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Associate - Private Equity

  • £170000 - £180000 per annum
  • City of London, London
  • Permanent

Are you a talented Private Equity Associate with 6 months-1 year PQE, looking to join a large, progressive PE team? Progress your legal career in this Top 10 US law firm, best known for big-ticket transactional work in the upper market.

The Firm

From their US origins to a global powerhouse - this international law firm is a juggernaut of a firm best known for big-ticket transactional work. The firm was among the first to secure an early-bird ticket to reach over $1B annual revenue. Their innovative, collaborative culture and unparalleled legal expertise have led their meteoric growth to expand further since; now, a Top 10 US firm in London. Their global footprint spans across over 20 offices in 4 continents, representing a broad spectrum of clients including Europe's largest companies, financial and government entities, private corporates, and MNCs.

The firm is situated in the upper/premium market; there are recognised for their unique mix of the US and English law advice and excellence in M&A, Private Equity, Insurance Transactions, Investment Funds, International Arbitration/Litigation, Employment & Banking. You can expect a wealth of ultra-high value transactions and complex cross-border cases in this firm. Fuelled by their exponential growth in the number of associates throughout the decades; the firm expanded their services to clients, including restructuring, finance, real estate, and securities litigation that dominated the legal sector in Europe and Asia-pacific.

The firm's financial metrics are generally significantly above most of its elite competitors. Their London office generates one of the highest revenues among US firms. Joining this firm, you can expect a generous remuneration package aligning to the Cravath scale.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a Private Equity Associate (6 months - 1 year PQE) to join this Top 10 US firm in their City of London office.

The London PE team is a juggernaut and excels in the high value deals space. They are ranked as the leading law firm for private equity by Chambers Global, US and UK and the practice is top tier for leveraged buyouts and PE.

The Private Equity team require a mid-level associate with UK market experience that can immerse themselves in working alongside a pioneering team focusing on high-value cross-border private equity transactions.

The Work

Joining the Private Equity team, you'll be focusing your time on working with portfolio companies owned by Private Equity sponsors primarily in the UK, US and Europe.

The team are looking for one individual with 6 months -1 year relevant post qualification experience in a corporate team, preferably in the London market or experience in a similar common law jurisdiction (although those with less or more relevant experience will be considered on their merits).

Preferably, experience will have been gained in a private equity practice group.
To be successful in this role, you will have solid knowledge of Private Equity and be looking for an opportunity to move into a less transaction focused role within the private equity team.

In this role you will report directly in to a partner in the team, be keen to have more responsibility for your own clients, and be excited to manage the team's portfolio company relationships to ensure that the service they receive is top standard.

You will work alongside other attorneys of similar PQE, who will be available to further explain the role as part of the interview process.
6 months - 1 year post-qualified experience in a top tier private equity practice in the London market

This is an excellent opportunity for a Private Equity Associate with 6 months - 1 year PQE, to join this Top 10 US law firm in London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Alex Rollinson at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.

Alex Rollinson Headhunter- London City

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