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Leeds, Yorkshire
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1 Sep 2022



We are seeking to recruit a talented newly qualified lawyer to join our Corporate Group in Leeds to support the team in the areas of M&A (domestic/cross border; private and public), equity capital markets/listed company advisory work and private equity.

Background to the Corporate Group

Pinsent Masons LLP has an international corporate group comprising some 120 lawyers, including more than 35 partners.

Our Corporate lawyers work with clients across a broad range of sectors advising on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers, buy-ins and buyouts, joint ventures and investments. Our sector led approach combined with our technical expertise enables us to work more closely with our clients to understand their needs, objectives and tailor our advice.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • M&A (private company, cross border and public takeovers)
  • Corporate Finance (equity capital markets and listed company advisory work)
  • Private Equity (advising a range of private equity institutions and management teams)
  • Corporate governance
  • Joint Ventures

We regularly advise on cross border work and recently have undertaken deals in the United States of America, Germany, Holland, South Africa, Poland, France, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Italy.

We have a strong sector focus in Advance Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Real Estate, Retail and Leisure and Insurance and Financial Services.

The depth and breadth of our corporate practice is recognised by our awards and rankings:

  • Tier 1 in Corporate and Commercial: Mid-Market M&A London (Legal 500 UK, 2022)
  • Tier 1 in Corporate and Commercial: Equity Capital Markets (low-mid cap) (Legal 500 UK, 2022)
  • No 1 law firm by total number of AIM clients (Adviser Rankings 2021)
  • No 1 law firm by volume of AIM ECM deals and No 3 for all UK ECM (Perfect Information ECMi Report 2021)
  • Top 4 law firm by total number of Stock Market Clients (Adviser Rankings 2022)
  • Top 6 law firm by volume of M&A deals in the UK (Mergermarket 2021)
  • Shortlisted for the M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2020
  • Shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2021
  • Shortlisted for the Equity Capital Markets Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2019

Our Leeds Team

The full service corporate practice at Pinsent Masons LLP is praised as the 'powerhouse of the North', andhandles a steady stream of high-value transactional mandates for global corporates and private equity houses. Andrew Black oversees the sector-driven practice, which has strength across the technology, energy and financial services industries. The core group includes Andrew Kerr, who is singled out as a 'real asset to the team', and Catherine Hemsworth and Michelle Kershaw, who continue to be instructed by PE clients. Senior associate Tom Ralph handles local and European M&A work and is recommended for his niche in the healthcare sector. On the commercial side, legal director Lisa Harley manages the commercial subgroup and has over two decades of experience in the IT sector, specialising in outsourcing and procurement issues.

Key Clients include

  • Imagination Technologies Limited
  • OssDsign AB
  • DCC
  • Air Partner plc
  • Greencoat Capital LLP
  • Biffa Waste Services Limited
  • ALK Capital
  • GoodTill
  • Surgical Innovations plc
  • FloGas
  • MOJ
  • The National Employment Savings Trust (Nest)

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will:

  • ideally have completed a seat in corporate in a commercial firm or in-house legal team;
  • be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues in an agile environment;be technically excellent but equally import
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    • Job Reference: 699489432-2
    • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
    • Recruiter: Pinsent Masons LLP
      Pinsent Masons LLP
    • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
    • Salary: On Application
    • Sector: Legal
    • Job Type: Permanent