Corporate Lawyer, Birmingham (no agencies)

Field Fisher
17 Jan 2019
25 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Term: Permanent Department: Corporate Location: Birmingham 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, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media. Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams. Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders. 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. Our network has more than 1000 people working across 20 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, D??sseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley. In 2017, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards. 2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2018. Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for 'New Business and Service Delivery Models' at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. Fieldfisher also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017. The Team The corporate practice represents a wide range of international clients in a variety of industries ranging from food to high tech, media, telecoms, construction and engineering. They have also represented many offshore structures on the sale and acquisition of assets and businesses in the UK. We are seeking to recruit a talented corporate solicitor to join this market leading team. Responsibilities Working closely with the partners and involving high levels of direct client contact, the work will include: * Mergers and acquisitions * Establishment of UK operations for overseas clients * Drafting, especially of sale and purchase agreements, subscription and shareholder agreements * Group structuring and restructuring * Joint ventures * General corporate work Key Skills & Experience * Experienced qualified lawyer. * Corporate M&A experience. * Relevant 'hands-on' work experience * Proven project and time management skills * A confident and professional manner 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.