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Stephenson Harwood LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
Job Title: Associate Department: Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation Level: Mid to upper mid-level Location: Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7SH About the Firm Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 000 people worldwide, including more than 60

partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private

companies, institutions and individuals.

We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients' needs and give the right advice

from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to

overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in

the real world.

Our headquarters are in London, with nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In

addition we have forged close ties with other high quality law firms. This diverse mix of

expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to

provide a seamless international service.

Stephenson Harwood is fully committed to ensuring that all employees are treated fairly and

with dignity and respect and has built a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness

and transparency. The firm values individuality and recognises the benefits of having a diverse

workforce. Intellectual Property ("IP") at Stephenson Harwood This is a great opportunity for an associate to join the IP practice of a prestigious international

law firm. The IP team is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers legal guides. It is a young

and growing team, with ambitions for greater growth both in London and Asia. The team acts

for a number of high profile international clients such as GlaxoSmithKline Plc, UCB Pharma,

easyGroup, Moet Hennessy, McDonalds, Richemont and Gap Inc. Members of the team have

been involved in a number of reported decisions both before the UK and European Courts.

The successful candidate is likely to be in the -5 years PQE range with experience from a

recognised IP group. The role will involve both contentious and standalone IP agreement

work, such as IP licensing and R&D agreements. The role will also involve the full range of IP

rights. Our values We asked our clients and our people what they value about Stephenson Harwood and what LONADMIN\784.


sets us apart from other firms. Four values stand out:  Individuality - to encourage creativity and develop talent.  Commitment - to be the best and deliver the highest standard.  Teamwork - to work together to build close, long-term relationships.  Straight talking - to say what you mean and do what you say.

These values express the personality of our firm. They are the behaviours we encourage in

our people and the standards which inform our decisions and actions. Specific Tasks and Duties can include:  Clear, concise and unambiguous preparation and drafting of relevant documentation  Conducting legal research using internal and external knowledge management
resources  Assisting in the preparation of legal articles  Liaison with clients under the supervision of a partner  Developing own informal internal and external network of contacts  Building excellent working relationships with clients and peers within SH  Attending business development and profile raising events (client seminars, graduate

recruitment activities) Key attributes and skills  Ability to acquire, consolidate and apply fundamental and up-to-date knowledge of
the law  Accuracy and attention to detail  Excellent verbal and numerical communication skills  Organised and able to work to strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise realistically  Good housekeeping/file management practices; manage and record time promptly

and accurately  Resilient with the ability to handle set backs and pressure  A self starter, able to work alone and within a small team  Ambitious, keen to work in a developing department and participate in business

development  Cooperative and collaborative in approach and is able to develop excellent working

relationships at all levels and roles  Ability to operate professionally and proactively at all times  Active participant in self development  Commercial awareness  Exhibits an understanding of the Firm’s position in the market and how it

distinguishes its services from its competitors  Excellent academic and professional qualifications LONADMIN\784.

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