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Associate - Private Equity

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, London, City of London
£200000 - £250000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Equity
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

This Top 10 US law firm in London requires a 3-4 PQE Private Equity Associate to join their team in the City. If you're ambitious and looking to join a large, progressive PE team this is a brilliant opportunity to take your career to new heights at a firm that is best known for big-ticket transactional work in the premium market.

The Firm

From their US origins to a global powerhouse - this international law firm is a juggernaut of a firm best known for big-ticket transactional work. The firm was among the first to secure an early-bird ticket to reach over $1B annual revenue. Their innovative, collaborative culture and unparalleled legal expertise have led their meteoric growth to expand further since; now, a Top 10 US firm in London. Their global footprint spans across over 20 offices in 4 continents, representing a broad spectrum of clients including Europe's largest companies, financial and government entities, private corporates, and MNCs.

The firm is situated in the upper/premium market; there are recognised for their unique mix of the US and English law advice and excellence in M&A, Private Equity, Insurance Transactions, Investment Funds, International Arbitration/Litigation, Employment & Banking.

Fuelled by their exponential growth throughout the decades the firm expanded their services to clients, including restructuring, finance, real estate, and securities litigation that dominated the legal sector in Europe and Asia-pacific.

The firm's financial metrics are generally significantly above most of its elite competitors. The London office generates one of the highest revenues among US firms. Joining this firm you can expect a generous remuneration package aligning to the Cravath scale.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a Private Equity Associate (3-4 PQE) to join this Top 10 US firm in their City of London office.

The London PE team is a juggernaut and excels in the high value deals space.

They are ranked as the leading law firm for private equity by Chambers Global, US and UK and the practice is top tier for leveraged buyouts and PE.

The Private Equity team require a mid-level associate with UK market experience that can immerse themselves in working alongside a pioneering team focusing on high-value cross-border private equity transactions.

The Work

Joining the Private Equity team, you'll be focusing your time on working with portfolio companies owned by Private Equity sponsors primarily in the UK, US and Europe.

The team are looking for one individual with 3-4 years' relevant post qualification experience in a corporate team, preferably in the London market or experience in a similar common law jurisdiction (although those with less or more relevant experience will be considered on their merits).

Preferably, experience will have been gained in another top private equity practice group.

To be successful in this role, you will have solid knowledge of Private Equity and be looking for an opportunity to move into a less transaction focused role within the private equity team.

In this role you will report directly in to a partner in the team, be keen to have more responsibility for your own clients and be excited to manage the team's portfolio company relationships to ensure that the service they receive is top standard.

You will work alongside other attorneys of similar PQE, who will be available to further explain the role as part of the interview process.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Private Equity Associate with 3-4 years PQE, to join this Top 10 US law firm in London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to contact Charlie Simpkin at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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