Associate - Capital Markets - 3-5 PQE
THE ROLE DLA Piper's global Corporate team is one of the largest teams in the world and is perfectly positioned to support the world's leading enterprises, emerging startup companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities. In the UK, our clients benefit from access to our strong City practice, as well as a strong presence in the key commercial regional centres in Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Understanding the industry and the day-to-day issues faced by our clients is critical to our success. That is why alongside their legal experience, all DLA Piper corporate lawyers have additional industry-specific focus - whether it is Banking, Energy, Healthcare, Hospitality and leisure, Insurance, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Technology or other sectors. We are now looking to recruit an Associate/Senior Associate to join our market leading Capital Markets team in London. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Our global capital markets team represents issuers and underwriters in public equity and debt capital transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on offerings; rights offerings; listings in international markets; and offerings of investments grade and high-yield bonds. We have built a strong global platform based on deep industry knowledge in key growth sectors and access to global funding sources through relationships with the business and funding communities, including investment banks, private equity and venture capital providers and hedge funds. SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES Candidates who have between 3 to 6 years PQE, are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. In addition you will: have strong Capital Markets experience gained in a leading firm, with a focus on international work be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients be commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news have excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working • be able to work flexibly to tight deadlines within our fast moving environment have demonstrable interest in marketing and business development and a desire to help drive the practice forward be able to supervise and mentor more junior members of the team 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.