledge service to support our 'Regulatory Disputes' and our broader 'Business Regulatory and Compliance' offering. Our Regulatory teams cover: Regulated Procurement & FOIA: public procurement; utilities procurement; defence and security procurement; UK-led and by EU institutions; FOIA and ICO. Health, Safety & Environment: UK and international, including crisis response following H&S incidents, internal corporate investigations and investigations by regulators, interviews, criminal prosecutions and other court hearings (including appealing enforcement notices and inquests); Advisory, including H&S policy and protocol review, advice on governance, single pieces of advice and compliance; Corporate Support, including corporate due diligence and advice on indemnities and warranties. Personal Injury defence and advice: for non-insured or self-insured corporate businesses. Product and Consumer Regulation: advice on regulatory issues at all stages of a product's journey starting from R&D, ranging through manufacture, packaging and labelling, advertising and marketing, importing and exporting, selling to consumers, dealing with faulty goods, dealing with regulators and advising on product disposal. Food Law. White collar crime: including financial regulatory, fraud and bribery. Data Protection and Cyber Security. Investigations and Crisis Management in relation to all of the above. The possible impact of Brexit in relation to the above. Location and Hours of Work We are happy to consider candidates looking to be based in any of our three UK offices (London, Reading or Bristol), with the role also involving regular travel between the offices. Due to the nature and size of the role, we are ideally looking for someone to join on a full-time basis, but are willing to consider applicants looking to work on a more flexible basis. Key responsibilities To keep abreast of global legal and regulatory trends, current and future developments in the practice areas listed above in order to: produce tailored updates for clients; support the biannual Osborne Clarke Regulatory Outlook; identify breaking news stories for clients; spot opportunities for media commentary; and identify cross-overs between regulatory issues / government policy that have general application to these practice areas and to Osborne Clarke's wider business. To organise know-how sharing, including authoring and collecting external and internal know-how, storing it in Osborne Clarke's knowledge systems, and arranging and leading know-how sharing sessions. To organise the team's legal training programme, and deliver sessions within that programme. To deal with queries from lawyers across the Firm and clients regarding current law and practice. To assist in the preparation of client seminars and client training sessions. To work closely with the Litigation Knowledge Lawyer to provide a coordinated Knowledge service to the Litigation Practice Group. To assist in the co-ordination and quality control, in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications teams, of publications/articles/press releases produced by the team for either external or internal publication. The candidate Strong theoretical, practical and up-to-date knowledge of business regulation and internal / regulatory investigations in some of the practice areas listed above (with a willingness to develop knowledge of new subject areas). Due to the demands of the role, we are ideally looking to an experienced fee earner or knowledge professional with experience spanning contentious and advisory work and gained within a leading business law firm, in-house or at a relevant regulatory body. Enthusiasm for regulatory and compliance work within a client-focused professional services environment. Excellent academics. Client-orientated approach, both internally and externally; ability to think laterally and to develop ideas in relation to business opportunities and training; appreciation of fee earner needs and constraints; commercially aware. Understands and can utilise technological solutions and innovation to deliver service internally and externally. Demonstrates behaviours expected of an experienced fee earner and team player; ability to make decisions and progress work and projects quickly without undue process; has confidence in own abilities and generates the confidence of others; a focused "doer". Understands how knowledge is acquired by the lawyer and client audience, particularly in relation to the use of digital media, and how knowledge is now delivered using online and social media tools. Strong oral and written communication skills. Enthusiasm for presenting technical legal and regulatory issues in a clear, approachable and professional way. Proven ability to research and analyse complex areas of law and regulation without supervision and to identify the key commercial issues for Osborne Clarke's clients arising out of that analysis. Enthusiastic and resourceful; pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills; flexible, pragmatic and problem-solving approach. Prior Professional Support Lawyer experience is not a pre-requisite, but a good understanding of how large law firms' Knowledge functions operate and of the wider commercial priorities of a client-focused business is a distinct advantage. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications. If you would like any further information about the role or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb (Recruitment Advisor) on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com .    Osborne Clarke is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.          
Osborne Clarke London, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Regulatory Knowledge Lawyer           Department   Knowledge & Development   Job Location   Bristol or London or Thames Valley   Role   Lawyers   Description We are recognised as one of the UK's most forward-thinking law firms. Our success is down to excellence in our approach to our clients, our people and our business. We have a confident and coherent strategy that has been rewarded by topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Management, Culture and Openness. We have a growing international reach, particularly in Europe but also across Asia and the US, and we are the largest member of the Osborne Clarke International organisation. We have a clear strategy for the next five years - our 2020 vision - preparing the firm for a sustainable future. The role and the opportunity The individual will provide a high quality knowledge service to support our 'Regulatory Disputes' and our broader 'Business Regulatory and Compliance' offering. Our Regulatory teams cover: Regulated Procurement & FOIA: public procurement; utilities procurement; defence and security procurement; UK-led and by EU institutions; FOIA and ICO. Health, Safety & Environment: UK and international, including crisis response following H&S incidents, internal corporate investigations and investigations by regulators, interviews, criminal prosecutions and other court hearings (including appealing enforcement notices and inquests); Advisory, including H&S policy and protocol review, advice on governance, single pieces of advice and compliance; Corporate Support, including corporate due diligence and advice on indemnities and warranties. Personal Injury defence and advice: for non-insured or self-insured corporate businesses. Product and Consumer Regulation: advice on regulatory issues at all stages of a product's journey starting from R&D, ranging through manufacture, packaging and labelling, advertising and marketing, importing and exporting, selling to consumers, dealing with faulty goods, dealing with regulators and advising on product disposal. Food Law. White collar crime: including financial regulatory, fraud and bribery. Data Protection and Cyber Security. Investigations and Crisis Management in relation to all of the above. The possible impact of Brexit in relation to the above. Location and Hours of Work We are happy to consider candidates looking to be based in any of our three UK offices (London, Reading or Bristol), with the role also involving regular travel between the offices. Due to the nature and size of the role, we are ideally looking for someone to join on a full-time basis, but are willing to consider applicants looking to work on a more flexible basis. Key responsibilities To keep abreast of global legal and regulatory trends, current and future developments in the practice areas listed above in order to: produce tailored updates for clients; support the biannual Osborne Clarke Regulatory Outlook; identify breaking news stories for clients; spot opportunities for media commentary; and identify cross-overs between regulatory issues / government policy that have general application to these practice areas and to Osborne Clarke's wider business. To organise know-how sharing, including authoring and collecting external and internal know-how, storing it in Osborne Clarke's knowledge systems, and arranging and leading know-how sharing sessions. To organise the team's legal training programme, and deliver sessions within that programme. To deal with queries from lawyers across the Firm and clients regarding current law and practice. To assist in the preparation of client seminars and client training sessions. To work closely with the Litigation Knowledge Lawyer to provide a coordinated Knowledge service to the Litigation Practice Group. To assist in the co-ordination and quality control, in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications teams, of publications/articles/press releases produced by the team for either external or internal publication. The candidate Strong theoretical, practical and up-to-date knowledge of business regulation and internal / regulatory investigations in some of the practice areas listed above (with a willingness to develop knowledge of new subject areas). Due to the demands of the role, we are ideally looking to an experienced fee earner or knowledge professional with experience spanning contentious and advisory work and gained within a leading business law firm, in-house or at a relevant regulatory body. Enthusiasm for regulatory and compliance work within a client-focused professional services environment. Excellent academics. Client-orientated approach, both internally and externally; ability to think laterally and to develop ideas in relation to business opportunities and training; appreciation of fee earner needs and constraints; commercially aware. Understands and can utilise technological solutions and innovation to deliver service internally and externally. Demonstrates behaviours expected of an experienced fee earner and team player; ability to make decisions and progress work and projects quickly without undue process; has confidence in own abilities and generates the confidence of others; a focused "doer". Understands how knowledge is acquired by the lawyer and client audience, particularly in relation to the use of digital media, and how knowledge is now delivered using online and social media tools. Strong oral and written communication skills. Enthusiasm for presenting technical legal and regulatory issues in a clear, approachable and professional way. Proven ability to research and analyse complex areas of law and regulation without supervision and to identify the key commercial issues for Osborne Clarke's clients arising out of that analysis. Enthusiastic and resourceful; pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills; flexible, pragmatic and problem-solving approach. Prior Professional Support Lawyer experience is not a pre-requisite, but a good understanding of how large law firms' Knowledge functions operate and of the wider commercial priorities of a client-focused business is a distinct advantage. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications. If you would like any further information about the role or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb (Recruitment Advisor) on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com .    Osborne Clarke is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.  
Osborne Clarke Reading, United Kingdom
Feb 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Regulatory Knowledge Lawyer           Department   Knowledge & Development   Job Location   Bristol or London or Thames Valley   Role   Lawyers   Description We are recognised as one of the UK's most forward-thinking law firms. Our success is down to excellence in our approach to our clients, our people and our business. We have a confident and coherent strategy that has been rewarded by topping the Roll on Friday 'Firm of the Year' poll for Management, Culture and Openness. We have a growing international reach, particularly in Europe but also across Asia and the US, and we are the largest member of the Osborne Clarke International organisation. We have a clear strategy for the next five years - our 2020 vision - preparing the firm for a sustainable future. The role and the opportunity The individual will provide a high quality knowledge service to support our 'Regulatory Disputes' and our broader 'Business Regulatory and Compliance' offering. Our Regulatory teams cover: Regulated Procurement & FOIA: public procurement; utilities procurement; defence and security procurement; UK-led and by EU institutions; FOIA and ICO. Health, Safety & Environment: UK and international, including crisis response following H&S incidents, internal corporate investigations and investigations by regulators, interviews, criminal prosecutions and other court hearings (including appealing enforcement notices and inquests); Advisory, including H&S policy and protocol review, advice on governance, single pieces of advice and compliance; Corporate Support, including corporate due diligence and advice on indemnities and warranties. Personal Injury defence and advice: for non-insured or self-insured corporate businesses. Product and Consumer Regulation: advice on regulatory issues at all stages of a product's journey starting from R&D, ranging through manufacture, packaging and labelling, advertising and marketing, importing and exporting, selling to consumers, dealing with faulty goods, dealing with regulators and advising on product disposal. Food Law. White collar crime: including financial regulatory, fraud and bribery. Data Protection and Cyber Security. Investigations and Crisis Management in relation to all of the above. The possible impact of Brexit in relation to the above. Location and Hours of Work We are happy to consider candidates looking to be based in any of our three UK offices (London, Reading or Bristol), with the role also involving regular travel between the offices. Due to the nature and size of the role, we are ideally looking for someone to join on a full-time basis, but are willing to consider applicants looking to work on a more flexible basis. Key responsibilities To keep abreast of global legal and regulatory trends, current and future developments in the practice areas listed above in order to: produce tailored updates for clients; support the biannual Osborne Clarke Regulatory Outlook; identify breaking news stories for clients; spot opportunities for media commentary; and identify cross-overs between regulatory issues / government policy that have general application to these practice areas and to Osborne Clarke's wider business. To organise know-how sharing, including authoring and collecting external and internal know-how, storing it in Osborne Clarke's knowledge systems, and arranging and leading know-how sharing sessions. To organise the team's legal training programme, and deliver sessions within that programme. To deal with queries from lawyers across the Firm and clients regarding current law and practice. To assist in the preparation of client seminars and client training sessions. To work closely with the Litigation Knowledge Lawyer to provide a coordinated Knowledge service to the Litigation Practice Group. To assist in the co-ordination and quality control, in conjunction with the Marketing and Communications teams, of publications/articles/press releases produced by the team for either external or internal publication. The candidate Strong theoretical, practical and up-to-date knowledge of business regulation and internal / regulatory investigations in some of the practice areas listed above (with a willingness to develop knowledge of new subject areas). Due to the demands of the role, we are ideally looking to an experienced fee earner or knowledge professional with experience spanning contentious and advisory work and gained within a leading business law firm, in-house or at a relevant regulatory body. Enthusiasm for regulatory and compliance work within a client-focused professional services environment. Excellent academics. Client-orientated approach, both internally and externally; ability to think laterally and to develop ideas in relation to business opportunities and training; appreciation of fee earner needs and constraints; commercially aware. Understands and can utilise technological solutions and innovation to deliver service internally and externally. Demonstrates behaviours expected of an experienced fee earner and team player; ability to make decisions and progress work and projects quickly without undue process; has confidence in own abilities and generates the confidence of others; a focused "doer". Understands how knowledge is acquired by the lawyer and client audience, particularly in relation to the use of digital media, and how knowledge is now delivered using online and social media tools. Strong oral and written communication skills. Enthusiasm for presenting technical legal and regulatory issues in a clear, approachable and professional way. Proven ability to research and analyse complex areas of law and regulation without supervision and to identify the key commercial issues for Osborne Clarke's clients arising out of that analysis. Enthusiastic and resourceful; pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills; flexible, pragmatic and problem-solving approach. Prior Professional Support Lawyer experience is not a pre-requisite, but a good understanding of how large law firms' Knowledge functions operate and of the wider commercial priorities of a client-focused business is a distinct advantage. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. For more information or to apply At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications. If you would like any further information about the role or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb (Recruitment Advisor) on 0117 917 3072 or emily.webb@osborneclarke.com .    Osborne Clarke is an inclusive working environment and values diversity in its workforce.  
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
We are looking for a Senior Associate (circa 4PQE+) to join our Projects team in Bristol. From a very well regarded team, you will be involved in a variety of projects; for example offering advice on primary projects and secondary market acquisitions; on assets held within funds including variations, disputes and contract interpretation;  and on developing new structures to meet the requirements of the sectors we are working for. You will be given early responsibility for building client relationships and business development whilst working in a collaborative and supportive team environment. The practice At Osborne Clarke, our Projects team offers clients high-level expertise in procurement structuring, project set-up, finance, execution and exit. We have been at the forefront of developing structures to meet the requirements of the market and have an exciting pipeline of work and opportunities we are developing. Our offering is broad. The focus of this Bristol based role is predominantly social infrastructure projects (student accommodation, hospitals, care homes, schools and social justice etc) and economic infrastructure projects (street lighting, roads, toll bridges etc.), as well as wider smart cities (including energy efficiency and decentralised energy projects), public sector outsourcing (such as defence and telecoms/broadband) and FM work across various sectors. The projects are often based on PPP/PFI/PF2 or similar, income strip or developer models/guidance/documents. There may well be opportunities to work with colleagues on energy and renewables projects (solar, AD, on and off-shore wind), but this is not the main focus of the role. With the increase in pension funds investing in infrastructure projects and the new rules on insurance company investment, we have been working with clients to devise innovative structures to drive their investments. We are also carving out a name for ourselves in various sectors, notably student accommodation and social justice, in addition to our well-known energy and renewables expertise, and we are working on a number of high profile projects in these areas and in many others. The team "They are a tightly knit unit. Their pragmatic advice is very good and it is also timely." – Chambers UK, 2015 The Projects team is split between Bristol and London with 9 Partners; 1 Legal Director; 4 Associate Directors; 6 Senior Associates; 7 Associates and 3 Trainees.  You will have the opportunity to work directly with a number of Partners in the team, reporting primarily to Chris Wade and Simon Hancock. "I joined the Osborne Clarke Projects team in August 2015. I was attracted to the quality, level and variety of work a team with a national (and international) reputation brings and I haven't been disappointed. I have been involved in a broad range of work in the short time I have been with the firm, as well as a number of business development initiatives and training opportunities.  The team is open, friendly and supportive, a perfect example of the collegiate atmosphere Osborne Clarke is known for.  Junior lawyers are able to access an assortment of training options to increase technical knowledge as well as the softer skills needed to be a great lawyer. The Partners in the Projects team are very supportive of their junior lawyers' career development and the firm has a comprehensive framework to allow you to be successful at your own pace." – Amy Dimond – Senior Associate, Projects The work We are advising consortia on a further three student accommodation DBFO projects. We are advising the preferred bidders on the separate Durham and Leicester University student accommodation DBFO projects. We advised Balfour Beatty Investments on the Sussex University student accommodation DBFO project (closed April 2017). We advised DIF on its simultaneous acquisition (from SSE plc) and refinancing of three street lighting PFI projects (closed March 2017). We are advising an infrastructure fund on two of its grouped schools PFI projects, including on value for money/PF2 efficiency savings variations, academy conversions, re-developments and health and safety issues. We are advising an infrastructure fund on an innovative Government-led refinancing. We are advising sponsors on distressed projects and defects claims across multiple sectors. An illustration of our market leading position in energy efficiency projects for the NHS, we advised Imtech Low Carbon Solutions on the Sheffield Children's Hospital energy efficiency project, procured by the Carbon and Energy Fund. Technical skills and experience You will have knowledge and experience of (public sector) infrastructure projects, which will have been gained at a well-respected firm in this field. (Experience of PPP/PFI/PF2 projects would be positively received.) As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are ideally looking to appoint someone with around 4 years PQE with a passion for this area, although we will consider those with a little more experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
Osborne Clarke London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
 "They're very good, their grasp of the technical side is excellent. They're extremely commercial, reliable, thorough and personable."– Chambers UK We are looking for a Knowledge Lawyer (KL/PSL) to join our highly regarded Financial Institutions Group. The successful individual will provide a high quality training and knowledge service to FIG and the broader Financial Services sector. The role offers the flexibility to be based in either of our London or Bristol offices. The role is intended to be full-time, but we're very happy to consider applicants looking to work part-time, 4 days a week. This is a new role, arising out of the success and growth of the FIG practice and its future vision, and is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well respected team that are market-leaders in their areas of expertise. The practice Our highly profitable FIG practice, part of the Business Transactions Group (BTG), spans 4 core service lines: Investment Funds; Payments; Consumer and Small Business Finance; and Financial Regulation.  We advise financial institutions, corporates and service providers on all aspects of the financial services environment in which they operate. We advise across the financial services market and our clients include clearing, commercial, private and investment banks, securities firms, asset and investment managers, e-money and payment institutions, and service providers. Our work ranges from pure advisory work through product launches to outsourcings and M&A. We are known for our technical excellence, but more so for our solutions-led approach which makes us a good fit for assisting clients bringing innovative products to market. Much of our practice is international in nature, driven through the increasing OC International reach. The team "I've found them excellent. We go back to their team because their response rate is fantastic." – Chambers UK, 2015 Our FIG team comprises 6 partners and 14 lawyers with 2 trainee solicitors. The team operates from two offices, in London (15 fee earners) and Bristol (7), with 4 working part-time (all 4 days a week). The team is led by an excellent, innovative group of partners. The role The position provides an excellent opportunity to join the FIG practice and the BTG Knowledge team to focus on the provision of Financial Services regulatory knowledge to FIG and the wider firm and its clients, within an established and supportive Knowledge function. The BTG Knowledge team currently comprises three Knowledge Lawyers (two Corporate Knowledge Lawyers and one Commercial Knowledge Lawyer), and is led by the Head of BTG Knowledge, who reports to the firm's Head of Knowledge. Key responsibilities will include: Assisting the FIG team in relation to regulatory change, know-how sharing and precedents ideally (to varying degrees) across the FIG team's core service lines. Keeping, and helping the FIG team keep, on top of that relevant regulatory change, including Brexit, preparing internal and client alerts/bulletins/updates. The FIG team currently publish regular newsletters on Funds and Payments. Organising our know-how sharing, including authoring and collecting external and internal know-how, storing it in OC's knowledge database and arranging and leading know-how sharing sessions. Organising the FIG team's legal training programme and delivering some of the training sessions. Developing and maintaining an up-to-date and technically excellent collection of FIG precedent documents, following an assessment of fee earner needs. Assisting in the preparation of client seminars and client training sessions and speaking at such seminars. Assisting in the co-ordination and quality control, in conjunction with the communications team, of publications/articles/press releases produced by the FS Sector and the BTG Knowledge team, for either external or internal publication. Ensuring that the wider firm is kept up-to-date on legal and practice developments in the FS regulatory field of which they should be aware. Dealing with queries from OC lawyers and clients regarding current law and practice. Assisting in the planning and delivery of OC's wider knowledge strategy and knowledge-related projects. The work By way of example, recent work by the FIG team includes: Advising Niam on its EUR800 million fund (final close January 2016), the largest Nordic opportunistic property fund, OC's largest fund formation to date Advising Illuminate Financial Management on the launch of its first fund, a £35 million fund with a VC FinTech investment focus in the US and Europe Advising Wirecard on its partnering arrangements with Vodafone for SmartPass, a contactless mobile payment solution, being launched in the UK and parts of Europe. Acting for Monitise International Limited (Monitise) on its commercial arrangements with Virgin Money plc (Virgin Money) to develop and support its Smart Account.. Advising on the sale by Broadstone Group of its wealth management and advisory businesses with £400 million AUM to Thomas Miller. Acting for Green Deal Finance Company in bringing to market the UK Government’s cornerstone 'Green Deal finance' initiative (combining the consumer credit and green deal regulatory and statutory frameworks). Advising various digital businesses and sharing economy platforms on their UK and European launches and new products, focussed around consumer credit, e-money and payments and insurance, including perimeter advice, outsourcings and various FCA authorisations. Technical skills and experience You will have strong theoretical, practical and up-to-date knowledge of the UK and European financial services regulatory regimes, ideally with experience spanning advisory and transactional/project work gained within a well-respected City or equivalent law firm, in-house or at a relevant regulatory body. You will have a client-orientated approach, both internally and externally, and an enthusiasm for presenting technical legal and regulatory issues in a clear, approachable and professional way. Due to the technical nature of the work, we are looking to a Senior Associate level qualified fee-earning (or equivalent) lawyer, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
 "They're very good, their grasp of the technical side is excellent. They're extremely commercial, reliable, thorough and personable."– Chambers UK We are looking for a Knowledge Lawyer (KL/PSL) to join our highly regarded Financial Institutions Group. The successful individual will provide a high quality training and knowledge service to FIG and the broader Financial Services sector. The role offers the flexibility to be based in either of our London or Bristol offices. The role is intended to be full-time, but we're very happy to consider applicants looking to work part-time, 4 days a week. This is a new role, arising out of the success and growth of the FIG practice and its future vision, and is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and well respected team that are market-leaders in their areas of expertise. The practice Our highly profitable FIG practice, part of the Business Transactions Group (BTG), spans 4 core service lines: Investment Funds; Payments; Consumer and Small Business Finance; and Financial Regulation.  We advise financial institutions, corporates and service providers on all aspects of the financial services environment in which they operate. We advise across the financial services market and our clients include clearing, commercial, private and investment banks, securities firms, asset and investment managers, e-money and payment institutions, and service providers. Our work ranges from pure advisory work through product launches to outsourcings and M&A. We are known for our technical excellence, but more so for our solutions-led approach which makes us a good fit for assisting clients bringing innovative products to market. Much of our practice is international in nature, driven through the increasing OC International reach. The team "I've found them excellent. We go back to their team because their response rate is fantastic." – Chambers UK, 2015 Our FIG team comprises 6 partners and 14 lawyers with 2 trainee solicitors. The team operates from two offices, in London (15 fee earners) and Bristol (7), with 4 working part-time (all 4 days a week). The team is led by an excellent, innovative group of partners. The role The position provides an excellent opportunity to join the FIG practice and the BTG Knowledge team to focus on the provision of Financial Services regulatory knowledge to FIG and the wider firm and its clients, within an established and supportive Knowledge function. The BTG Knowledge team currently comprises three Knowledge Lawyers (two Corporate Knowledge Lawyers and one Commercial Knowledge Lawyer), and is led by the Head of BTG Knowledge, who reports to the firm's Head of Knowledge. Key responsibilities will include: Assisting the FIG team in relation to regulatory change, know-how sharing and precedents ideally (to varying degrees) across the FIG team's core service lines. Keeping, and helping the FIG team keep, on top of that relevant regulatory change, including Brexit, preparing internal and client alerts/bulletins/updates. The FIG team currently publish regular newsletters on Funds and Payments. Organising our know-how sharing, including authoring and collecting external and internal know-how, storing it in OC's knowledge database and arranging and leading know-how sharing sessions. Organising the FIG team's legal training programme and delivering some of the training sessions. Developing and maintaining an up-to-date and technically excellent collection of FIG precedent documents, following an assessment of fee earner needs. Assisting in the preparation of client seminars and client training sessions and speaking at such seminars. Assisting in the co-ordination and quality control, in conjunction with the communications team, of publications/articles/press releases produced by the FS Sector and the BTG Knowledge team, for either external or internal publication. Ensuring that the wider firm is kept up-to-date on legal and practice developments in the FS regulatory field of which they should be aware. Dealing with queries from OC lawyers and clients regarding current law and practice. Assisting in the planning and delivery of OC's wider knowledge strategy and knowledge-related projects. The work By way of example, recent work by the FIG team includes: Advising Niam on its EUR800 million fund (final close January 2016), the largest Nordic opportunistic property fund, OC's largest fund formation to date Advising Illuminate Financial Management on the launch of its first fund, a £35 million fund with a VC FinTech investment focus in the US and Europe Advising Wirecard on its partnering arrangements with Vodafone for SmartPass, a contactless mobile payment solution, being launched in the UK and parts of Europe. Acting for Monitise International Limited (Monitise) on its commercial arrangements with Virgin Money plc (Virgin Money) to develop and support its Smart Account.. Advising on the sale by Broadstone Group of its wealth management and advisory businesses with £400 million AUM to Thomas Miller. Acting for Green Deal Finance Company in bringing to market the UK Government’s cornerstone 'Green Deal finance' initiative (combining the consumer credit and green deal regulatory and statutory frameworks). Advising various digital businesses and sharing economy platforms on their UK and European launches and new products, focussed around consumer credit, e-money and payments and insurance, including perimeter advice, outsourcings and various FCA authorisations. Technical skills and experience You will have strong theoretical, practical and up-to-date knowledge of the UK and European financial services regulatory regimes, ideally with experience spanning advisory and transactional/project work gained within a well-respected City or equivalent law firm, in-house or at a relevant regulatory body. You will have a client-orientated approach, both internally and externally, and an enthusiasm for presenting technical legal and regulatory issues in a clear, approachable and professional way. Due to the technical nature of the work, we are looking to a Senior Associate level qualified fee-earning (or equivalent) lawyer, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
Osborne Clarke London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
  "Osborne Clarke's Corporate Tax team is…'one of the best in the business'" Legal 500 UK We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate (up to circa 7 PQE) to join our London office (candidates with an interest in joining our Bristol office are encouraged to apply also). Our award-winning Tax team are ranked in the top tier by both Chambers and Legal 500. The team provides strategic tax advice covering a wide range of high value corporate, real estate and fund transactions, both nationally and internationally. You will be joining a successful firm with a collegiate and supportive culture, which makes it a rewarding place to work. The practice "They're very strong and pragmatic with their tax advice." Chambers and Partners UK Our Tax team is one, cross office team, based in London and Bristol. We work with Osborne Clarke colleagues and clients across our three UK offices and our wider European offices. Our Tax team enjoys a varied and quality work load, focused on providing mainly City-based clients with a high quality service. We provide our clients with tailored UK and cross-border tax strategies that help them meet their business objectives, including making tax savings and legal efficiencies. As you’d expect, we are heavily involved in transactional planning, structuring, financing and related documentation. We have a reputation for giving technically excellent advice that is commercial and user-friendly regardless of whether we are providing strategic support or working under pressure on a transaction. Find out more about our Tax practice and the clients of Osborne Clarke using this link: http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/tax/corporate-tax/   The team Legal 500 describe the team's service as ‘practical, to the point, technically sound and prompt’. The team is currently made up of two Partners: Erika Jupe and Tracey Wright, 1 Legal Director, 2 Senior Associates, 4 Associates & 1 Trainee. The Corporate Tax team forms part of the wider UK Tax group, which includes dedicated Incentives and Private Wealth teams. The UK Tax group in total is made up of 5 partners and around 15 fee earners and forms part of our wider international Tax offering. The UK Tax group benefits from two dedicated professional support lawyers and an excellent training programme. A strong commitment to individuals' career development and weekly know-how meetings ensures our Lawyers are technically excellent and enjoy a healthy team-working environment. We actively encourage and support our lawyers to gain professional tax qualifications. "I moved to Osborne Clarke in January 2015 with 2 years PQE. I was looking for a well-established tax team that would offer a wide variety of corporate tax work to keep me interested, to expand my professional experience and offer opportunities for development. OC has fulfilled this and more. My team is friendly and supportive and has good working relationships with the rest of the firm. There is a wide variety of work and you are actively encouraged to be involved in a variety of business development and training opportunities, including fostering links with our overseas teams through the OC international exchange and inter-office development days. Technical and sector-based specialisms are actively encouraged and you are given the support and space you need to develop." – Elizabeth Shanahan, Senior Associate, Corporate Tax The work Our clients include high-profile publicly listed companies, management teams, investment funds, family owned businesses, real estate investors and real estate developers. Some examples of the deals we've recently advised on and clients we act for are as follows: • Advised the management team of Odeon Cinemas on the $1bn sale to AMC Theatres, the largest cinema operator in the US.Advising Iris Worldwide Holdings Limited on the tax and other structuring of the 2015 investment by Korean listed company, Cheil Worldwide, in respect of its £50-85 m investment in Iris. • acting for Universal Health Services, Inc (“UHS“) on its £377 million acquisition of Cambian Group plc’s Adult Services Division; • advising Mitie Group PLC on the disposal of the group’s UK social care division consisting of domiciliary care and homecare businesses, Enara Group Limited and Complete Care Holdings Limited to Apposite Capital LLP, the specialist healthcare investor. • Advising M&G Real Estate on its Build to Rent transactions. • Tax structuring and transaction advice for a number of investors, operators and developers in the student accommodation sector including Campus Living Villages and Student Castle. Technical skills and experience We look for excellent academics, together with evidence of good quality training gained from a highly regarded law firm. Depending on your level of qualification, you will have the ability to provide corporate tax advice on some or all of corporate, real estate, projects, funds, finance and other commercial transactions, as well as having a demonstrable understanding of UK and cross-border tax rules and structures. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: • clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress through a well-defined career path • high quality clients and work • thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues • robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you • reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and flexible working.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
"They're a really solid firm that offers value for money given their level of expertise" – Chambers & Partners We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in Bristol.  You will have the opportunity to advise on a good spread of commercial work, spanning Technology, Privacy, IP and wider commercial projects. This is an exciting opportunity to join a top-tier Chambers and Legal 500 rated team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment.  As you progress, you will be able to choose the types of work and sectors that you wish to focus on, to build the career you want. The practice Our Commercial group provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial activity.  Our Bristol team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice. We span multiple sectors, with particular focuses in Digital Business, Retail, Energy and Transport – creating opportunities for lawyers to gain experience and involvement in a variety of sectors and to develop a focus on areas of particular interest for longer term career development. The work Our longstanding focus on the Digital Business Sector means we work with A-grade tech and comms businesses (including EE, Vodafone, Facebook and Microsoft (confidential)) and also for businesses procuring technology solutions (with regular work for the likes of Dyson, Homebase, Ralph Lauren and Dassault Systemes)). We have a great stream of work relating to developing areas of technology including online content licensing and streaming, social media, online advertising and online broadcasting. Privacy is another busy area, not just with GDPR but also with an increasing volume of cyber related work, Big Data, Analytics and general data exploitation opportunities.  We also regularly manage large IP projects and transactions for clients based in Europe, the US and Asia, providing advice on brand protection strategy, trade marks and licensing issues. Our clients include leading technology companies (e.g. Bose, Vodafone, Airbus) and we regularly assist them with IP issues at the forefront of business innovation.  You will get to work on high value, strategic commercial projects for big name brands across our sectors, too – companies like Centrica, Admiral, EE, and Arriva.  Whether it's a major outsourcing, an innovative collaboration, developing sales channels via agency or distribution networks, or a strategic, high value procurement, there will be plenty of complex, interesting commercial transactions for you to support, working closely alongside partners and senior lawyers, with plenty of client exposure. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/commercial/ The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers & Partners Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up of almost 50 lawyers in total. The Bristol team is made up of 2 Partners, 1 Associate Director, 5 Senior Associates, 4 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 paralegals. The Bristol practice is led by partner Lara Burch.  You will be working closely with technology partner Will Robertson as well as having the opportunity to work with other lawyers across the commercial team.  Technical skills and experience You will have a range of commercial law experience gained either at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice, or in-house. Within your commercial experience you will have advised on one or more of the following areas:  technology, privacy, IP, data privacy or wider commercial contracts. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for an Associate, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
Osborne Clarke Bristol, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Great quality in specialist areas..., which is hard to find outside London" – Chambers UK We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded top tier Corporate team in Bristol, particularly focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity work. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected and expanding team with the prospect of a varied and complex workload. You will have the opportunity to work on both national and international deals whilst also becoming involved in some of the South West region's most significant transactions. The practice The Bristol team provide the full spectrum of corporate services including private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, fund formation and financial services. We focus on acting for clients within the key sectors of digital business, financial services, real estate & infrastructure and energy & utilities. With clients such as large quoted companies, privately owned businesses, banks, financial institutions and private equity houses, in the last year the team have acted on over 60 deals with an aggregate value of over £2billion. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below. http://www.osborneclarke.com/expertise/service/corporate/ The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers UK The team is led by Chambers rated Alisdair Livingstone, Partner, and also comprises of 6 further Partners, 1 Legal Director, 2 Associate Directors, 4 Senior Associates, 7 Associates, 3 Trainee Solicitors and 1 Paralegal. The team also works closely with the Corporate teams in Osborne Clarke LLP's Thames Valley and London offices, meaning that the department is made up of 70 lawyers overall. The work Advised Fevertree Drinks plc on their successful £154m AIM IPO. Advised Rotork plc on the £125m acquisition of Bifold Group Limited. Advised LDC and Management on the sale of A-Gas to KKR. Advised the shareholders of Integral on the $330m sale to JLL. Advised Student Castle on the sale of a £330m portfolio of student accommodation. Advised InfraRed capital Partners on its investment in the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay renewable energy project. Advised Tribal Group plc on its £41m rights issue and disposal of Synergy business Technical skills and experience You will have gained a wide range of experience within Corporate during training at a well-respected City or National firm. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience within Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to a Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits
Osborne Clarke London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
"They have in-depth knowledge and offer commercially aware advice."– Chambers & Partners We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in London, particularly focusing on the areas of IT, technology and outsourcing. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment. The practice Our Commercial group provides leading-edge business solutions to clients, ranging from high growth start-ups to multinationals and covering the entire spectrum of commercial activity.  Our London team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice. We have considerable expertise in a range of key sectors. In the energy sector, we have advised in relation to everything from smart meter procurements, agreements for connection to electricity distribution networks, high value procurements of essential equipment such as switchgear; to advice on the legislative framework and interpretation of Ofgem licence conditions. Our premier client base across the digital business sector, where we also enjoy a fantastic reputation, includes the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, Freeview Connected, Deutsche Telekom, the BBC, Virgin Media, YouTube, ThomsonReuters, BT Vision, Facebook and Channel 4. A third area in which we enjoy a superb market niche is retail, where our expertise spans franchise and concession agreements, agency and distribution, supply arrangements and fulfilment models, and other commercial work for clients like Patisserie Valerie, Ralph Lauren, Cotswold Outdoor, Dreams and others. In the financial services sector, another field in which we have considerable strength, our typical work includes advice on complex services agreements, including agreements for the development of new financial products and panel arrangements, for clients such as KPMG, Monitise and Towergate. In particular, we have specialist expertise in “new generation” payment services, such as mobile payments (including NFC), online payments, prepaid, virtual currencies and micro-payments. To find out more about the practice, please see the link below: http://www.osborneclarke.com/services/commercial/   The team "As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers & Partners Spanning all three of our UK based offices and working closely together, the Commercial department is made up of almost 50 lawyers in total. The London team is made up of 7 Partners, 1 Consultant, 2 Associate Directors, 8 Senior Associates, 7 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 1 paralegal. The London team is led by John Buyers, partner. The work We continue to advise Vodafone on a range of important matters, including this year assisting with substantial outsourcing projects relating to their HR and Enterprise IT services. We continue to advise longstanding global software and IT client Micro Focus on a wide range of issues, including international software licenses and IT implementation agreements. This year in particular has been very exciting as we have assisted Micro Focus in a substantial licensing dispute with one of its financial services customers.  KPMG Crimsonwing Limited is KPMG's new Microsoft Azure implementation business. We were instructed by them on a major IT systems integration and outsourcing deal in relation to the management of in-cab SaaS systems for leading waste management business Biffa.  We are acting for a major Japanese bank in connection with the monetisation of various IT assets. This has involved structuring ownership of our client’s rights in the relevant assets, advising on the tender documentation and subsequent responses, as well as contractual terms for the exploitation of the IT assets. Osborne Clarke continues to advise the AA on a range of IT and commercial agreements related to its core insurance underwriting business for both motor and home insurance products. Our role includes assisting with software licensing and maintenance, for example in relation to claims handling software, on both an outsourced and on-premises basis, as well as advising on agreements for the provision of business critical data feeds - for example for the detection of insurance fraud or for property valuation). We continue to advise News UK on a wide range of commercial matters. These include challenges presented by the Publisher Advertising Transaction System (PATS) initiative, minimum spend agreements and a new long-term printing plate supply contract and print services agreements. We recently advised Admiral Group on the successful establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with MAPFRE, a listed Spanish insurance company, to explore the potential of price comparison websites in certain overseas territories, in particular the nascent Chinese market, which has recently deregulated prices. We have been advising Hyundai, one of the world’s leading motor manufacturers, this year on certain commercial issues arising out of its sponsorship of the UEFA European Football Championship. Technical skills and experience You will have knowledge and experience across Commercial matters which will have been gained at a city, national or large regional law firm recognised for its commercial law practice, or in-house. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for a Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience. Your career development Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with: clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress; high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure; thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues; robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure. Salary and benefits We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.