Corporate Senior Associate 4 pqe+ or Principal Associate 7+pqe



PQE: 4 years +

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Team: Corporate

Location: Edinburgh

The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team 

Our award winning national Corporate team is led by a team of partners widely regarded as leaders in their field who are regularly recommended by clients for their reputation, personalities and outstanding expertise. We work to a simple formula: a can-do ethos, firm values that are much more than words on paper, and the agility to find the best way for each individual client. 

Our Corporate team in Scotland is led by Alison Gilson and with an established practice operating across Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our Scottish team has extensive experience advising on a full range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs, private equity and venture capital fundraisers, shareholder arrangements, disposals and joint ventures.  We act for local, national and international clients across a wide range of sectors and have developed expertise working with businesses in the healthcare, technology, manufacturing, financial services and media sectors.  

The opportunity

Our Edinburgh based team is undergoing an exciting phase of growth and is seeking to appoint an additional Senior or Principal Associate. Central to our Scottish and national corporate framework, the role offers a wide range of corporate work from M&A deals, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements through to capital fundraising, compliance and corporate governance. You’ll be joining a dynamic and thriving group of individuals therefore your previous experience in managing transactions across all stages will be helpful. The role will see you take ownership as well the opportunity to assist on larger, more complex matters. 

As a key member of the team, there is scope to mentor other members of the team, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate business development initiatives. This is an integral hire for us,so this means that for the right candidate you’ll be supported take your career to next level. For more information or to apply please click Here. 

We are people centric firm and we invest heavily in developing our people by providing an innovative, flexible and supportive environment.

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