Current Opportunities Associate - Corporate
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Associate - Corporate

To meet the expansion of our corporate and commercial practice and the developing needs of our clients, we are looking for new team members to join our Corporate Department. Overall, we are seeking excellent candidates who are highly motivated; have strong and demonstrated technical competencies including excellent interpersonal skills to fit with ByrneWallace LLP. The Corporate Department of ByrneWallace LLP provides proactive and quality advice to a broad range of clients (including public and private companies and State bodies) across a wide range of sectors including, the ICT, Life Sciences, Energy, Healthcare, and FinTech sectors. The Firm is currently advising on a range of high value and quality corporate and commercial transactions.  Successful candidates will be able to develop their careers in a market leading Irish corporate practice which offers a collegiate and supportive working environment. 

Associate solicitor in the corporate department to assist corporate partners on a range of corporate transactions and commercial work. Responsibilities which will be under Partner supervision will include:

  • Working on legal due diligence exercises and preparing draft due diligence reports.
  • Preparing and negotiating disclosure letters.
  • Preparing and negotiating Share Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, Subscription and Shareholders Agreements.
  • Preparing and negotiating a range of commercial contracts including distribution, licensing and franchise agreements.
  • Managing completion of transactions.
  • Supervising work of assistant solicitors, trainees and legal executives
  • Conducting legal research
  • Assisting with business development initiatives and projects including preparation of briefings and making presentations.
  • Providing continuous professional development initiatives and projects including giving presentations.
  • Assisting with development of corporate precedents and know how
  • Complying with al financial KPIs around time recording and invoicing

Other key areas of responsibility:

Client Service

  • The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients – has a good understanding of clients’ needs and an ability to meet their demands
  • Driven to provide a highly professional quality service at all times - consistently delivering to clients clear and concise advice, and a high level of service, that meets the client’s business needs and their expectations of a Solicitor. 
  • Motivated and solutions focused and results orientated

Business Acumen

  • Through the generation of fees demonstrates an ability to make a contribution to the overall income of the Firm.
  • Conducts work in a commercially efficient and profitable manner.
  • Manages clients on fees – provides client with information regarding retainers, estimates, timely billing and fee collection.

Business Development 

  • Demonstrates an ability to attract new business/clients.
    • Networks externally to publicise the Firm in an effective manner.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the internal market.

Legal Knowledge & Expertise

  • Demonstrates the required level of technical knowledge and competency in their legal area(s) of expertise.
  • Contribution to Knowledge - shares knowledge and learning with others in the Firm.
  • Competent in Landlord and Tenant law, investigation and certification of title, registrations and acquisition and disposal of commercial property.

Risk Management 

  • Maintain awareness of your role in managing professional risk issues.  
  • Comply with all of the Firm's policies & procedures; attend risk briefings & support Firm-wide risk management initiatives. 
  • Adhere to the file review and closure process and ensure all open and in-active matters are reviewed and closed as appropriate.
  • Support the implementation of the Firm's LEXCEL System.

Firm involvement

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Firm’s goals, its ethos and culture.
    • Participates in events to assist and promote the profile of the Firm

Requirements 

  • Qualified Solicitor (in Ireland)
  • A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in corporate/commercial law

Staff may be requested to carry out such reasonable tasks as may from time to time occur.

If you are interested in being considered for the above position, please submit your CV in confidence to Gráinne McManus, HR Generalist by email at recruitment@byrnewallace.com. For further information on ByrneWallace LLP, please see our website www.byrnewallace.com.


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