Corporate (ECM) Senior Associate
"Deep bench of practitioners acting for a strong roster of listed and growth clients." – Chambers & Partners
We are looking for a senior lawyer to join our highly regarded Corporate team in London, focusing predominantly on Equity Capital Markets and public company M&A work. This is an exciting opportunity to join a top-tier Chambers and Legal 500 rated team and advise on high value, strategically important and often international projects within a supportive and collegiate environment. This is an exciting time to join the team, with the focus on ECM having been further strengthened by the arrival of a new partner in May 2016.
We advise domestic and international companies and financial institutions on all aspects of equity capital markets transactions. We are particularly strong in the mid-market, handling Main Market and AIM IPOs, secondary issues, public company M&A and other strategic corporate activity for quoted clients as well as providing day-to day corporate governance and regulatory advice.
We regularly advise over 50 quoted companies ranging from large FTSE 100/250 businesses, such as Hargreaves Landsdown, MITIE and TalkTalk, to Ibex 35 quoted companies, such as Grifols. We have strong institutional relationships, working with many investments banks, sponsors, nomads and other financial advisers, including Investec, Canaccord Genuity, Cenkos Securities, Shore Capital, Panmure Gordon, Peel Hunt, Liberum, Cantor Fitzgerald and finnCap.
The team was nominated and highly commended for 'Corporate team of the year' at the 2015 Legal Business awards for its work on the £3.8 billion merger between long-standing client Carphone Warehouse Group plc and Dixons Retail plc. In the most recent Adviser rankings (formally Morningstar rankings), it is ranked top in the UK for number of FTSE AIM 50 clients and consumer goods clients and, amongst others, are also ranked in the top 10 for number of FTSE 100 clients and technology clients.
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"As lawyers I find them straightforward, pragmatic and enjoyable to work with" – Chambers UK, 2015
Spanning all three of our UK based offices, the Corporate department is made up of over 70 lawyers in total. The London team is made up of 14 Partners, 2 Associate Directors, 6 Senior Associates, 12 Associates, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 2 paralegals. The ECM practice is led by partner Jonathan King.
Advised Investec Bank plc in its capacity as sponsor and sole bookrunner on the successful Main Market IPO of the UK's largest teleradiology provider, Medica Group plc.
Advised Shore Capital and Cenkos Securities as joint bookrunners on the successful Main Market IPO of the UP Global Sourcing Holdings plc.
Advised Fevertree Drinks plc (Fever-Tree), the world’s leading supplier of premium carbonated mixers, on its successful £154 million AIM IPO.
Advised leading branded casual dining group Patisserie Holdings plc (PH) on its £170 million AIM IPO.
Advised LDC in its capacity as selling shareholder on the £140 million AIM IPO of premium British lifestyle brand, Joules Group plc.
Advised Investec Bank plc in its capacity as Nominated Adviser and sole bookrunner on the successful AIM IPO of leading Robotic Process Automation software business, Blue Prism Group plc.
Advised Cantor Fitzgerald in its role as NOMAD, broker and sole book runner in connection with the successful IPO of online gaming company Stride Gaming plc.
Advised Altium Capital in its capacity as financial adviser to Cathexis on its £85 million hostile offer for ISG plc.
Technical skills and experience
You will ideally have knowledge and experience of advising public companies/investment banks on equity capital markets transactions, takeovers and wider regulatory and corporate governance matters which will have been gained at a well-respected City or National firm. Due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking for a Senior Associate, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.
Your career development
Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:
- clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
- high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;
- thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;
- robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and
- reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.
Salary and benefits
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
For more information or to apply
At Osborne Clarke we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on 0117 917 3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.