Company and Commercial Solicitor/Associate

  • Job Reference: BH-36700
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff
  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Salary: £55,000 to £70,000
  • Sector: Commercial property
  • Personnel Type: Solicitor

Job Description

Job Title: Solicitor/Associate - Company and Commercial Team
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Location: Hampshire
Work Arrangement: Full-time, Office-based

About Our Client
Our client is a well-respected law firm known for its comprehensive legal services and client-focused approach. Our Company and Commercial team excels in providing expert advice and support to a diverse range of clients. We are looking to expand our team with an experienced Solicitor/Associate who has a strong background in company formation, commercial contracts, and corporate transactions.

Key Responsibilities
- Advise clients on company formation, constitution, and restructuring, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.
- Draft, review, and negotiate commercial contracts, including supply of goods/services agreements, IT contracts, agency and distribution agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, and franchise agreements.
- Provide expert advice on corporate governance and compliance issues.
- Manage corporate transactions, including share purchases, asset purchases, company buybacks of shares, and company mergers and de-mergers.
- Conduct thorough due diligence and prepare relevant documentation for corporate transactions.
- Liaise with clients, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth transaction processes.
- Stay up-to-date with changes in company and commercial law and ensure clients are informed of any relevant developments.
- Support and mentor junior members of the team, fostering a collaborative and learning-focused environment.

Qualifications and Experience
- Qualified Solicitor with 3+ years PQE
- Proven experience in company formation, constitution, and restructuring.
- Extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
- Strong understanding of corporate governance and compliance requirements.
- Demonstrated experience in managing corporate transactions.
- Excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
- Ability to manage a busy and varied caseload with minimal supervision.
- Proficiency in using legal practice management software and other relevant technology.

Vacancy Ref: 36700

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