Corporate Law, 3-5 yrs PQE

  • Watson Farley & Williams
  • London, UK
  • Oct 03, 2018
Full time Corporate

Job Description

QE: 3-5
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday-Friday; 9:30am - 5:30pm)
Reports to: Head of Corporate Group
Department: Corporate
Location: London
The firm

Watson Farley & Williams was established in London in 1982 and is an international law firm dedicated to client care, legal excellence and investment in its people.  The firm has offices in Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, London, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome and Singapore.

The firm has seen rapid expansion in size and geography.  Having started as a maritime law firm, in which it remains pre-eminent, the firm is today recognised for its specialist focus on five core sectors: Energy & Infrastructure, Maritime, Natural Resources, Real Estate and Transport in which it provides a full suite of services including finance, corporate, dispute resolution, tax, employment and regulatory.

The department

The lawyers in our International Corporate Group provide transactional and advisory services across a range of markets and industry sectors, concentrating on these that we are best known for.

Our lawyers assemble, negotiate and conclude complex and often market-leading transactions for a broad array of clients including international and domestic issuers, investment banks and corporate financiers, private equity and other investment funds, public and private companies and private individuals.

The range of matters on which we advise is equally broad and includes corporate finance and securities transactions, M&A, private equity, and venture capital, strategic alliances and projects as well as providing general corporate advise and advising on commercial agreements.

Role overview

Due to a strong pipeline of existing and new client work, the Corporate Group is looking to expand its capability in the London City office. The successful candidate will join a highly ranked and expanding group at a firm noted for its international platform. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Associate to undertake top quality work in a supportive, market leading team.

Skills and experience – essential

We would be interested in speaking with 3-5 years PQE lawyers who:

  • have qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales

  • ideally have 3-5 years post qualification experience working within the corporate department of a City or International law firm

  • have proven technical legal skills in corporate transactions, ideally in one or more of our relevant industry sectors

  • have the experience and ability to operate autonomously

  • have a hands-on, flexible attitude to providing high quality client service

  • fit into the Firm’s culture of being dynamic, enterprising, creative, cosmopolitan and hard-working.

  • Income Protection Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after three years service
  • Subsidised staff restaurant
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • £250 annual sports club contribution
  • Private medical insurance