KPMG Law is seeking an experienced 7PQE+ corporate lawyer to join its expanding team in Manchester.
KPMG Law is a disrupter in legal services, offering legal advisory services combined with [new law and] technology driven offerings, and multi-disciplinary solutions, within a leading global professional services firm. The KPMG Law global network comprises over 2700 lawyers in 80+ jurisdictions.
The successful candidate will have broad experience across M&A, equity investments and joint ventures, equity incentive arrangements, corporate structuring and international business reorganisations.
The role will involve:
providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning establishing corporate structuring and reorganisations, M&A, equity investments, joint ventures and equity incentive arrangements, in each case, on a domestic and cross border basis
building relationships with other KPMG teams and KPMG clients to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions
project managing and driving projects to conclusion
training and mentoring more junior team members
What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers
an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide legal services in a different environment and manner to a traditional commercial law firm as part of fully integrated multi-disciplinary practice
commercially minded and keen to become a more rounded business adviser
a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
keen to assist with the development of junior team members
a relationship builder who can spot and develop new opportunities and client relationships both within the KPMG network and externally
high level of technical knowledge of UK corporate and contract law
intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
It is expected that the successful applicant will be an English-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 7 years’ PQE experience, gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.
The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions, and ability to supervise and develop more junior members of the team. Strong project management skills are a must.
The applicant should have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in multiple jurisdictions. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.
The successful applicant will have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a desire to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team. He/she will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events and giving internal and external presentations.