Job title: Associate Organisation: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Location: London Salary: £135,000 per annum Posting date: 15 September 2020 Closing date: 13 October 2020
Overview Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is seeking an Associate to join the London UK Corporate team.
Duties and responsibilities These include:
• working primarily on UK law, public and private M&A and equity capital markets transactions; • supporting on complex cross –border transactions; • acting for financial sponsors, corporations and other entities; and • drafting and negotiating sale and purchase agreements, ancillary acquisition, disposal and reorganisation documentation, prospectuses, circulars, underwriting agreements, ancillary offering and other corporate documentation.
Skills, qualifications and experience The candidate must possess the following attributes:
• must be either a recently qualified UK solicitor or be due to complete a UK training contract within three months, from a top ranked corporate private practice in the UK; • have relevant public and private M&A experience gained in working at a top ranked corporate private practice, acting for private equity, other financial sponsor and/or corporate clients; • have relevant experience working within an international law firm; • must have completed a corporate seat during training contract not on secondment; • be fluent in English and another language desirable; • strong academic record; • excellent legal corporate technical ability; • sound judgement; • personable; • excellent interpersonal skills that would inspire confidence with clients; • able to build relationships; • excellent communications both written and orally and commercial skills commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience; • highly organised and able to work to demanding timeframes; and • able to work under pressure.
How to apply Interested applicants may apply by uploading a CV directly to the portal.
Posting date: 15 September 2020 Closing date: 13 October 2020