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11 months ago
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs
PwC is seeking a talented and ambitious Corporate / M&A lawyer with at least four years’ post-qualification experience, or equivalent, to join its legal due diligence team based in London.

The role is dedicated to legal due diligence work and requires quality experience of leading buy-side and sell-side projects as well as broader M&A/company law work and corporate reorganisation projects.

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

* Ability to confidently advise corporate and private equity clients on a broad range of legal issues arising from the legal due diligence review across a variety of industries
* Ability to identify key value items and to provide commercial legal advice in the overall context of the deal and the findings of PwC’s financial, tax and commercial due diligence teams
* Ability to provide the support required by clients’ legal M&A advisors, whether at PwC or an external law firm
* Ability to review, assess and report on typical company law arising during due diligence utilising comprehensive technical legal knowledge, a forensic mind-set and attention to detail. Candidates may also have general commercial contracts and banking experience, although not essential for the role
* Ability to manage a large legal team (both in the UK and overseas) utilising strong organisational skills and to coordinate the delivery of the legal work as an integral part of the broader PwC due diligence service
* Ability to build strong and lasting relationships with clients and other professionals at PwC as well as the ability to identify and capitalise on new opportunities
* 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 supervise and train other lawyers and paralegals effectively and to act as a mentor in developing their expertise and careers
* 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

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