"They are consistently impressive and very helpful." – Chambers & Partners
We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded Commercial team in the Thames Valley, focusing on high value commercial contracts and advertising law work. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Chambers and Legal 500 rated team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment.
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 Thames Valley team has a strong reputation with large global clients requiring sophisticated cross-jurisdictional advice.
We have considerable expertise in a range of key sectors, including energy, healthcare, transport, telecoms and financial services and particularly digital business. Other areas of strength include retail and manufacturing. We are known for our outstanding expertise in advising on highly complex commercial contracts across these sectors. 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.
This role will also have a focus on advertising, marketing and sponsorship work. In this space we act for an impressive roster of advertiser, agency and media-owner clients, such as Facebook, Expedia, WeightWatchers, Oath and News UK.
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"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 Thames Valley Commercial team is currently made up of 1 Legal Director, 1 Senior Associate, 2 Associates, 1 Trainee Solicitor and 2 Paralegals and it is actively expanding. The team is led by Anna Williams who is recognised in the legal directories and industry for her focus on advertising and sponsorship work as well as her focus on digital business clients.
You will have the opportunity to work on projects in various sectors, with the ability to choose the areas in which you would like to develop your expertise. Examples of recent projects are:
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. In particular you will have strong drafting skills, ideally have experience of advising on a range of commercial contracts, privacy matters and adverting work, and be able to provide concise, commercial advice to clients whilst really getting to know their sector as well as their business. 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:
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 in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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