Knowledge Development Lawyer (m/f/d) – Corporate / M&A

Knowledge

Job Reference

2709

Function

Knowledge

Category

Lawyers

Location

Cologne, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Munich, Germany

The role

Would you like to become part of DLA Piper’s international Corporate Group? And join us in sharing our collective knowledge and skills and training our teams to deliver high quality service on major international corporate mandates?
We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our International Corporate Knowledge team as a Knowledge Development Lawyer (m/f/d) in full-time at our office in Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main or Munich.
Reporting to our Head of Knowledge for the Corporate Group (based in the UK), you will work closely with our established Corporate Knowledge team and our partners and fee earners both in Germany and across our international practice.

YOUR TASKS

  • Identifying, developing and maintaining the knowledge resources required for the corporate practice both in Germany  and across the international practice to deliver high quality services to its clients efficiently (including standard documents, automated documents and technical legal/practical know-how guidance). Co‑ordinating and driving lawyer contribution to standard document development and related knowledge development activity.
  • Supporting the existing comprehensive training programmes (both in Germany and across the international practice), which will include preparing and updating training materials, delivery of some training sessions, and supporting our partners and lawyers to develop and deliver training.
  • Capturing and promoting sharing of expertise, market trends and the practical experience of our lawyers, and developing appropriate best practice.
  • Ensuring that lawyers are kept aware of legal and market practice developments, providing analysis of the impact of significant developments and how they will affect the Corporate Group’s business and its clients.
  • Working with the professionals in our Legal Service Delivery team (including Process Improvement, Legal Project Management, Legal Technology, IT and Resource Management) to help develop and promote best practice in our transactional processes and in the adoption and use of appropriate tools and technology.
  • Interfacing with the Group’s Marketing and Business Development team to provide legal input into client-facing initiatives and tools.

YOUR PROFILE

  • Experienced corporate lawyer, with recent experience in M&A and ideally, either corporate reorganisations or private equity.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Excellent drafting, research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organised and able to co-ordinate and deliver projects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and willingness to connect, influence and collaborate in a multi-cultural environment across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Experience of developing knowledge resources and delivering training would be helpful, but not essential.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Currently working in practice or already have some Knowledge development experience would be an advantage.

OUR OFFER

  • An exciting, international and varied working environment in which values such as diversity and inclusion are not just empty words but are lived and practiced.
  • Space to actively design tasks within the team.
  • Further training opportunities as part of our DLA Piper Academy.
  • Mobile working and offers for childcare and caring for relatives for a good work-life balance.
  • Wide range of benefits, including travel expense allowance, lunch allowance, company fitness and Bitkom discounts.
  • Our offices, modern workplaces in a central location, offer a free selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, various snacks and a range of hot and cold drinks every day.
  • Team events, summer and Christmas parties.

We look forward to receiving your application for a position as Knowledge Development Lawyer (m/f/d) at DLA Piper via our careers page www.dlapipercareers.de.

DLA Piper UK LLP
HR Contact: Anna Huthmacher (Recruitment Specialist)
Augustinerstr. 10, 50667 Köln │T +49 221 277 277 786

ÜBER UNS

DLA Piper ist eine internationale Rechtsanwaltskanzlei mit Büros in mehr als 40 Ländern in Europa, Nord- und Südamerika, dem Nahen Osten, Afrika und dem asiatisch-pazifischen Raum. Zu unseren Mandanten gehören aufstrebende Unternehmen und multinationale Konzerne, aber auch Staaten und öffentliche Institutionen. Dank unserer globalen Aufstellung gelingt es uns, sie weltweit bei allen rechtlichen Fragestellungen mit exzellenter anwaltlicher Beratung zu unterstützen, die durch innovative Lösungen Werte schafft.

UNSERE WERTE

Im Umgang mit unseren Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern, Mandanten und der Öffentlichkeit folgen wir unseren Werten:

  • Be Supportive – Wir sind mitfühlend und integrativ, handeln rücksichtsvoll und schätzen Vielfalt
  • Be Collaborative – Wir sind leidenschaftliche Teamplayer und setzen uns für unsere Gemeinschaft ein
  • Be Bold – Wir sind furchtlos und neugierig, setzen uns hohe Ziele und finden kreative Lösungen
  • Be Exceptional – Wir denken strategisch und haben den Willen, Anforderungen und Erwartungen zu übertreffen

VIELFALT UND INKLUSION

Vielfalt und Inklusion sind Ausdruck unserer Werte und Grundlagen unserer Zusammenarbeit. Wir wissen, dass Vielfalt unsere Kanzlei stärkt und uns befähigt, unsere Mandanten mit innovativeren und kreativeren Lösungen zu unterstützen. Wir verpflichten uns, in allen Büros unserer Kanzlei eine inklusive Arbeitsumgebung zu schaffen, in der niemand sein wahres Selbst verstecken muss.

Unsere Vielfalt an Perspektiven und Überzeugungen, an Herkunft und kulturellem Hintergrund macht uns zu einer der weltweit führenden Wirtschaftskanzleien. Daher bemühen wir uns, diverse Teams zusammenzustellen und möchten Sie ermutigen, sich bei uns zu bewerben – egal welche Talente Sie mitbringen, woher Sie kommen und mit welcher Gruppe Sie sich identifizieren.