Overview

Company description: Our Leeds Corporate team comprises a highly regarded and dedicated group of transactional and commercial lawyers with diverse skill sets. The working environment is challenging, fast-paced and dynamic and would provide an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic solicitor that feels they should be getting more out of their career, better exposure to complex issues and direct engagement with clients whilst working in a busy and collegiate atmosphere.Our corporate team advises clients on all their corporate needs including:Public company takeovers . We have one of the leading team’s in the City for public company takeovers and last year we were involved in 20% of all UK takeovers. There are three former secretaries to the Takeover Panel in our team and we provide advice to the Panel on Code related matters giving us unrivalled expertise in this high profile work;Private company M&A (both domestic and cross-border). Our M&A clients include high profile names like ABF, Barclays, BAT, bp, Britvic, Diageo, HSBC, Entain, JD Sports, Lloyds Banking Group and NatWest, many of whom have been clients for more than a decade, and we advise them on all aspects of their acquisition, disposal and joint venture strategies;Equity capital markets. This includes advice on listings, placings, rights issues and open offers on both the Main Market and AIM, advising corporate issuers and investment banks; andCorporate governance , reporting and group reorganisations. This includes all aspects of corporate governance (whether to the boards of listed companies or in complex joint venture situations), corporate reporting and all aspects of group reorganisations whether to restructure operations, release dividend blocks or prepare groups for sale.Our corporate team work alongside our market leading private equity team who advise on all aspects of investment work from initial investment deployment to bolt-on acquisitions, through to exit. The two teams share intelligence and participate in joint training. We encourage our lawyers to get a balanced work experience across all of these areas throughout their careers, and to develop their own areas of interest within specific work types or sectors.Job description: Following this track record of success, we are now looking to expand the team and are keen to engage with lawyers who have an interest or experience in M&A (Public and Private), Private Equity and/or Equity Capital Markets work.Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating transaction documentsManaging and co-ordinating transactions from initial instruction through to closing, including multi-jurisdictional deals.Maintaining contact with clients post-closing to support their ongoing legal needs.Working alongside your colleagues to further grow and develop our corporate business, including involvement in client and targeting teams, and other business development opportunities.Providing supervision and training to more junior members of the team, including trainees and paralegals.You would support the partners and lead key workstreams on mandates. You would be both positively encouraged and expected to participate fully in business development activities, with a view to supporting the future growth and development of new and existing client relationships.Required profile: Our key requirements are:You are a senior associate (5 years+ PQE)You want to join an award-winning practice that has great breadth and variety and want to expand your knowledge and skillset and develop your career at a Managing Associate level.Be a team player, motivated and keen to progress to more senior roles within AG.Be ambitious and want to help grow the international practice and take an active role in core initiatives in the firm.Have enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work, are ambitious and confident to deliver at the highest standard.Take time to fully appreciate clients’ needs and priorities ensuring their advice is meaningful, tailored, commercial and delivered with a solutions-orientated and enabling mindset.Have a commercial flair and acumen and are excited by growth and new ideas.Are details focussed, self-motivated and proactive, and confident in building enduring relationships with clients that are based on trust and high-quality service delivery.What we offer: Addleshaw Goddard is a place where you are valued, encouraged, and challenged to fulfil your potential in a supportive and collegiate environment. Our culture of improvement, growth and collaboration delivers results, drives innovation, and rewards ambition.We not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them and as such we are natural choice for FTSE100 clients and their equivalents in other markets.Our success has been built by people from the widest range of backgrounds, locations, and perspectives. We have a number of employee networks that provide space to discuss the differences that make us who we are and celebrate this at AG.Everything weve accomplished can be traced back to our people and the way we work. Our reputation is something we are proud of, and constantly invest in.Here, you’ll do high calibre work, with high-character colleagues who care for one another and our clients.Are you up for the challenge?JBRP1_UKTJ

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