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Assistant Manager - KPMG Law, Corporate - Leeds

Date: Nov 15, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Legal, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job description

KPMG Law is seeking an ambitious 1-3PQE corporate lawyer to join its expanding Northern team, based in Leeds.

KPMG Law is a disrupter in legal services, offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings, and multi-disciplinary solutions, within a leading global professional services firm. The KPMG Law global network comprises over 2700 lawyers in 80+ jurisdictions.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate level of corporate experience, which may include M&A, equity investments and joint ventures, equity incentive arrangements, corporate structuring and international business reorganisations.

The role will involve:

• working as part of a team to provide corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning corporate structuring and reorganisations, M&A, equity investments, joint ventures and equity incentive arrangements, in each case, on a domestic and cross border basis
• building relationships with other KPMG teams and KPMG clients to develop and provide multi-disciplinary solutions
• project managing and driving projects to conclusion
• preparation of and presenting training to the wider KPMG Law team and other KPMG teams on corporate law issues and key learning points from work delivered

What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers
• an entrepreneurial self-starter who is excited by the opportunity to provide legal services in a different environment and manner to a traditional commercial law firm as part of fully integrated multi-disciplinary practice
• commercially minded and keen to become a more rounded business adviser
• a driven and proactive team player who enjoys working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• a relationship builder who can spot and develop new opportunities and client relationships both within the KPMG network and externally
• strong technical knowledge
• intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
Experience Required

It is expected that the successful applicant will be an English-qualified solicitor with between 1 and 3 years’ PQE, gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on corporate transactions. Strong project management skills are a must.

It is advantageous if applicants are able to demonstrate experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in multiple jurisdictions.

While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of scale and sectors. He/she/they must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a desire to develop these skills further. He/she/they will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, and giving internal presentations.

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