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6 months ago
Taylor Wessing LLP
Salary: £ market
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs


Taylor Wessing is a leading International, full-service law firm, working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries. We are proud of our reputation as a forward-thinking firm, and we support clients wherever they want to do business. Our 32 offices across Europe, the Middle East, US and Asia blend the best of local commercial, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide proactive, integrated solutions for our clients.

Our focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled us to develop market-leading expertise in Technology, Media and Communications; Life Sciences; Private Wealth and Energy. The firm’s globally renowned expertise in intellectual property and technology underpins its strength in knowledge-based industries.


Building Strong Relationships

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An Instinct for Business

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Our Tax group comprises 5 partners, 1 consultant, 6 associates, 2 trainees and PSL. The incentives team forms part of the tax group and is led by partner Ann Casey. The incentives team includes Anna Humphrey, promoted to partner in May 2017 and a 6 months qualified Associate. The incentives team undertakes a wide range of work from advising on high-value transactions (where issues on options, employee benefit trusts and employment tax can be critical) to assisting start-up companies and US inbound investors wanting to incentivise employees. Clients include major corporates in the technology sector, private equity houses and overseas companies setting up in the UK.

Examples of work handled by the team include advising on:

the tax aspects of equity structuring in relation to management for a wide range of companies

cross border issues including inward bound start ups

takeovers, mergers and acquisitions

all types of tax favoured and non-tax favoured share plans

employment tax advice.

Candidates must be prepared to perform a key supporting role in matters and should be comfortable working as part of a team but also have the confidence to manage files independently. Candidates will also be encouraged to take an active role business development and marketing, including attending our office at Second Home in Shoreditch and giving seminars for start-up clients and internal seminars for colleagues.



Candidates must be UK qualified with minimum 2 years PQE coming from a recognised legal practice or professional services firm with experience in the relevant areas (as outlined above).

The following skills/experience are essential:

Bright with strong technical ability, and good experience of share schemes incentives work

Good commercial acumen

A high level of client contact and a focus on building client relationships

Ability to develop strong relationships across other teams within the team

Salary: £ market rate

Working Pattern: The standard Firm working hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday although we ask for flexibility from our employees as necessary to accommodate business needs. Taylor Wessing supports agile working, and the Talent Resourcing team would happily have conversations with potential candidates about how we could support agile or flexible working needs.

Diversity & Inclusion: Taylor Wessing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. Recognising the value diversity brings to the firm is key to our people strategy and it's what makes Taylor Wessing a great place to work. All decisions relating to recruitment and selection, appraisals and career development are objective, free from bias and based solely on individual abilities and merit. Please contact recruitment@taylorwessing.com if you have any questions about recruitment at the Firm, or require any reasonable adjustments to be made in regards to your application. For more information on our approach to diversity & inclusion, please visit taylorwessing.com/diversity

Taylor Wessing is committed to an active equal opportunities policy from recruitment and selection to appraisals and promotion. All decisions relating to employment practice will be objective, free from bias and based solely on individual merit.

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