Solicitor (Associate)

Term: Permanent
Department: Corporate
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors including Real Estate, Energy, Financial Services, Government & Public Services, Hotels & Leisure, Life Sciences, Media, Telecoms and Technology. 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 400 lawyers working with large businesses like the BBC, Pearson, Citigroup and Accenture, with government and the public sector, and also with private wealth and social enterprises as trusted advisers, providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of their needs.

We operate across our international offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Paris, London, Munich, Manchester, Palo Alto and Shanghai. The firm's revenue for 2014/15 was £113 million.

The Team

The Corporate Group acts for a wide range of clients in all industry sectors ranging from multinational companies and government enterprises to entrepreneurs.

Due to continued Firm growth we are looking to recruit a talented corporate solicitor to join this market leading team.


Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work is likely to include:

  • M&A and transactional work for UK, European and US clients
  • Experience with foreign investment and technology clients
  • Joint ventures – UK and international
  • Venture, development and early stage capital raisings for private companies (NB: there may also be the opportunity to gain some public company / capital markets experience although the group has a specialist ECM team)
  • Some private equity work for UK clients
  • Establishment of UK operations for overseas clients
  • Drafting, especially of sale and purchase agreements, joint venture, subscription and shareholder agreements
  • General corporate work
Key Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will be a qualified mid-level lawyer with 3-5 years' post qualification experience at a City law firm which is recognised for its corporate practice in some or all of the above areas of work.

In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • Familiarity with the requirements of overseas clients, particularly those located in the US and across the Asia Pac region.
  • Demonstrate M&A / private equity / venture capital and joint venture experience, particularly across various technology sub-sectors and a range of clients from start-ups to established multinational bluechips.
  • Minimum of a 2.1 (or equivalent) degree
  • Relevant ‘hands-on’ work experience, ideally gained in the UK
  • Client facing experience, gained partially through client secondment(s)
  • Proven project and time management skills
  • A confident and professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills


Salary Range               £80,000 - £95,000 per annum

Location                       London, UK

Posting Date                8 November 2017

Closing Date                5 December 2017


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.

How to Apply

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