Corporate Law, min 4 yrs PQE, London

  • Trowers & Hamlins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Sep 19, 2017
Full time Corporate

Job Description

Experience level: Associate Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Practice area/Department: Corporate Location: London The Firm

Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

The Practice area/ department

The corporate department offers our clients access to a full range of corporate and commercial legal services. The team advises on private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, IPOs, re-organisations, share buy backs and corporate governance.

Working as part of a high-performing and growing team, the new recruit will advise clients operating in a variety of sectors on a diverse range of corporate and commercial matters, but with a main focus on private company M&A.

The corporate department is supported by specialists in our other departments, including banking, tax, employment and intellectual property.


We are looking to recruit an Associate into our corporate team and we anticipate that they will support our partners on a  variety of deals including but not limited to:

  • Advising on private company acquisitions and disposals – including both share and business/asset deals.

  • Advising on private company reorganisations and intra-group transfers.

  • Setting up acquisition structures including shareholders agreements/investment agreements and shareholder funding arrangements.

  • Advising on joint venture shareholders' agreements.

  • Advising on the corporate aspects of management and executive incentive packages.

  • Advising on general corporate matters including share buy-backs, capital reductions, distributions and corporate governance matters.

  • Advising on ad hoc day-to-day corporate and commercial queries from our corporate clients.

    Our new Associate would also be expected to get involved in business development activities and play a part in the ongoing development and success of the department, including:

  • Maintaining and developing client relationships.

  • Pro-active participation in department and firm-wide marketing initiatives.

Assisting with development of junior legal staff including supervising junior members of the team in their work.


The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate grade.  In particular for this role we require:

  • Commitment to exceeding client expectations

  • Drive and enthusiasm

  • Can do, hardworking and flexible approach

  • Commercial awareness

Experience and qualifications required

  • Qualified solicitor with a likely minimum of 4 years post qualification experience.

  • Directly relevant post-qualification experience gained at a recognised and busy corporate practice.

  • Proven ability to handle and progress certain matters with minimal supervision. 

  • Client-facing experience.

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