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Corporate Lawyer
Title: Corporate Lawyer
Category: Legal
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
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Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Practice group: Corporate

Location: Milton Keynes

The FirmOur client is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that its success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of the Firm.

Our client is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Our client is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Our client's polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

The Department

In today’s dynamic business and regulatory environment for corporate transactions, the Firm's clients need a partner with knowledge, versatility and determination to help you achieve your goals. The Firm's lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions and are located in offices across the globe in order to deliver seamless, integrated solutions to clients. Using a forward-thinking approach, our client works together with their client to create innovative solutions, helping them preserve value while managing risk.

From strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration, the Firm is by their client's side, helping them effectively and efficiently meet their business needs. This Firm's practical approach, coupled with sound, constructive and responsive advice, allows clients to navigate roadblocks at critical moments. With transactional expertise, deep knowledge of the industries in which our clients operate and far-reaching experience in advising global, national and emerging companies, this Firm maximizes its global presence and local expertise to meet client needs.

Purpose of role

The Firm's lawyers work on the full spectrum of corporate transactions, from strategic planning through due diligence to post-closing integration. The Firm is located in offices across the globe, offering seamless and integrated solutions to their clients. They now have an opportunity for an Associate to join the Milton Keynes Corporate transactional team. The successful candidate will develop their expertise in a team that advises not only entrepreneurial owner-managed business but also national household names and international businesses.

Maximising on the Firm's global presence and local expertise, you will work alongside the members of the other Milton-Keynes teams and also with colleagues in London and throughout the Firm globally, collaborating on a range of specialisms including M&A, banking and finance and private equity. You will work across a wide variety of sectors including real estate, energy, transport and infrastructure, financial services, insurance and TMT, and there may be opportunity for short-term secondment with one of the Firm's key clients.

You will maintain client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the practice. The Firm would be particularly interested in hearing from ambitious newly qualified or 4-5 year PQE lawyers, however they will consider talented candidates outside of that.


You will take a lead role on a variety of transactions across a range of sectors Build and maintain client relationships Contribute to business development Coach and mentor more junior members of the team Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the Firm externally Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent Extensive, in-depth knowledge of corporate transactions within the private equity and M&A environment Experience of corporate transactions within the ECM and corporate real estate environment is advantageousYou will ideally have experience of working with international clients in the corporate sectorYou will ideally have experience of preparing and participating in pitches to clientsAbility to work with a degree of independenceExceptional drafting skills and legal research abilityPersonal attributes

Is dedicated to exceptional client service Excellent business development ability and demonstrates market focus Strong financial and business awareness Excellent problem solving and decision making skills Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development Language Capabilities

Our client is a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to its strategy.

Equal opportunities

Our client is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.
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