Tax Associate / Senior Associate


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London, United Kingdom

The role

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Associate to join our specialist Transactional Tax team. The successful candidate will represent clients on a wide range of high value, international and domestic M&A, joint ventures, private equity, financing and other transactions, will collaborate closely with DLA Piper’s transactional teams, and will excel at providing high-quality commercially focussed tax advice, bringing further value to deals, while allowing our team to advance transactions and meet the objectives of our clients.

This is your opportunity to become an integral member of a growing UK tax practice, forming a key hub for the global Tax Group, and to work closely with clients including major multinational corporations with high profile global brands, governments, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and hedge funds, investment and commercial banks, real estate funds and companies, sports and entertainment companies and large investors. 


  • Working as part of our highly regarded global team, our successful candidate will enjoy a broad diet of work and advise on matters including (but not limited to); 
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganisations.
  • Structuring of domestic and cross‐border business operations and supply chains.
  • Group financing structures.
  • IP development and exploitation strategies.
  • Design and implementation of domestic and cross-border tax solutions


We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 5 – 7 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.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Be either a solicitor qualified in England & Wales or Scotland, or a solicitor qualified in a Commonwealth jurisdiction with significant UK tax experience
  • Have gained tax experience working in a national or international firm
  • Possess strong technical skills, with an international awareness and focus to their work
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent academic record and the ability to manage more junior team members
  • Be able to create and deliver sustainable, high quality client service whilst also considering a client’s wider business objectives
  • Be keen to get involved in business development and help drive the UK tax practice forward
  • Be able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals 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.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.