Tax Associate (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Tax Group
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Firm was named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017 then again in 2018 at the Prestigious Legal Business Awards.

The Team

Fieldfisher's growing tax and structuring group is a friendly and open team, operating at a high level whilst retaining a healthy respect for work life balance.

The Group advises on all taxes and we work with our clients to structure their transactions and reorganisations efficiently. Our clients span the firm's specialist sectors. They range from multinational groups through to high-net-worth individuals.  This mix brings variety to the corporate tax role.

Few law firms contain a tax group of our breadth and depth. Our wider group comprises 8 partners and 10 other specialist lawyers who advise on tax matters.  The tax partners are highly experienced, but also down to earth and hands-on.

Due to growth we are seeking a highly capable and flexibly minded candidate who will be able to work with our corporate tax partners and for whom we can offer an appealing level of responsibility together with good training and development opportunities. 

Responsibilities

The role will involve working with and gaining valuable experience across the key areas of our busy and profitable corporate tax practice:

(a) Transactional, M&A and Corporate finance

(b) Real Estate and Finance

Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with UK law experience
  • Solid experience of the above
  • Strong academics
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good team player
  • Confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Ability to build good client relationships
  • Strong problem solving skills

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.