Senior Corporate Private Equity Associate (6 + PQE)

Posted 30 May 2024
Job type Permanent
Discipline Associates
Contact NameCiarán O’Connor

Job description

Our client advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies at all stages of the downstream investment cycle. They also support portfolio companies on legal issues that typically arise under private equity ownership and leveraged structures, with a particular focus on matters impacting the capital structure.

They have been ranked as a leading law firm for private equity by IFLR1000 2020 and in the top tier for leveraged buyouts and private equity law by U.S. News — Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2019.

 Their lawyers repeatedly have been listed as Leading Lawyers for private equity by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Europe and Chambers UK.

 The new hire will join the private equity team of the Corporate group, focusing their time on Private Equity transactions in the UK, Europe and globally. They are looking for an individual with 6 years' relevant post qualification experience in a top tier private equity practice in the London market or experience in a similar common law jurisdiction.


Job Requirements

 The successful candidate will have solid Private Equity experience, including some or all of drafting and negotiating locked box and completion accounts SPAs, management incentive documents (including leaver terms) and shareholders' agreements, alongside supervising junior colleagues on NDAs, engagement letters, disclosure letters, diligence reports and other ancillary documents. 

 The successful candidate will have some experience of the structuring of private equity transactions and reviewing and commenting on funds flows.  This role is well suited for a candidate who has had broad experience of Private Equity transactions and is ready to take the next step in their career into leading deals in a pro-active way, reporting directly to partners and counsel in the team and communicating with clients, while leading on the drafting of sophisticated documentation and supervising more junior colleagues on other areas of the typical private equity process.

 Excellent written communication and drafting skills are required as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative. You must also possess the skills to take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging work load within a fast paced and friendly environment.  A desire to get involved in marketing, knowhow and pro-bono initiatives is also required. A first-class academic record is essential.



 The salary reflects that of a top tier global City law firm in addition to providing a highly competitive benefits package.  As of 2021, the package includes:


  • Discretionary year-end bonus

  • Technology allowance

  • 22 days holiday and 3 personal days

  • Enhanced Family leave

  • Private medical insurance

  • Permanent health insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Interest free season ticket loan

  • Gym allowance


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