We are currently seeking an ambitious and talented corporate private
equity associate looking for a challenging and rewarding new role. The
role will involve:
advising and supporting leading PE sponsors and other financial
investors, along with their portfolio companies.
developing relationships with clients, including understanding
their businesses, economic drivers, markets and sectors in order to
deliver relevant and commercial advice and contribute to growing the
relationship and winning further work.
engaging in business development activities, and being active in
the promotion of the firm and seeking opportunities for new work.
working as part of a team and taking an active role in sharing
knowledge and experience.
Our associates are given regular and direct contact with clients,
with a culture based on being given the level of responsibility that
they are ready for, rather than a PQE-based method of work allocation.
There are regular opportunities for secondments with clients.
Posting to other offices under the firm's associate transfer
programme is also a possibility.
The Corporate department provides skilled M&A (public and
private), capital markets, private equity, projects, reorganisations,
and financial services advice, alongside traditional company law,
board level compliance, and corporate governance support, to a wide
range of clients, including listed PLCs, financial institutions, and
major multinational corporates. Our practice is broad, and much of
what we do is cross - border.
The London Corporate team has over 150 fee earners and business
professionals and we work across 6 key industry groups: (i) Consumer
Goods & Retail, (ii) Energy Mining & Infrastructure, (iii)
Financial Institutions, (iv) Healthcare, (v) Industrials,
Manufacturing & Transportation, and (vi) Technology, Media and Telecoms.
Our key differentiator is that we are lawyers who collaborate across
borders, markets and industries around the globe. Our lawyers embrace
new ideas and emerging technologies to give businesses confidence in
these uncertain times. Our clients include nearly all of the world's
100 largest public companies and more than three-quarters of the
The private equity team is an integral part of the Corporate
department, advising classic private equity funds and infrastructure
funds on acquisitions and divestments, typically with a cross-border dimension.
Key Skills and Experience Required
A qualified lawyer with excellent academics credentials at
mid-level ( 2-4 years of post-qualification experience)
Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience
Excellent written communication and drafting skills
Initiative and proactivity
Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture
Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take
responsibility for this relationship
High work standards
Flexible work practices
Outstanding communication skills and the ability to adapt style as required
Ability to work well in both a team and individually
A keenness to learn
Respect for and enjoyment of the diversity of cultural, social and
academic backgrounds found in the Firm
Why Join Us?
Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise
many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations
through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does
not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their
role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest
standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave
in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
In London you will be part of a 950 person office, which is also our
largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie
London is well established in the UK as a leading international law
firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most
high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and
experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office
environment that is hardworking, friendly and supportive.
The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of
recent awards, including:
Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application
process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have
reviewed your application. If you are unable to apply online, please
contact the Recruitment Team on either 020 7919 1000 or Recruitment.London@bakermckenzie.com
For more information about this position or to discuss any
adjustments you may require during the process please contact in
confidence, David Roberts, Recruitment Manager, on 020 7072 5752 or David.Roberts@bakermckenzie.com
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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
As the first truly global law firm, diversity and inclusion are
foundational to our culture and strategic vision. We are a Firm of
individuals from across the globe with different backgrounds, ideas,
and points of view who collegially work together to solve complex
problems and design practical solutions for our clients. Our multiple
perspectives come from many sources, including the diverse ethnicity,
culture, gender, nationality, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, disability, parental status, education,
social background and life experience of our people.
Our global strategy is focused on our people, our culture, our
clients and the communities where we operate. In 2019 we enacted
ambitious new targets related to gender, racial and ethnic diversity
at the Firm. These targets are viewed as a floor, not a ceiling, to
advancing underrepresented groups, and they are backed by a variety of
strategic initiatives aimed at achieving our goals. Our strategic
vision is supported in London by six active employee led networks
which champion diversity, lead on a number of internal campaigns and
deliver a range of activity to celebrate differences in identity,
inclusion, and key dates throughout the year including: LGBT+ History
Month, International Women's Day, International Trans Day of
Visibility, Mental Health Awareness Week, Pride, Black History Month,
Social Mobility Week, International Day of Disabled Persons and many more!
Baker McKenzie London has been accredited by Disability Confident,
joining over 18,000 organisations that have signed up to help change
behaviours and cultures in businesses, networks and communities and
reap the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.