Corporate/Commercial Associate Solicitor – 1607

Salary £100,000 - £160,000
Job Type Permanent
Location Finsbury, London

My client, a Top Tier International firm, is recruiting for a Corporate/Commercial Associate Solicitor to join their firm in Finsbury, London.

The role sits within the Commercial, Outsourcing and Technology team within the Corporate Department. The team advises on a broad range of commercial agreements, outsourcing (both IT and business process), technology matters and data protection.

Whilst the team works for clients in a broad range of market sectors, their focus is on life sciences, hotels and leisure, art and transport, aligning with the firm’s strengths.

The Commercial, Outsourcing and Technology team advises both its own clients as well as clients of other departments of the firm. Whilst there is some corporate support advice provided, this tends to be done at a junior level and the majority of the team’s work is for its “own” clients. Associates are regularly asked to go on secondment and all associates who have been with the team for more than a couple of years have been on a client secondment.

Main Responsibilities

• Clear, concise and unambiguous preparation, drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, including supply and services agreements, manufacturing, distribution, agency and franchise agreements
• Managing commercial aspects of corporate transactions, including the negotiation and drafting of TSAs
• Conducting legal research using internal and external knowledge management resources
• Liaising with clients
• Developing own informal internal and external network of contacts
• Building excellent working relationships with clients and peers within the firm
• Participating in and contributing to business development and profile-raising events, such as client seminars and graduate recruitment activities

Attributes/Skills Required

• Ability to draft complex commercial agreements with minimal input from others
• Experience of IT agreements (MSAs, software development agreements) and the Life Sciences industry would enhance the strength of an application
• Background in a firm with an excellent corporate reputation
• Ability to acquire, consolidate and apply fundamental and up-to-date knowledge of the law
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Organised and able to work to strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise realistically
• Resilient with the ability to handle pressure and competing deadlines
• Cooperative and collaborative in approach and able to develop excellent working relationships at all levels and within all roles
• Ability to operate professionally and proactively at all times
• Self-aware and an active participant in self development
• Flexible, a lateral thinker
• Exhibits an understanding of the firm’s position in the market and how it distinguishes its services from its competitors

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Job Title: Corporate/Commercial Associate Solicitor - 1607
Job Reference: 1607

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