CORPORATE FINANCE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT LAWYER - LONDON
The Corporate Finance ("CF") practice is a significant part of the firm’s international Corporate practice and has been identified by the Firm as a key area for investment as it seeks to enhance its reputation in the City of London. The Corporate practice comprises some 120 lawyers including more than 35 partners.
At Pinsent Masons, CF work is broadly interpreted as doing corporate work for listed companies and investment banks and other intermediaries active in the public markets. Examples would include advising on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers and providing day-to-day advice on the Listing Rules, the AIM Rules, the DGTRs, the Prospectus Rules, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the market abuse regime. .
In the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, November 2017 the Firm is ranked second in terms of number of Stock Market clients (excluding companies listed on the Specialist Funds Market), with an impressive roster of listed companies. We also enjoy leadership positions in the number of Stock Market clients we act for in the Industrials and Oil and Gas sectors and we are the top ranked firm in terms of number of AIM clients.
This is a new and exciting role offering the opportunity to create and manage the resources and products required by a team of CF lawyers acting on, and competing for, significant mandates for clients active in the public markets. It also offers the chance to lead internal education and to contribute to publicising the team and its achievements through external opinion-forming activities.
You will report to a small team of CF partners drawn from across our UK offices and will establish good connections with both our Director of Knowledge and Innovation and with the team of Professional Development Lawyers.
Your main responsibilities will include:-
Skill set required
Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.
Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.