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Jr. Associate - Corporate M&A

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Job Overview 

Within our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working, you will advise our clients, who are among the world's leading companies, on the full range of public and private transactions from complex multi-billion-pound cross-border deals, strategic joint ventures, major divestments and demergers delivering a blend of high-quality legal input and pragmatic business-focused advice.
Your main focus will be on M&A but you will also collaborate on transactions that fall within the entire Corporate Team activities.

Who you will work with

The Corporate practice is composed by a team of nearly 35 professionals who advise clients on public and private M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. Our integrated team includes experts in antitrust/competition law, funds and investment management, real estate, insurance, private equity, equity capital market and public policy.
Our team also offers clients the combination of specialist technical and industry expertise across 12 sectors from financial services through to energy & resources and healthcare

What you will do

You will be given the chance to handle a variety of work and be involved in working closely with clients and other lawyers. This means that you will develop outstanding transactional and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities.  
This role presents an excellent opportunity for career progression.

How we will support you

From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning

About the Firm and the Italy Offices

We were one of the first international law firms to open offices in Italy – Rome in 1993 and Milan in 1994. We know the Italian market well and have long experience of cross-border deals.
We have invested in our Italian offices and we are now one of the few firms who can offer clients a full-service capability. Our team of approximately 100 lawyers comprises professionals qualified to practice in Italy, the UK, and the US and all our lawyers are permanently based in Italy.
Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and  languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective. 
Over the last decades we have been working on a number of landmark deals and high-profile cases – among them in 1990s the privatisations of Banca di Roma, BNL, Alitalia and Autostrade. These transactions and our way of working – teams of lawyers led by highly-experienced partners – helped to change the landscape of the Italian legal market.

Equal opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 
We are committed to treating all employees, Fee Earners and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.
Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.

Your career experience so far

You will ideally be a Junior Associate ( qualified up to 2018) with M&A experience in top tier international law firm or Italian structured law firm.
You will be a self-starter with a strong academic background, a team player with strong communication, analytical and drafting skills and a high level of commercial awareness, able to lead deals while managing different work-streams.
A previous experience in transactions with listed companies will be highly regarded.




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