This is an excellent opportunity for a mid-level associate with two
to five years of international trade (export controls, sanctions,
customs, free trade agreements, foreign investment, anti-dumping
and/or WTO) experience to join a team which is recognised as one of
the leading international trade law teams in the UK, and one that
gives pragmatic, commercial advice in a business-friendly way.
We can offer a broad breadth of work and the successful candidate
will be involved in and have a focus on international trade, as well
as the opportunity to work on anti-bribery and corruption and product
regulatory matters. This role would suit someone who, in addition to
the technical skills, has the ability to drive the business forward
and develop strong client relationships.
The London team are an integrated part of the Firm's Global
International Commercial and Trade group which is located across 67
offices and is the second largest in the world.
Advising clients on a wide range of matters, with a particular
focus on customs, export controls and sanctions work but with the
opportunity to be involved in anti-dumping, WTO, product regulatory,
anti-bribery, corruption and foreign investment matters. Associates
work in a collegiate environment for a range of partners and can
expect a good variety of work.
Developing relationships with clients including gaining a good
knowledge of the client's businesses, economic drivers, market and
sector requirements in order to ensure advice is relevant and commercial.
Regular and direct contact with clients, with a culture based on
associates being given the level of responsibility they are ready
for, rather than a PQE based method of work allocation.
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 including assisting with the supervision
of more junior lawyers' work, and taking an active part in sharing
knowledge and experience with the team.
There are regular opportunities for secondments with clients. Posting
to other offices under the firm's associate transfer programme is also
We are one of the few premium teams to provide day-to-day advice on
the full spectrum of international trade law. Our experience
encompasses export controls, sanctions, customs, free trade
agreements, anti-dumping/ WTO, product regulatory, anti-bribery &
corruption and foreign investment review.
Our global team helps navigate shifting trade policies worldwide with
precision and ease. We have the systems and standards — as well as
more than 240 commercial and trade lawyers and professionals — to
carry out the most complex, cross-border compliance strategies.
We are also regarded as the leading international trade team in
London. We have an extremely broad client base and our ability to
provide advice of the highest quality reflects a close working
relationship with our colleagues globally.
Key Skills and Experience Required
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the
majority of the following:
A qualified lawyer with excellent academics credentials
Current experience in the International Trade department of a
First rate technical skills needed to support the client work of
Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience
Excellent written communication and drafting skills
Initiative and proactivity
Maturity and gravitas
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
Respects and enjoys 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 74 offices in 45 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 1,000 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:
Thomson Reuters (formerly Acritas' Sharplegal) Global Elite Law
Firm Brand Index, 2010- 2022 - ranked 1st
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2021-2022: currently ranked 52nd
Thomson Reuters ranked the Firm No. 1 for cross-border deals for
the last 12 years. More than 70% of our deals are cross-border.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Firm was ranked first for deals
with emerging market involvement, by both number of announced and
Law360 ranked the Firm as one of the 400 Largest US Law Firms in
in its annual survey in 2020.
Identified as one of the Hall of Fame for best law firms for women
by Working Mother magazine, 2011-2021.
Received a a Gold Award in Stonewall's Global Workplace Equality
Index of Top Global Employers for LGBTQ+ Inclusion.
Ranked as one of the Top 20 Employers in the 2023 Social Mobility
Received Double Certification for earning top marks in the 2022
Corporate Equality Index and Equidad MX of the Human Rights Campaign
Winner of the Europe Mentorship Programme - International Firm
award in the Euromoney Women in Business Law Europe Awards 2021
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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!
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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.