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Senior Associate – Employee Benefits - Baker McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie is a truly global law firm. We have more offices in more locations than any other law firm and most of our work has an international dimension.

Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. We're aided in this by our culture- we call it Fluency- which describes how we work, think and behave when we are at our best. Fluency encourages high performance in a collaborative and fulfilling way. Every person in the firm is measured in line with Fluency.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker & McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. More than any other firm we can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of one of the world's leading law firms but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

  • FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014: Ranked 3rd Most Innovative Firm in Europe
  • The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15: currently ranked 80th
  • Chambers Global 2015: More lawyer and practice group rankings than any other firm globally
  • The Lawyer European Awards 2015: International Firm of the Year
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th 
  • Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2016: currently ranked 11th
The Role

The role will be complex and wide-ranging, it will include (for instance):

•Advising on all aspects of the implementation and operation of share plans for UK, US and European multinationals;
•Supporting the Corporate - Private Equity and Funds team and corporate tax team in transactional, advice work and business development support;
•Advising on complex employee and corporate tax issues and tax planning;
•Advising on tax withholding and reporting obligations in relation to employee share plans;
•Experience in PLC development and advising on takeovers and mergers and other transactions;
•Understanding and communicating trends in the sector and their impact on the client's position to clients;
•Undertaking BD activity consistent with the team's wider strategy,
•Preparing client updates on developments of interest to our client base;
•Drafting legal documents that are structurally consistent and accurately reflect relevant instructions;
•Taking responsibility for thinking ahead and checking that matters are progressing according to the timetable and communicating appropriately with clients;
•Maintaining regular dialogue with the Partner on performance against budget;
•Recognising actual or potential sensitive client issues;
•Creating a time/fee estimate for a whole matter where required and taking responsibility for monitoring costs/delivery within budget/checking that fee updates are being sent to clients;
•Matching 'time spent' to value and interpreting financial data to understand individual/matter profitability;
•Taking a role in analysing and interpreting billing/realisation data to assess level of profitability and reviewing pre-bills where required; and
•Making preliminary recommendations on difficult ethical/conflict issues and referring to Partner(s)

Key Skills Required  

We are ideally looking for a Senior Associate with the following skills and experience:

•A qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials
•Strong technical skills
•Share plan practitioner
•With particular focus on supporting corporate tax on transactions - must be pragmatic and have sound commercial judgment and have earn out experience
•With knowledge and interest in supporting Private Equity and funds-
•Must be ready and able to provide business development support (especially to corporate tax/ Private Equity area of practice)
•Internal liaison skills
•External facing
•Must be interested in building practice and assisting development of other members of the team
•Significant experience of employee share plan issues together with wider employee tax expertise (ideally including mobility issues)
•Will consider candidates from an accountancy background
•Must be able to pro-actively take forward matters
•Will be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with external and overseas departments
•Will be a highly credible individual with gravitas and high level of intellectual ability
•Will have strategic awareness of business and commercial issues
•Genuine interest in business development
•Will have a pro-active commercial outlook
•Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm.
For more information about this position, please contact in confidence, Tara Newsome, Recruitment Officer on 020 7919 1598

At Baker & McKenzie we welcome direct applications. Please click here to send an application and we will be in touch.

Jan 23, 2017

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