Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance South East, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Full time
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. The Group Our London IP Group is part of the Corporate Practice but is not limited to transactional work. Our IP lawyers typically handle transactional, advisory and disputes work, and are familiar with dealing with IP issues in the course of drafting and negotiating a wider range of transaction documents. We offer our clients our practically applied IP knowledge and expertise, as well as a deep understanding of the challenges involved with conducting a market leading, international business in a constantly evolving technological environment. Key attractions include the breadth and calibre of work, the international scope of work, opportunity to be involved in business development and opportunity to work very closely with client organisations and a very friendly, informal and meritocratic group. Key responsibilities Provide appropriate and professional advice to clients, managing workload and client expectations and drafting. Provide a broad range of transactional, disputes and advisory IP work to clients across a variety of sectors. IP input into a wide variety of transactional work in IP-heavy sectors including fast moving consumer goods, technology, media and life sciences. Standalone IP advice on transaction structuring, IP agreements, infringement and validity issues. Close collaboration with: IP colleagues in other offices the firm's antitrust teams in London and Brussels the sector focus teams for IP-intensive sectors a core group of Litigation lawyers who provide added resource and procedural support on UK litigation Qualifications We are looking for an outstanding junior-mid level IP lawyer, with transactional and contentious experience as well as advisory work across a range of industry sectors. In all cases, candidates should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach, excellent drafting and communication skills and enjoy being part of a friendly outgoing team which is strong in originating its own mandates. Current self-generated work includes: Trade mark prosecution and opposition work, including live cases before the CJEU IP Strategy and counselling Complex cross-border IP licensing in respect of IP rights across multiple sectors including FMCG, technology and life sciences IPEC and High Court proceedings The candidate will work closely alongside the IP partners from the group on all aspects. In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. To help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who are not only technically excellent but who are also client focused. We are looking for lawyers who can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business, work in teams, motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success. Lawyers who are empathetic, responsive and reliable, who are also commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients and are good at fostering relationships with clients. In short, we are looking for lawyers who are, or have the potential to be, excellent client managers. Whilst not a requirement, we are especially interested in applicants who have taken practical post qualification IP courses such as the Oxford Diploma. Science qualifications are always of interest but not necessarily required In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused. We are looking for lawyers who: can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business; can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success; are empathetic, responsive and reliable; are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients; are good at fostering relationships with clients. Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.
Clifford Chance South East, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Full time
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax, pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Driven and commercially focused, our incentives practice is one of the strongest in the UK and around the world. It is recognised by the directories with top tier rankings in Chambers UK, Chambers Global (Global-wide) and Legal 500 UK. Our service is comprehensive, covering the legal, regulatory and tax aspects of setting up and operating share plans and other incentives and remuneration structures and issues. We focus on standalone advisory projects (around 60%) and supporting on large transactions (around 40%). The team works closely together and we make sure every member gets a good mix of work type and clients. Much of what we do is for major companies on their most complex problems. We are active across many sectors including financial services, aerospace and defence, consumer goods and retail, communications, technology and energy. Our clients range from FTSE 100/FTSE 250 companies to non-UK multinationals to private equity houses and their investee companies. The majority of our matters have an international element. Complementing our London offering, we have specialist teams in New York and Paris, plus around 100 lawyers in other offices across the network who regularly advise on incentives matters. Recent work highlights include: Booker on its high-profile £3.9 billion share and cash merger with Tesco Ongoing advice to Technip on a wide range of remuneration and incentives matters and on its US$13 billion merger with FMC Technologies Sensata Technologies on its redomiciliation from the Netherlands to the UK Patron Capital on the takeover of Punch Taverns Imagination Technologies on the employee retention packages, shares plans and remuneration issues in the UK and globally in relation to its sale to Canyon Bridge Partners RPC Group on the global launch of an all-employee global sharesave plan Our work covers: design, drafting and implementation of all types of executive and all-employee incentives plans; managing legal, regulatory and tax advice on global share plans and remuneration arrangements; advice on remuneration reporting, remuneration committee and shareholder issues (e.g. "say on pay" and director remuneration reports/policies); advice on remuneration regulation (e.g. financial service sector remuneration); remuneration and share plan advice on board and senior executive hires and terminations; advice on corporate governance, regulatory and tax issues affecting share plans and remuneration; advice on takeovers, mergers, IPOs, capital raisings and other corporate transactions Qualifications We are currently seeking an outstanding Incentives Lawyer with relevant post qualification experience to join our team. You will have ideally worked at one of the recognised incentives/ share scheme practices in the City or a leading national firm specialising in incentives. Qualified lawyers with relevant incentives experience in accountancy firms, consultancy firms or in-house will also be considered. The Firm's competencies are as follows : Analytical Thought and Problem Solving The ability to gather and analyse information and to use the results of that analysis to make effective decisions and find innovative solutions to problems. Communicating and Influencing The ability to communicate clearly, persuasively and with sensitivity, both orally and in writing. Commitment and Self-motivation Commitment to both Clifford Chance and its clients, demonstrated in the drive to improve both quality of delivery and personal performance. Leading and Developing Others The ability to lead and manage others, both by contributing to the vision of the organisation and by enabling others to develop themselves. Organising and Managing Resources The ability to plan and organise yourself and others effectively in order to meet business priorities. Working Relationships The ability to form working relationships with others, both inside and outside of Clifford Chance, and to use those relationships to benefit both individuals and the organisation. Organisational/Strategic Thinking The ability to see the role in the broader context of the organisation as a whole and its clients, and to use that knowledge to drive action. In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused. We are looking for lawyers who: can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business; can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success; are empathetic, responsive and reliable; are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients; are good at fostering relationships with clients; Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.
Clifford Chance South East, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Full time
Summary Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. The Practice Our Structured Debt team is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 securitisation practice in the UK, Europe and globally. We are at the forefront of market trends and developments and have a strong bench of practitioners who are recognised in the market as leaders in the field. Their combined expertise spans the complete spectrum of asset classes involving securitisation. We advise across the entire range of market participants, including issuers and originators, arrangers and dealers, trustees, swap providers and servicers through to governments, regulators and rating agencies, which gives us an unparalleled overview of the concerns, trends and developments in the market. Recent Awards Finance: Securitisation (Tier 1) - Legal, Capital Markets: Securitisation (Band 1) - Chambers 2017 The Work We regularly advise on some of the most prominent and innovative transactions in the market. Recent examples include Tank & Rast's structured secured corporate debt platform, UKAR's disposal of multi- billion legacy Bradford & Bingley and Norther Rock assets under Project Slate, Project Neptune and project Ripon and associated securitisation, all of UK commercial banks' and cards issuers' credit cards programmes and issuances, multi-jurisdictional receivables transactions involving all forms of trade receivables, including equipment leases, shipping receivables and handset receivables, multiple CMBS 2.0 transactions, new origination warehouses involving residential mortgages loans, small ticket CRE loans, SME assets and other consumer assets and related public take-out, auto loan securitisation for captive issuers and banks and CLO warehouses and public take-outs as well as structured funds financing. Many of our transactions have won or been shortlisted for Deals of the Year awards of leading legal directories. Clifford Chance has developed a unique, strong and cohesive European network of over 50 partners, covering both domestic and cross-border securitisation. The firm has established and well-respected securitisation teams in Belgium, CEE, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Spain (backed up by US securities and regulatory lawyers both from within those jurisdictions and also from our offices in New York and Washington). Lawyers in the network operate closely to our clients' advantage, drawing on the market leading and in-depth know-how that resides in our team - including knowledge of jurisdictions and markets, regulators and industry bodies and bespoke securitisation tools, technology and technical solutions. Members of our team are active participants in a multitude of industry groups and market and regulatory initiatives. Key Responsibilities Our lawyers work as part of the deal team servicing a top tier client base including some of the leading International Investment Banks, Commercial Banks, Private Equity Firm/Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, specialty finance companies and other major corporates. The Structured Debt Lawyer will have the opportunity to gain top quality experience across the following diverse areas of work: Structuring and executing securitisations on commercial and residential portfolios, credit cards, auto loans and other consumer assets, receivables, collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO's), Infrastructure Projects and secured corporate lending platforms, other assets classes suitable for financing (e.g. rental fleet securitisation); Repacking platforms and stand-alone transactions involving commercial real estate and residential mortgage loans; Loan portfolio acquisitions and disposals and related financing (both private and public), with particular focus on commercial, residential and consumer loans; Non-performing loan acquisition and financing and structured commercial estate loans; Central bank financing schemes; • Restructuring of transactions; and Refinancing of transactions as a result of legal, regulatory and market developments. Key Attractions We are pioneers with unrivalled knowledge of the market and we have developed many of the market standard transitions. You will work on ground breaking deals for top tier clients. The range, calibre and international scope of our deal flow is unique -and makes us stand out from our competitors. We offer all our lawyers real opportunity for secondment, whether to one of our overseas offices or to a London based client. We are proud of our reputation for being a very informal, meritocratic and diverse group and reinforce this with regular social events - both ad hoc and organised. Our remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market and includes significant potential for bonus. Qualifications Skills: We are seeking outstanding junior/mid-level lawyers with proven experience to join our team. Experience: In all cases you should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach, excellent drafting and communication skills, and the ability to work to tight deadlines and enjoy being part of a diverse and outgoing team. More specifically you will have experience of drafting financing documents, loan and bond financing, acquisition financing and cross-border deals. Knowledge: Your knowledge and experience will probably have been gained at a leading practice with a reputation for work in securitisation, structured finance (including leveraged and infrastructure finance) and CLOs. General capital markets experience may also be considered. Qualifications: A strong academic history is essential. As a lawyer at Clifford Chance your remit will be to apply your full knowledge of the law within your specialist area by identifying legal issues, drafting and advising clients. Client Focus In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused. We are looking for lawyers who: - can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business; - can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success; - are empathetic, responsive and reliable; - are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients; - are good at fostering relationships with clients; Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.
Clifford Chance South East, UK
Dec 08, 2018
Full time
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: corporate M&A; finance and banking; capital markets, real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Our M&A teams advise on some of the world's largest and most complex M&A transactions. Our clients include public and private corporations, investment banks and financial institutions, governments and international bodies. Our lawyers provide a seamless integrated service across our network of offices and across different areas of expertise including: Public Takeovers Private M&A Private equity transactions Joint ventures Restructurings Flotations Rights issues and secondary issues Advisory work Notable Deals Our M&A teams have advised on many recent significant M&A deals across a wide range of sectors including financial services, CG&R (commercial goods & retail), healthcare, industrials, natural resources, real estate, aviation and technology. Recent examples of transactions include: Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank Group on the public takeover of rival Virgin Money Imagination Technologies Group plc on recommended all cash offer by Canyon Bridge (winning The Lawyer's Corporate Team of the Year) Booker Group on its £3.7 billion merger with Tesco Patron Capital on their recommended offer for Punch Taverns plc J Sainsbury on its £1.4 billion offer for Home Retail Group The controlling shareholders of AB InBev on its £71 billion acquisition of SABMiller - M&A Deal of the Year, MergerMarket European M&A Awards 2015 and Global M&A Deal of the Year 2016, The American Lawyer Awards ICAP on the £1.38 billion combination of ICAP's global hybrid voice broking and information business with Tullett Prebon Engie on the sale of its upstream and midstream LNG activities, liquefaction, shipping and international LNG trading, for an aggregate value of US$2.04 billion SCA Group on the €2.74 billion acquisition of medical solutions company BSN medical KLM/Air France on their strategic alliance with Virgin Atlantic Chinese SoE on acquisition of Logicor, China's largest inbound investment in Europe EasyJet (FTSE100) on the acquisition of Air Berlin out of restructuring Provident Financial (former FTSE 100 non-standard lender) on recent strategic review and rights issue GE Capital on the US$2.2 billion sale of its European sponsor finance business to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe McLaren Group the buy-out of Ron Dennis from McLaren Automotive and McLaren Technology Group and the combination of both companies into one group structure to create a combined business with an enterprise value of £2.4 billion Mondelez on multi-billion dollar coffee joint venture with Dowe Egberts Coca Cola Company on its US$575 million-dollar purchase of Unilever's AdeS soy-based beverage business, together with Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. and its bottling partners in Latin America Key Attractions Clifford Chance has a leading, world class global Corporate and M&A practice and is among a small group of elite firms at the top of the market. What makes us one of the most respected Corporate practices globally is our client base, the mandates we win, our industry expertise and commercial approach, our people and their intellectual capability. Our clients include many of the world's leading companies including Fortune 500 companies such as Mondelēz International and Citigroup and FTSE 100 clients such as Shell, EasyJet, Antofagasta and Glencore. Our unique service offering to clients is our top tier strength across M&A, private equity, antitrust and funds alongside the deep corporate client base, combined with unrivalled strength and depth of expertise across practice areas and around our network (we have more Band 1 rankings in Chambers Global 2017 than any other firm). We advise our clients on strategic corporate and M&A work, both domestic and international, with a particular focus on large, complex, cross-border transactions. Our work spans Europe, the Middle Eastand Africa and includes significant numbers of US and China outbound deals. Our top tier practice is reflected in our most recent awards and rankings including: Corporate Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2017 M&A Law Firm of the Year - JUVE Awards 2017 Band 1 Ranking for Corporate/M&A in Global-wide, Europe-wide, CEE-wide, Middle East-wide, Asia-Pacific-wide and Africa-wide, Chambers Global 2017 European M&A Legal Adviser of the Year - MergerMarket 2016 International Law Firm of the Year - Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards and IFLR Asia Awards 2016 We believe in global mobility and for those who are interested, there will be significant opportunities to work overseas once you have spent some time in London. Associates work with partners across their teams and more widely, but each associate has a Career Development Partner who provides support and focus for his/her career development: handling regualr appraisals, setting objectives and a development plan and identifying suitable secondment opportunities. Market leading training and development is provided through mentoring and formal training sessions. This covers both the technical aspects of the role and also the 'softer' skills such as business development. The firm actively embraces and invests in new technology to assist with providing the most efficient service for clients and to enable our lawyers to focus on high quality work. The firm places great value on having a supportive working environment centered around genuine relationships between colleagues to ensure that people are able to work smartly and flexibly. We offer a highly competitive base salary, with significant potential for a substantial bonus under the Clifford Chance bonus scheme. Qualifications Key Requirements At this time we are seeking three outstanding mid-level M&A lawyers and a further two mid-senior lawyers with a strong focus on UK takeover and public company experience. We are looking for Associates who are able to think outside the box to create bespoke solutions for client's legal objectives. Skills: Lawyers at all levels must have excellent document drafting skills. You should demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness. Experience: With more senior experience, candidates will be expected to demonstrate both specific (and preferably high-value) corporate finance and M&A experience; and experience in organising and managing transactions. For individuals wishing to focus on public M&A, experience acting for both bidders and target companies in public takeovers is important. For those at a more junior level, experience of listed company work is helpful, although not essential. Desire to develop a career in a broad public/private M&A/ corporate finance practice is key. Knowledge: You will have a solid background in corporate work, probably gained at a City firm, or at an overseas common law practice with a highly regarded profile. Qualifications: A strong academic history is essential. Client Focus In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused. We are looking for lawyers who: can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business; can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success; are empathetic, responsive and reliable; are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients; and are good at fostering relationships with clients. Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.
Clifford Chance Eldon Court, Percy St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7YE, UK
Dec 05, 2018
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining us in business services, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still. Business services are integral to the running of the firm and are critical to its success. The Operations Manager role is responsible for the management of a team of paralegals (6-8 paralegals) within the Clifford Chance Newcastle office (CCNL) and is responsible for operational delivery of paralegal services for between 1-3 practice areas, ideally with experience in either of both the Banking and Finance, and Corporate practice areas. The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that all fee earners within their groups/practice area are managed and supported to ensure the delivery of high quality legal services, with a clear focus on productivity, efficiency and quality. Key Responsibilities: There are five high level categories, detailed below, which describe the core activities of the Operations Manager role: • Resource and Workflow Management - Managing the paralegal resource and work processes to ensure that paralegals are utilised and supported to ensure productivity, quality and profitability. • Performance Management and Career Development - Direct line management responsibility for individual paralegal performance including the appraisal and reward processes, and ongoing support for paralegal career development. • Office Management - Deliver management processes and activities which support the efficient running of the groups e.g. personnel, secondments, office moves, holiday management, financial management and commercial accounting. • Collaboration and Communication - to deliver legal services collaboratively with the CCNL department, working closely with other Operations Managers and the CCNL Senior Management team, and to collaborate with internal and external clients as required. To ensure timely and effective communication with all stakeholders, colleagues and direct reports. • Project Management - to work in a project manager capacity on project work ensuring quality, an ongoing focus on continuous improvement, risk and compliance, the analysis of data and performance and the seamless delivery of project work and ad hoc task • Practice areas - to have a detailed understanding of the practice areas they oversee and to maintain the processes/guidance documents used to deliver services in these areas. Specific areas of focus will vary over time and according to the requirements of the practice area and team of fee earners. In addition, the Operations Manager will continue with the management of ongoing projects as required. Fee-earning - to fee-earn on a range a matters and tasks in line with the requirements, including but not limited to: • Drafting corporate legal review summaries and reports using the firm's standard reporting templates • Assisting with reviewing and tagging documents for responsiveness to regulatory questions posed by the Competition and Markets Authority and other regulatory bodies • Preparing schedules to reflect draft amendments to legislation and incorporating addenda to existing client contracts to comply with regulatory changes • Reviewing loan/financing documentation for specific provisions within the context of transactions and providing analysis on complex contractual clauses • Drafting letters and/or regulatory filings, employee and shareholder notifications arising out of contractual or M&A reporting obligations Skills & Experience You will have proven experience of managing/supervising a large team in a similar environment. Ideally previous experience of working in a Paralegal capacity or similar. You will be comfortable working with all levels in the Firm and have a good working knowledge of process management. You will also have a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft packages and will have a working knowledge of using legal technology such as CC Connect and Kira. You will be an active learner and someone open to new ideas and to change with a keen focus on innovation. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, and you will have a proven ability to influence and inspire at all levels. You will have a passion for managing people and developing talent You will have a proven ability of managing complex projects, have strong commercial acumen and you will perform well under pressure. You will be flexible and have a strong work ethic. Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.
Clifford Chance Eldon Court, Percy St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7YE, UK
Dec 04, 2018
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution. In February 2018 Clifford Chance acquired the Newcastle business of CAS, Carillion Advice Services, an award-winning provider of paralegal and commodity managed legal services. The team in Newcastle is the perfect complement to the firm's work, ensuring that knowledge, resources, processes and technology are deployed effectively to support our clients. Their skills and expertise are already in great demand, so we are looking to recruit additional people to join the highly experienced, innovative and client-centric team in Newcastle. Clifford Chance is looking to recruit a Senior Paralegal, to join the Newcastle department to provide support including supervisory, quality assurance and project management to a specified team within the department. Working in a team supporting a number of paralegals who work on a range of transactions, you will be required to provide supervision to the paralegals on all aspects of the delivery of the project as well as fee-earning to support the referring practice from CC London. Key Responsibilities The Senior Paralegal will work under the supervision of the department's Operations Managers, the Head of Operations and the instructing lawyer and will be responsible for a range of tasks including the following: Providing supervision and guidance to the paralegals Carrying out quality assurance exercises to ensure the quality of the work completed by paralegals Providing feedback and coaching paralegals Carrying out some line management responsibilities as required Managing legal projects Preparing precedents and guidance Drafting certain transaction documents and letters Using technology such as Kira and Relativity to supplement the completion of legal work You will also be required to fee-earn, completing a range of legal tasks such as: Drafting corporate legal review summaries and reports using the firm's standard reporting templates Assisting with reviewing and tagging documents for responsiveness to regulatory questions posed by the Competition and Markets Authority and other regulatory bodies Preparing schedules to reflect draft amendments to legislation and incorporating addenda to existing client contracts to comply with regulatory changes Reviewing loan/financing documentation for specific provisions within the context of transactions and providing analysis on complex contractual clauses Building due diligence questionnaires into the firm's virtual data room site, CC Connect, and carrying out validation and testing to ensure that the questionnaire is fit for project requirements Drafting letters and/or regulatory filings, employee and shareholder notifications arising out of contractual or M&A reporting obligations Summarising responses to requests for arbitration and counterclaims from counterparties in disputes. Skills & Experience The candidate will possess the following skills: You will have strong academics and ideally will be a graduate Proven paralegal experience A talent for leading and managing people, ideally paralegals The ability to provide constructive feedback and be a proficient coach Quality checking work To assist with the development of the paralegal population The ability to work under pressure Work under minimal supervision and be proactive and hardworking Strong writing ability Have a flexible attitude to work Detail oriented and have strong analytical skills Be organised and efficient, and be proficient in delivering multiple tasks to deadline every time Excellent verbal and written communication skills Very strong interpersonal skills Equal Opportunities It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds. The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment. The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.