Associate

Corporate

Job Reference

4340

Function

Corporate

Category

Lawyers

Location

Singapore, Singapore

The role

DLA Piper’s Corporate Practice Group operates across more than 40 countries which means our clients benefit from a valuable combination of global insight and local knowledge that allows us to handle all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. 

As a member of our Singapore highly profiled team, you will have the widest platform and a supportive environment to progress your career across all areas from mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity offerings. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Associate-level law practitioner to join us, you will be working across a broad range of complex cross-border transactions. This is your opportunity to support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging start-up companies and financial institutions in their development and investment activities. 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You will deliver exceptional results to clients on a broad range of complex matters including: 

  • Cross-border M&A (public and private) that includes: 

 – Inception, planning and due diligence 
 – Deal execution 
 – Post-merger integration 
 – Joint ventures 
 – Growth by alternatives to M&A 

  • Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets 
  • Private Equity 
  • Venture Capital 
  • General Corporate Matters & Advisory 
  • Employment Advisory 
  • Conducting research depending on clients’ needs 
  • Managing deal teams and processes from initial discussions to closing and post-closing matters 
  • Act as a point of contact for clients, opposing counsels and other transactional legal teams 
  • Assisting clients with ongoing deal administration 
  • Providing direct assistance to Partners and senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day to servicing domestic / international clients 

ABOUT YOU
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 1 to 3 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. 

  • Singapore qualified.
  • Experience across M&A, Capital Markets, Venture Capital, Private Equity transactions as well as general corporate matters across a broad range of sectors 
  • Experience in working across different jurisdictions and / or with other emerging markets 
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken. Any other Asian language a plus. 
  • A highly initiative and innovative team player with strong client management and relationship skills 
  • Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news 
  • Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients
  • Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts
  • Awareness of business development initiatives in the department and identifies ways to contribute
  • Maintains a controlled, objective and flexible approach under pressure

ABOUT US
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.

OUR VALUES
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

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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.

HYBRID WORKING
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.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING
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.