Mid Level Corporate Associate

Corporate

Job Reference

22000099

Function

Corporate

Category

Lawyers

Location

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE 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

This is your chance to join our Corporate Practice which operates across several practice areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, restructuring and Insolvency procedures, acquisitions and corporate financings, Corporate Tax and Real Estate structuring.

You will deliver exceptional results to clients on a broad range of complex issues including:

  • Cross-border M&A, Real Estate and Private Equity deals, including :

o    inception, planning and due diligence
o    structuring
o    deal execution
o    post-acquisition integrations
o    joint ventures 

  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital Markets (equity)
  • Corporate reorganisations, and
  • Corporate support 

Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for a broad range of work, including:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating a variety of corporate transactions and documents, such as share and purchase agreements, joint ventures and other partnering agreements, shareholders’agreements, equity and debt instruments, etc.;
  • Advise companies, founders, board of directors, executives and committees on a wide range of operational matters and strategic transactions and provide them with on-going legal and personalised support;
  • Lead closings and handle due diligence processes;
  • Business development intitiatives; and
  • Know-how developments.

You wil be encouraged to be commercially minded and to build effective relationships with clients and with the other DLA Piper Offices and develop your own network of internal and external contacts.
  
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 2-4 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. 

  • Master’s degree in Law - admission to the Luxembourg Bar or any other European 
  • Experience across cross-border corporate transactions across a range of sectors 
  • Proven track record of leading deals and negotiations 
  • Commercially astute and stays current on key legal and business news 
  • Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working 
  • Proactive and innovative
  • An entrepreneurial approach is very much encouraged at all levels within the firm so candidates will need to demonstrate a business oriented mindset
  • Able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally
  • English and a good command of French and/or German would be a plus

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers 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.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know 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, 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 references from previous employers.