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Associate/Managing Associate - Corporate & Commercial
Mishcon de Reya LLP
1.0km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00221
Location
1.0km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Law Practice
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Law Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • COMMERCIAL LAW
  • START-UPS
Description:

Mishcon's Innovation Department combines lawyers who have market-leading expertise in areas including Data, IP, Competition, Technology, Betting & Gaming, Sport and Commercial contracts and brings them together with non-legal specialists in areas such as Data Science, AI, Cyber, Digital Transformation and Brand Management.
Our clients range from small start-ups seeking to disrupt existing categories or occupy a completely new space, to global operations looking to exploit emerging opportunities or fundamentally transform entire parts of their business.

Businesses such as these need advisors who speak the language of innovation, can deliver at speed, and bring a commercial perspective to every situation - all underpinned by a huge depth of experience. We resolve disputes, protect ideas and help our clients navigate constantly evolving regulatory landscapes.

The Innovation Department is made up of the following Divisions:
• IP & Competition (comprising the IP Disputes, Brands and Competition Groups)
• Commercial, Technology, Data and Sport
• Betting & Gaming

This role will be in the Commercial, Technology, Data and Sport group.

The Role

The ideal candidate will be a corporate/commercial lawyer who has a keen interest in advising tech start-ups and has experience of advising entrepreneurial businesses, in particular advising in fundraising. They will work alongside Andrew Wolfin, Partner, who is the lead for M:Tech, Mishcon de Reya's legal mentoring programme for early-stage tech companies.

We are seeking a lawyer who has experience of fundraising, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, corporate arrangements and a broad range of commercial and contractual matters.

Skills/Experience

We are seeking candidates with "hands on" experience who possess the following attributes:

• Experience advising founders and entrepreneurs, tech start-ups and SMEs, in particular on fundraising.

• 3-6 years' post qualification experience

• Experience of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements and complex commercial contracts.

• To be able to manage a diverse portfolio of client work allocated by the partner and other lawyers within the Group and the wider firm.

• To ensure that all client work is progressed in a timely fashion and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and costs.

• At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner.

• To demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal skills in order to meet the drafting and presentation aspects of the role.

• To demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritising skills to meet the demands of challenging and commercial internal and external clients.

• To achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording.

• To maintain clear communication links with colleagues in the Firm.

• To ensure good working relationships with colleagues, clients and external organisations.

• To take responsibility for and attend to self-development.

• To take a keen interest in undertaking business development activities both internally and externally.

Skills/Attributes

• Excellent team player.

• Pragmatic and commercial.

• Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Excellent organisational skills.

• Ability to manage own workload effectively.

• Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Resilient and calm under pressure.

• Adaptable and flexible approach.

• Pro-active and takes initiative.

Key skills:
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Law Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • COMMERCIAL LAW
  • START-UPS
Competitive salary

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Flexi-Time
Compressed Hours
Agile Working
Flexibility:
Workload
Phased Retirement
Flexibility:
Workplace
Hybrid Working (Office / Home)
Work From Home (WFH)
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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