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Manager Banking & Finance Lawyer - New Law

Belfast | | Legal Consulting

Recruiter: PwC

Job descriptionTax We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse. Hear from Ed Stacey, Tax People Leader about what a career in Tax could mean for you - from development, to our culture, to what we value in our people when building our team.A career in our United Kingdom Qualified Lawyer practice, within Legal Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients adopt a more strategic approach to global entity governance across their organisations. We help our clients and their legal entities with the incorporation of new companies, on going compliance with local legislation, and restructuring of their global businesses to manage governance and compliance risks.Our team helps our clients with legal consulting services. As a qualified UK lawyer, you’ll focus on providing sound and pragmatic advice to our clients on a range of contentious and non contentious employment law matters.PwC is the world’s premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs.Our New Law Team is one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing practice areas within the network. We have a multi-disciplinary team across multiple regions including Belfast, London, Birmingham and Leeds which is dedicated to providing an exceptionally high standard of service to our clients. We support our clients in managing their legal operations, by assisting in the transformation of their law departments to become more efficient and providing process and technology optimised managed legal services and contract review and remediation services. Our clients include numerous household names, MNCs and listed groups as well as privately owned companies across a range of sectors. The work we undertake is often high profile, high value and cross-border in nature and can involve other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work with Consulting, Deals, Tax and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.About the roleAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in our state of the art facility in Belfast, working closely with our London and other regional offices. We require a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. We are experiencing significant growth in both our private and public sector practices largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems.The role involves:Reviewing, assessing, and drafting Financial Services, IT, IP and general commercial agreements;Advice on Financial Services, IT, IP, e-commerce and general commercial laws;Supporting clients in the negotiation of a range of transactions and developing contract negotiation playbooks for clients;Business development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships; andSome corporate support/due diligence work.Essential skills/requirements:Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction;Excellent academic background;Experience of advising on Financial Services matters and general commercial contracts with strong contract drafting and analytical skills;4-7 years’ PQEAbility to mentor and QC work of more junior team members;Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment;Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement;Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team as and when required; andAbility to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster.The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the following: excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude - ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration;good technical legal skills; anda keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the New Law Services practice.Knowledge of or previous experience in the Managed Legal Services industry or of working as an in-house legal counsel would be advantageous and looked on favourably, as will previous experience of advising on and drafting data protection clauses for commercial contracts (but these are not mandatory requirements). The successful candidate will be working with lawyers across the other UK offices and will be occasionally required to travel between the offices.Not the role for you?Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?The skills we look for in future employees All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. Learn more here: DiversityValuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture. More

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