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Associate - Corporate and Commercial

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Appleby's strength and success depends on our commitment to recruit and develop people from the communities in which we operate. Our culture is enabling, supportive and meritocratic. Our relationships are based on fairness, dignity and respect.

Who are we?

As one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, a career at Appleby offers you the opportunity to work with some of the most highly respected practitioners in the offshore world.

Why Join us?

Whether you are looking to join our legal, fiduciary or business services teams, we are interested in people with the drive and ability to flourish in a highly professional and friendly environment.

Purpose
Responsible for all aspects of corporate and commercial related work that are relevant to the Practice Teams of which the Associate is a member.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advises clients, in keeping with the internal policies and procedures, with respect to all aspects of client matters assigned to the Corporate and Commercial practice group.
  • Represents the group in dealings with other law firms, government representatives, agencies, and other professionals involved with the client’s matters.
  • Is responsible for developing a thorough understanding of each assigned client’s business and business philosophy, and for communicating that knowledge to whomever within the group may work on the client’s matters.
  • Takes instructions from other lawyers or clients including suggesting, recommending and drafting instruments for a particular matter, involving lawyers in other practice groups, where necessary or relevant.
  • Reviews and prepares contracts, including acquisitions and joint ventures, complex commercial transactions, mergers, buy-outs and other corporate transactions.
  • Responsible for effective caseload management.
  • Responsible for effective practice management in keeping with internal policies and procedures.
  • Assists in updating Knowledge Management data as it relates to corporate related work.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of the law, both locally and internationally as it may impact the Guernsey office and its clients.
  • Reviews documents prepared by other lawyers and provides comments thereon.
  • Settles the terms of new engagements and exercises due diligence in all matters.
  • Leads or assists in the drafting of precedent documentation for the practice group.
  • Mentors less experienced colleagues where needed.
  • Participates in the practice group’s marketing, education and training programmes.
  • Manages client billing, including the pursuit of delinquent clients and taking the appropriate steps in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Is directly responsible for opening of files, managing files and the closing of files upon completion and sending closed files to archives for safekeeping.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Must be a qualified lawyer with up to 5 years PQE in any one or more of Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Listings and general corporate work ideally gained within a leading international or offshore law firm is preferred.
  • Knowledge of company law, commercial law and all other appropriate legal areas having regard to area of specialisation and level of qualification.
  • Advocacy skills appropriate to level of qualification.
  • Good academic record, as evidenced by degree and other exams and course grades.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a thorough command of the English language including accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • A proven record of productivity and the ability to handle several matters at once.
  • Familiarity with operation of computers and major office software.
  • The ability to deal effectively and courteously with clients, lawyers and colleagues, and to exercise discretion and confidentiality in all matters.



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