Corporate Lawyer Junior Associate (M/F)

Description de poste

Linklaters LLP has one of the world’s leading Corporate practices. Our specialists provide expertise on the full range of M&A work, including cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and domestic deals, auctions, joint ventures and disposals, on behalf of corporates, investment banks or private equity houses. They also handle corporate reorganisations, mergers and demergers, corporate governance issues, hostile bid and defence planning and the full range of public securities issues. 

To support our Corporate team, we are currently looking for a: 

Corporate Lawyer Junior Associate (m/f) 

Key responsibilities and challenges 


  • Assists and advise clients on corporate and/or financial transactions. 

  • Works on a wide range of domestic and international transactions including acquisitions, reorganisations, cross-border mergers, equity restructurings and financing/refinancing transactions 

  • Manages research and due diligence and supervises the production of less complex documentation 

  • Demonstrates familiarity with relevant market standards and precedents 

  • Drafts with reference to the legal and commercial arguments, writing succinctly, objectively and logically. 

Client Relationship Management 

  • Establishes positive relationships with the client, building rapport and establishing credibility with client 

  • Keeps abreast of developments in the business world, learn how clients’ businesses work and actively share insights gained from client interactions 

  • Demonstrates thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors 

  • Provides commercial and legal advice to the client 

  • Relaying client feedback to the responsible Partner or Managing Associate. 

Work Management 

  • Organises documentation and transaction plans effectively, demonstrating control of documentation 

  • Understands the full context of work, plans work effectively, identifying individuals’ responsibilities, priorities and deadlines 

  • Exercises financial discipline. Records time accurately and in accordance with the firm’s guidelines 

  • Develops and participates in group projects and initiatives including marketing and know-how projects 

  • Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages. 


Business Development 

  • Keeps up to date with client industry developments and their implications 

  • Contributes to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep 

  • Contributes to client pitches and attends pitches where appropriate 

  • Actively shares insights gained from client interactions. 


Working with Others 

  • Quickly establishes constructive and collaborative working relationships 

  • Makes yourself available, acting as a sounding board for colleagues, calling out inappropriate behaviour and facilitating flow of communication between team and other parts of the firm 

  • Inspires confidence and respect of others through all interactions 

  • Communicates effectively, adapts communication style in recognition of diverse working styles and different pressure points 

  • Energy and commitment, with a flexible and proactive approach 

  • Appreciative of the culturally diverse environment in which the firm operates. 


Knowledge & Learning 

  • Uses internal and external resources effectively to develop expertise and skills 

  • Regularly gives and seeks clear performance feedback to/from others 

  • Contributes to development of necessary precedents and know-how, and shares knowledge and learning with others 

  • Mentors less experienced associates and trainees. 



  • European qualified lawyer with outstanding academic qualifications 

  • Demonstrate 1 to 2 years of experience. 


Language skills 

  • Fluent in French and English; German would be an asset. 


We offer you

  • The opportunity to work for an ambitious firm with a clear sense of direction 

  • Intellectually challenging and rewarding work 

  • Top-quality training and career development.

If this opportunity is the challenge you are looking for, please apply online.

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