Senior Associate/Of Counsel (Corporate)

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, D01 W213

Company: Walkers Global

Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

THE FIRM

We are an international firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to the global financial services community. We have a presence in multiple jurisdictions and, with offices across geographies and time zones, we combine deep expertise with a determination to give our clients the best.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it is the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

Walkers has a growing presence in M&A, particularly in the financial services' field; this includes aviation leasing and investment funds. The Dublin office is also noted for corporate restructurings, joint ventures / shareholders' arrangements and cross-border work, while being able to offer fiduciary and company secretarial services

THE ROLE

Walkers are currently seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic senior associate / Of Counsel to join its dynamic and experienced Corporate team. The ideal candidates will have domestic and international transactional experience, advising on a broad range of corporate-law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraisings, private equity, venture capital, shareholder / joint venture arrangements and corporate-governance advices. In this role, you will advise on domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate restructuring, Irish corporate governance and general commercial matters. Your work will be high quality, interesting and challenging.  You will be given the opportunity to work on a broad range of matters representing clients located in Ireland as well as globally and have a diverse range of responsibilities including the following:

  • performing a lead role on transactions and advisory matters;
  • drafting and reviewing transactional documents;
  • assisting with due-diligence exercises;
  • reviewing applicable legislative provisions and advising clients on Irish company-law matters;
  • managing assigned matters and liaising with other team members and colleagues within the Irish office and globally as needed;
  • creating and maintaining relationships with client and industry contacts;
  • keeping up to date with legal developments;
  • participating in business-development activities; and
  • assisting with the preparation of client advisories and updates and building your industry profile through their publication.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an internationally-focused, professional organisation which places huge emphasis on continuous professional development, mentoring and career development within a collegiate team-based environment.

THE PERSON

We are seeking qualified lawyers who are 5 - 8 years post-qualification and who have prior experience in corporate in a recognised practice. We are open to hearing from those current practicing in Ireland or those interested in returning or relocating to Ireland. Additionally, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • strong academic credentials;
  • excellent analytical, technical and drafting skills;
  • a high level of commercial and business awareness;
  • a calm and measured approach to problem solving;
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • excellent communication skills; and
  • a proven track record in managing competing priorities and deadlines.

Walkers global is an equal opportunity employer. Equality and diversity are key to our global identity and an integral part of our goal to continue being an employer of choice. We are committed to a work environment that supports all individuals irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We make every effort to ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all purely on the basis of personal ability.