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Job Title Associate - Private Funds
Department Financial Markets
Role Associate
Job Location London

Firm Introduction

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,600 people situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

The Role

We are recruiting for an Associate to play an integral part of our financial services team. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 4 years PQE in private funds work.

We are looking for a talented and technical lawyer who has the ambition and aptitude to embrace our first class client base in the asset management and financial institutions sectors and is looking to further develop their knowledge and experience of this exciting and evolving industry. In this role, you will be working on the full range of legal services related to private funds including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, clean technology, mezzanine, debt, fund of funds and all other types of illiquid asset funds both in established and emerging markets.

The role requires a confident and able networker who enjoys working and developing teams and embraces client and business development. This is a unique opportunity to join a number 1 ranked firm and great future career opportunities at the firm for the right individual who tackles this role with success.

Person Specification

  • Excellent academics.
  • Applicants will ideally have between 2 to 4 years’ post qualification experience in the full range of private funds work, including private equity funds, established and emerging markets funds, secondaries funds and fund of funds which will have been gained at another leading City practice.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.

This role will be based in our London office and a competitive salary is on offer. For further information about this role, please see the Simmons & Simmons career website.

Applications close on 16 March 2018.

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