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Corporate Associate

£125000.00 - £150000.00 per annum excellent benefits
City City of London

Managing this Role


Maxwell Duffen

Headhunter - Reading, Oxford, Kent, Sussex
0203 865 2113

This Magic Circle international law firm is looking for a Corporate Associate, 2 years PQE, to join its City of London team and enter a high-performing team.

The firm

This Magic Circle law firm is considered one of the world's leading professional services businesses, with over 25 offices across the globe, this firm is the proud recipient of multiple accolades across the Legal 500, Chambers, Times, Financial Times, and Thomas Reuters as well as numerous other publications.

They have been mentioned as the law firm of the year, as well as being highly-regarded within the Energy, Financial, Corporate, TMT, Employment, Litigation, and Construction sectors.

With offices spread across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Asia-Pacific, Australia, North & Central America, Africa, and South America, they truly are far-reaching global experts; however, they are often praised for their local market undertaking, operating as one global team, under a 'one-team' approach, meaning each member benefits from these global connections.

Due to their stature internationally, they have a number of key clients and large institutions in their client portfolio. This firm has grown through a mixture of natural growth and amalgamation of leading practices from the world; however, it has never lost its core values.

Their vision for the next decade is clear cut and this firm have no plans on slowing down on their growth. With this comes every opportunity for a vast arrange of international work and international secondments. Due to their ever-focussed innovation, they are one of the big tech firms and you will never be far away from the vast growing tech empires within the legal sphere.

The Role

  • The Corporate practice is divided into three groups with around 10 partners in each. As an associate, you will potentially work with any of the partners in your group and also those from elsewhere, giving you the opportunity to see a wide range of working styles and strategic approaches.
  • The groups all act for a broad range of clients and handle a variety of types of work rather than specialising in one small area. This leads to more regular client contact and greater involvement in clients' broader business interests. You will therefore be in a position to build very strong client relationships from a very early stage of your career and to be involved in both the legal and commercial decision making at some of the largest commercial organisations in the world.
  • Within this role you will be advising on the legal and commercial aspects of a wide range of Corporate and Commercial matters including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing. As well as, advising on the legal and commercial aspects of the full range of equity-related capital market transactions including initial public offerings and equity-related secondary issues and offering


  • You will be a Corporate lawyer, 2 years PQE, with experience dealing with cross-border M&A matters preferable.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience in business development.

What's on offer?

  • Market-leading salary and excellent benefits with clear and structured progression paths.
  • A flexible and friendly working environment and a supportive team culture
  • Exposure to large, high-profile UK and international tax issues.
  • Extensive business development support and training giving you the chance to develop client relationships from early in your career.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Corporate Associate, 2 years PQE, to join a Magic Circle firm with one of the most prestigious practices in the City.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to call for a confidential conversation.