Legal consultant - corporate and M&A

Allen & Overy LLP
South East England
08 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Who we are and what we do

Peerpoint is Allen & Overy's global consultant lawyer business. We're not an alternative career path, we're the enlightened career path for the forward thinking and self-directed. Ours is a new way to amplify your talents and ambitions through the highest-level client work, access to a global network of experts and tailored-to-you resources (including PI insurance) - all designed to support and stretch you as an individual.

The career you want without compromise

You want to define your goals; you want to direct your path. But carving out your career your way doesn't mean going it alone - or compromising career quality for greater choice or control. With Peerpoint, you access the highest-level legal work and clients, actively supported by a global community of experts and resources. We're not just behind you; we're ambitious for you.

We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there's a good chance we can provide you with consistent work on an on-going basis. We can't guarantee work but we're every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.

Join us

We are currently building a leading position in the areas of expertise set out below. If you are a highly-skilled and self-driven lawyer with top tier technical experience in these areas then we are keen to hear from you:

M&A and restructuring
General corporate advisory
Equity capital markets including IPOs

Key requirements:

Outstanding academic credentials
Training from a top tier law firm with strong technical knowledge and experience in your area of expertise
Experience of working in an in-house legal team at leading financial services institutions/corporates preferred (directly or as a secondee)
Self-starter with a commitment to building a career as a consultant
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels, building strong relationships internally and externally
Client service-focused, with exemplary client service ethic and commitment
Strong commercial/business acumen
Adept at leading or working within complex multi-functional, multi-national project environments
Advanced organisational skills and diplomacy
Resilient, adaptable, autonomous and highly credible
Drive to achieve at a high level while working as a consultant

More variety. More control.

There really is no limit to the diversity of high-level clients and work open to you. Our client team works closely with you to understand your goals and ambitions, and what you want to achieve with each role.

Client assignments span maternity leave or senior manager cover, stepping into a team to cover their general needs and working on major transactions or regulatory change projects. Assignments range between two to six months I duration and tend to require you work a minimum of four days a week. After each assignment, it's up to you how much time you take off between assignments.

You can also work within Allen & Overy on an ad-hoc basis, supporting teams when needed or joining them for fixed periods to work on a deal.

Examples of recent assignments

Transactional lawyer working in A&O's corporate team on a divestment on a global scale by a TMT corporate
Project support on a ring-fencing project in the UK
Transactional lawyer focused on complex capital raisings

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