Associate - Corporate

DLA Piper
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
THE ROLE The Scottish Corporate team advises clients on a full range of corporate related matters including Scottish, UK and international transactions. Our clients include start-ups, high growth companies, owner-managed businesses, major corporates, private equity houses and financial institutions. The team is part of a wider UK and European team and frequently acts on deals involving our worldwide colleagues, giving our clients access to one of the largest teams in the world. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES We are now seeking exceptional corporate solicitors (4 - 7 PQE) to join our Corporate team in Edinburgh. You will advise on Scottish, UK and cross border transactions including acquisitions and disposals, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, group reorganisations and general corporate/commercial work. DLA Piper will invest in your long-term future to ensure you achieve your potential. This includes top-quality work that will challenge and stretch you, regular career conversations and feedback, a clear pathway to progression, career academies at every stage of your advancement, secondments, CR and pro-bono work, an active social calendar and a market-leading salary/benefits package and bonus scheme. SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES To become a part of this team you will be: a motivated, open individual who will thrive in an environment where excellence, innovation and going that extra mile are the norm previous experience in Corporate, strong commercial awareness and the ability to give pragmatic advice are essential for this role. Our culture is vibrant and progressive. The team is friendly, supportive and encouraging. You will benefit from mentoring and "buddy" schemes and be given access to the wealth of learning, development and experience you need to grow a successful, meaningful and rewarding career. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, we would be delighted to hear from you. THE FIRM DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies. At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.