We currently have an opportunity for two Corporate Finance lawyers based in Scotland within our market leading (Chambers #1) Corporate Finance practice group.

Our Corporate Finance team is one of the highest profile in Scotland with a busy and diverse practice, working with leading domestic and international companies, investment banks, fund managers and private equity houses on major transactions throughout the UK and beyond. On the public company side corporate clients range from FTSE 100 blue chips to smaller AIM companies; on the private company side clients range from large international groups through private equity backed growth businesses to owner-managed SMEs. The group also acts for third sector bodies including universities and local authorities.

Sector specialisms in corporate include technology, fintech, energy (both renewables and Oil & Gas) and food and drink.

The role will involve working closely with colleagues in our Restructuring & Business Advisory, Real Estate, Banking and Share Schemes teams.

The first role is for a senior solicitor/associate of 5-8 years PQE (in Scotland or England/Wales) with demonstrable skills obtained working on CF transactions in a practice recognised for such work, and exposure to some of the specialist areas of work mentioned.

The second role is for a 0-2 year PQE solicitor preferably with direct CF transactional experience in a qualified role, but consideration will be given to those who are newly qualified or candidates with less direct experience in such work but a clear aptitude and appetite to apply their skills to this challenging and dynamic area of work.

The successful candidates will each display an enthusiasm for proactive transaction and project management, strong technical and drafting skills, the ability to provide and to communicate practical and commercial advice to clients as well as good team-working skills.  Experience of working with or an interest in legal technology products such as e-signing and transaction management platforms and document automation software will be essential.

If you are interested in applying for either opportunity please send your CV and a covering letter to lucy.cochrane@shepwedd.com – please also complete a confidential diversity questionnaire quoting reference CFE0006 for the Senior Associate position and reference CFE0007 for the NQ position..

Both are full-time, permanent posts.  We offer a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package with excellent career prospects.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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