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Associate - Corporate (ECM)
Our Corporate team operates across the firm's network of offices in
Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our clients encompass national and
multinational corporations, global financial institutions, asset
managers and investment funds, governments and regulatory bodies. We
combine our transactional expertise with in-depth sector experience
focusing on Financial Institutions, Asset Management & Investment
Funds, Life Sciences, TMT and Fintech.
In the UK our Corporate team currently comprises 17 partners and over
50 fee earners and focuses on the following core areas:
M&A, public and private;
Equity capital markets (including US Securities);
Private equity, asset management and investment funds;
Joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings; and
Corporate governance, compliance and advisory.
The UK Corporate team has two partners, Colin Bole and Jamie Corner,
who focus exclusively on ECM. Colin has been at Simmons & Simmons
for over 10 years since joining from the London office of a magic
circle firm. Jamie joined Simmons & Simmons in Autumn 2020 from
the London office of a leading Wall Street firm to support the
continued growth of the practice. The wider ECM team includes a
fully-integrated, London-based US securities law practice led by
partner Charles Hawes, who has been at Simmons & Simmons for over
18 years since joining from the London office of a leading Wall Street
firm. Charles is supported in London by counsel Andrea Tompkins who
joined Simmons & Simmons in 2019 from the London office of a magic
circle firm. The ECM team is also supported by and works closely with
our market-leading, sell-side Financial Services Regulatory practice
led in the UK by Charlotte Stalin, Penny Miller and Alex Ainley.
We are seeking to recruit two ECM-focused and experienced associates
at Associate (0-4 PQE) / Supervising Associate (4-7 PQE) level, to
join our UK Corporate team.
Candidates will be ambitious and self-starting and be looking to join
a team that seeks to be recognised as one of the leading ECM practices
in London. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the practice
at a pivotal moment in our growth story and in the UK ECM landscape generally.
We are a close-knit, collaborative and collegiate team of recognised
ECM specialists who work together across all of our key ECM client
relationships. Our UK ECM practice is predominantly bank-side
focused, but we also act for an increasing number of listed corporate issuers.
You will also work with other Corporate and Capital Markets partners
and associates in London, Bristol and internationally, as part of a
collegiate and supportive international team.
The successful candidates will:
have significant UK ECM / Listing Rule sponsor transaction
experience for their PQE, having worked within a Corporate or
Capital Markets practice with a reputation for UK ECM, and a desire
to focus on ECM;
have a positive outlook, good energy and be able to see and grasp
the ECM opportunity and the potential to further develop themselves
at Simmons & Simmons;
be intellectually curious and pride themselves on service
excellence, responsiveness and exceeding expectations; and
share the team's values (i.e., demonstrate ambition and
entrepreneurial spirit / thrive on being challenged / be committed
to the team and to our clients / think creatively / enjoy working collaboratively).