England, London
23 Jul 2021
20 Aug 2021
Daniel Diamond
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level, Senior Level

Pure Search are instructed on an exciting opportunity for a corporate solicitor looking to enter the media, entertainment and sports sector.

The Company:

Our client is a Tier 1 Legal 500 ranked practice with an outstanding reputation for working with some of the leading names in the media, gaming, sports, interactive, film and talent industries. Having recently played a key role in building out the team at a junior level, we are now working closely with the partners to focus on two further hires at 2-6PQE.

Our client has a genuine appreciation for a work/life balance, recognising that whilst they are not quite as relaxed as West End firms, they are able to offer an enterprising culture where you will be exposed to the most high-profile transactions in the media space and a transparent path for progression, tied to overall contributions and business development rather than purely billable hours.

The Role:

This role would ideally suit a mid-level corporate associate with strong private M&A, private equity, venture capital or reorganisations experience, looking to make a long-term career move into the media sphere.

You will be exposed to a large number of start-ups, founders, entrepreneurs and talent, in many respects representing a mixed commercial/corporate role than a pure corporate position. The workload is generally around 40% M&A, 40% investments and work with start-ups and 20% EMI schemes, JVs and general corporate advisory.

Recent transactions have included a high-profile investment into an English football club, the sale of a games studio, advising a music superstar on the sale of shares in a company, and advising high-profile talent on a major TV deal.

About You:

You will be a UK qualified solicitor with at least two-years post-qualification in a corporate role at a Legal 500 ranked practice. With a curious and creative mind, you will be looking to make a long-term move into the media space, joining one of the leading players in this market. Unlike some of the bigger City firms, our client works in a more relaxed and agile way, in many respects more akin to an in-house environment. You will have a keen interest in business development and be looking to join a firm where you can play a role in supervising more junior members of the team.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Daniel Diamond at Pure Search

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