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Senior Manager - KPMG Law - Corporate Team - Manchester

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job description

KPMG Law is seeking an experienced 7PQE+ corporate lawyer to join its expanding team in Manchester.

The successful candidate will have broad experience across M&A, equity investments and joint ventures, equity incentive arrangements, corporate structuring and international business reorganisations.

The role will involve:

providing corporate legal advice on a broad range of client solutions spanning establishing 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

training and mentoring more junior team members

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

keen to assist with the development of junior team members

a relationship builder who can spot and develop new opportunities and client relationships both within the KPMG network and externally

high level of technical knowledge of UK corporate and contract law

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 a minimum of 7 years’ PQE experience, 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 transactions, and ability to supervise and develop more junior members of the team. Strong project management skills are a must.

The applicant should have good 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 significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a desire to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team. He/she will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events and giving internal and external presentations.

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