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Tax Associate

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Allen & Overy
14 February 2014
14 March 2014
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Competitive according to level of qualification

Further information

We provide cutting edge advice to our clients in many areas, including M&A, reconstructions and reorganisations, strategic tax planning, tax investigations and disputes, joint ventures, asset finance, Tier 1 capital market transactions, banking, litigation, restructuring, tax, structured finance and indirect tax.

We encourage associates to remain generalists in the early stages of their careers and we have a structured training programme designed to develop first class legal and transaction handling skills. A career in our Taxation team can be highly challenging given the complexity and international dimensions to our work and a continuous emphasis on intellectual growth.

Key Relationships

  • Tax Partners, Associates and the wider team
  • External clients
  • Other internal departments (Corporate, Banking, ICM and Litigation)
  • PSLs
  • Business Development Manager

Role and Responsibilities

  • Providing high quality tax advice, whether in the context of large corporate and financing transactions, innovative tax planning opportunities arising from complex new tax legislation or in the resolution of major disputes.
  • Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
  • Business development - development of personal plan, assistance with and implementation of practice business development plan
  • Contributing to the development of the Tax practice, including attending external conferences and networking
  • Legal research
  • Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation
  • Working effectively and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Supervision of junior team members

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified lawyer (minimum 2 years PQE)
  • Strong technical knowledge of UK tax law
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Intellectual curiosity and versatility
  • Self starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Proven experience of operating at associate level
  • Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
  • Ability to mentor junior lawyers
  • A person of sound judgment with ability to establish a high level of credibility

Who we are looking for

We are looking for high quality applicants with strong experience in UK tax law to join a dynamic team where the quality of work is second to none.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence.