THE FIRM A leading International, full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. THE ROLE An urgent interim role within the Private Equity team which provides private equity, M&A and other related corporate law services to sponsors, investee companies, debt providers and management teams on mid-market (typically £80m-£500m) transactions across various sectors. Most of the team’s transactions involve at least two jurisdictions. The PE team has an outstanding practice acting for long term clients and has also been successfully generating new client relationships, winning numerous high-profile mandates. The UK private equity practice is seeking an ambitious and energetic senior associate to join the group to work alongside the other members of the team.You will work closely with partners but must be willing to assume significant responsibility in providing principal support in transactions. The private equity team advises on buy-outs and buy-ins, leveraged transactions, buy and build and/or development (growth) capital transactions, public-to-private transactions, capital market transactions, special “distressed” situations, exit strategies (including capital markets transactions), tax planning and incentive arrangements, regulatory and compliance issues. They also advise on structuring and establishing private equity funds, although that is not an area they particularly focus on. Their experience in the sector, coupled with established venture capital and private wealth offerings, allows them to deliver what they believe to be a unique “private capital” model from early stage investment, through to growth capital, buy-out and exit transactions. They believe that the breadth and variety of the work they can offer as a private equity team make them distinct not only for clients, but also for private equity lawyers. ABOUT YOU Available at short notice and ideally UK qualified with at least 4PQE, you will have gained experience at a recognised private equity or transactional legal practice, with experience in, and a sound understanding of, buy-out and M&A transactions. Experience of cross-border transactions is also sought. Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.