Senior Corporate Lawyer

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
14 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Experience / PQE
PQE 3 - 6 years
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

MBM Commercial is a market leading provider of commercial legal services to investors, entrepreneurs and high growth companies.  We are an award winning, innovative and growing business with offices in London and Edinburgh.  We are looking for the successful candidate to join our Corporate Group in Edinburgh. This role may suit someone with ‘City’ experience who is looking to move to / return to Scotland whilst maintaining a high quality of work but with an improved work life balance.

As specialists in the entrepreneurial and tech. market, our Corporate Group have been involved in establishing several early stage venture capital funds and business angel syndicates throughout the UK.  The team acts for a large number of exciting high growth companies throughout the UK as well as multiple investor groups.  We are the market leaders in advising on tech. and early stage investment deals in Scotland and have a growing reputation in London.  Edinburgh is the largest tech. investment hub outside of London and is home to a number of tech. ‘unicorns’ and a vibrant investment market for high growth tech. deals.

As a member of our Corporate Group, you will be involved in providing the full range of corporate advice.  The role will bring an interesting and challenging workload, including equity investments, acquisitions and disposals.  Most deals that we work on are governed by English law and the successful candidate can be English law qualified (and does not need to be Scots law qualified).  We have an active US Transactions corporate practice and are regularly involved in inbound and outbound deals, and there will also be the opportunity to be involved in such international transactions as well as other corporate transactions from our London office. 

You will be working on Scottish and English deals and have the opportunity to build relationships with clients and contacts and develop your network.  Our solicitors are immersed in the firm’s business development activities and are encouraged to take ownership of opportunities and run with them.  Team members in Edinburgh can also help with London office events and initiatives and this may be a good opportunity for the successful candidate to not let go of the City completely.  You must be able to build long term relationships with clients and colleagues and be fully committed to developing yourself and providing the very best legal advice.

We are looking for someone with a confident and positive ‘can do’ attitude with excellent communication and project management skills, who is capable of running certain corporate transactions on a day to day basis.  On larger transactions you will also work as part of a team and have responsibility for particular key tasks within it.  You will need to be able to delegate to and manage more junior colleagues and deal with clients directly on day to day corporate transactions.  As a senior corporate lawyer in our team you will have certain management responsibilities and there is an opportunity for your leadership skills to be developed.

The successful candidate will have worked in a private practice corporate team and ideally be 3-6 years qualified.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package for the role.  This includes an annual bonus scheme, BUPA, commission for new client wins and flexi-time.