9 months ago
New Law Services Department
PwC is the world’s premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. Our UK legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs.
Our clients include household names, global and listed businesses as well as major private equity firms and private companies, both in the UK and overseas and across all industry sectors. The work we undertake is often high profile and cross-border in nature and frequently involves other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work as part of an integrated due diligence team alongside Deals (including financial and commercial due diligence), Tax and Consulting as well as other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated due diligence service to our clients.
A number of exciting opportunities have arisen to join the legal team and we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals with a passion for client service.
About the role
Commercial / IP / IT Lawyer - Full-time / Permanent – Flexible Location (Belfast, Birmingham or Leeds)
4+ years PQE or equivalent
We are seeking a talented and ambitious Commercial / IP / IT lawyer with over 4 years of post-qualification experience to join its legal due diligence team. The role can be based in in our offices in Belfast, Birmingham or Leeds (depending on the candidate’s preference) and working closely with our London team. The role requires quality experience of working on due diligence projects, M&A/corporate support work (including advising on warranties and disclosure) as well as experience of negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts. It offers the opportunity to develop and grow strong personal relationships with an exceptional base of new and existing PwC clients.
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
Ability to review, assess and advise on a broad range of commercial contracts utilising comprehensive technical legal knowledge, a forensic mind-set and attention to detail
Ability to advise clients on a broad range of legal issues across a variety of industries on commercial contracts, intellectual property and IT
Ability to identify key value items and to provide commercial legal advice in the overall context of the deal
Ability to supervise junior lawyers and paralegals effectively and to act as a mentor in developing their expertise and careers
Ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients and other professionals at PwC
Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced deals environment
Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement
Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster
Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Hardworking and enthusiastic with a “can do” attitude
Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction
Excellent academic background