Tax Associate

Tax

Job Reference

220000K7

Function

Tax

Category

Lawyers

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY 

We are currently recruiting for an associate to join DLA Piper's global Tax Group, to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The team works with multinational companies address the complex challenges of international commerce and business operations as well as manage and resolve tax disputes. 

Our global Tax Group assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions and disposals. We provide these international tax services while at the same time offering clients the benefits of the attorney-client and work-product privileges. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to draw upon the experience of colleagues in numerous areas of law, including intellectual property and technology, corporate and finance, real estate, employment and employee benefits.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working as part of our highly regarded global team, candidates will enjoy a broad diet of work that will cover our core services including:

•    Mergers, acquisitions and demergers
•    International tax and cross border planning
•    Investment banking and banking transactions
•    Private equity transactions
•    Capital markets and structured finance transactions
•    Indirect taxes
•    Exchange control matters 

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 – 5 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. 

•    South African Qualified
•    Experience of leading on international transactions is preferable
•    Experience working across a variety of sectors 
•    Commercially astute and stay current on key legal and business news
•    Excellent skills in communication, client relations, and team-working 
•    Provides a professional, quality service in a timely manner, and responds effectively to requests from internal and external clients 
•    Understands positive client support 
•    Creates confidence in the team and the firm 
•    Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business 
•    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 
•    Proactive and innovative

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 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, 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.