About the team
Like the rest of our team, we expect the person in this role will enjoy an interesting and challenging workload. We work on a wide range of projects across the specialisms covered by our group; most of our projects involve understanding and applying technical areas of law in detail. A large proportion of our work is carried out alongside non-lawyers in PwC such as tax and deals advisers. Not only does this give us access to projects that other law firms don't see, but it has helped our lawyers develop a deeper understanding of business issues and the commercial context for our advice.
Unquestionably, PwC is one of the best known businesses in the world; the PwC brand attracts top tier businesses and many of our clients are household names. Our team consists of 11 partners and directors and c40 other fee earners. The team also includes a banking and finance team and a number of trainees and paralegals.
PwC has aspirations to continue growing its Legal offering and the growth of the Corporate practice is a significant part of these plans.
About the role
Being a small and busy team, there is a variety of work and there is the opportunity to get involved in technically challenging projects for high profile clients in a meaningful way where you are valued and given responsibility within a suitably supported learning framework.
Typical projects which the relevant person will get involved in might include corporate group reorganisations (domestic and international), joint ventures, shareholders agreements and LLP deeds, mergers and demergers, sales and purchases of privately owned businesses, advising on returns of value to shareholders (share buybacks and other returns of capital), advising on VC and PE investment rounds and capital raisings, private placements, growth capital, pre and post-sale advice and management and wider employee incentive plans.
The successful candidate(s) will be energetic, enthusiastic and keen to embrace the challenge of turning their hand to many different types of corporate work rather than doing similar deals time and time again. The nature of working so closely alongside professionals in PwC's various teams across London and the regions, as well as worldwide, leads to an incredibly diverse range of work that the team is asked to assist with. –We also have team members out on secondment to high profile clients in the UK and overseas.
A high level of technical competence is expected as well as knowledge of the mechanics of corporate transactional work.Each member of the team is encouraged to develop relationships with clients and with the professionals in PwC with whom we work on a daily basis. You will be expected to run certain matters under the supervision of one of the Corporate partners or directors and to work closely alongside the other fee earners in the team. Organisational skills and the ability to take on significant levels of responsibility on transactions will therefore be key attributes. A desire to network and build relationships within PwC and with clients is also important.
Essential skills and experience
Who we’re looking for
Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction.Excellent academic background.
A solid general corporate law and private company M&A background.
Experience of intra-group corporate and business structuring work.
An interest in working in a variety of corporate areas.
Strong client service skills.
Significant experience following qualification
Primarily a team player but also able to work under own initiative.
Clear, articulate and confident in written and verbal communication skills.
Willingness to get involved in business development and networking activities
We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.
The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity