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Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions - Americas

Company: Jobleads
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Job Description - Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions - Americas (2100002E) Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions - Americas Firm Summary White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world's key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.It's not just about our global network of offices; it's the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It's one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages. Position Summary We are currently looking for associates to join the M&A practice in our New York, Chicago or Silicon Valley offices. As well as possessing excellent academic credentials and legal knowledge, you should also be commercially minded, with a solid grasp of the market and an enthusiasm for the cut-and-thrust of international deal making. Highly focused, you should display the organizational skills and composure needed to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced practice, working to tight deadlines and managing multiple workstreams and communication channels. Given the fluidity of the deal-making process, you should also be mentally agile"adept at thinking on your feet, and quickly adapting to changing circumstances. Excellent oral and written communication skills will be major assets"enabling you to negotiate effectively, and to seamlessly manage the flow of information between practice groups, clients and stakeholders. Regularly working in large, international and multidisciplinary teams, you should also demonstrate a collaborative approach and an ease interacting with a wide range of legal and business professionals. Proactive and self-motivated, you should be eager to take ownership of your work product and demonstrate the skill, talent and commitment to deliver outstanding results. Our Practice Area Drawing on a global breadth of knowledge and experience, we support major multinationals and leading corporations, banks, private equity funds and other visionaries to execute their largest, most complex multijurisdictional transactions. Combining deep local market knowledge with specialist expertise across the full spectrum of legal areas and business sectors, we have been involved in some of the largest and most high profile M&A transactions worldwide, and numerous market "firsts'. As an associate in our practice, you will be working in an exciting working environment, handling challenging, time-sensitive deals that demand a cool head and positive mindset. From the moment you join, you will be interacting with multidisciplinary teams from across our international offices and practice groups, from Tax and Intellectual Property to Private Equity, Real Estate and Commercial Litigation. As well as learning from leading practitioners within our own group, you will therefore also be ideally placed to integrate yourself within the firm's wider global network. As a junior associate, your responsibilities will include a broad range of communication, logistical and analytical tasks"coordinating the various groups working on a project and ensuring that they are all on schedule, understanding and disseminating transactional information, and liaising with clients and stakeholders. Supported by your colleagues at every step, you will find this work both challenging and rewarding; partners are both accessible and approachable, and as a team, we will ensure that you are given the training and hands-on experience needed to flourish in this field. Duties and Accountabilities 1 Draft M&A transaction documents for sophisticated public and private clients. Prepare acquisition agreements and ancillary documentation. Interact with teams on the opposing side of a deal (sellers, buyers, JV partners, their advisers, etc.). Handle domestic transactions on both the buy and sell side, in private and public transactions, including private equity. Coordinate internal and external resources in the various competence areas necessary in a domestic transaction. Support the planning, execution and completion of M&A transactions with focus on value, risks, quality and timing. Assisting clients with corporate establishment, registration, transformation, governance and liquidation. Advising on start-ups, joint ventures, private equity transactions, shareholders agreements, corporate restructures listing, mergers and acquisitions. Leading on due diligence. Qualifications 4+ years of experience in public M&A, private equity, and/or general corporate representation. Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker. Commercial and business awareness. Outstanding communication skills. Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects. Excellent drafting skills. Driven by professional growth. Strong professional presence. Client service focus. Team player. Strong judgment. Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative. Fluency in English. Admitted to the bar and in good standing. Location & Reporting Location: New York, Chicago or Palo Alto. The Firm may modify and amend any job description at any time in its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment. 1 The above is only a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties. Primary Location : United States-New York Other Locations : United States-Silicon Valley, United States-Chicago Job : M&A Corporate Job Posting : Jan 25, 2021, 11:43:00 AM Refer a friend for this job Tell us about a friend who might be interested in this job. All privacy rights will be protected. Refer a friend Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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