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Corporate Solicitor

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About the roleRSM Legal are currently seeking an ambitious and business minded junior Corporate Solicitor with excellent academics and corporate experience to work within a growing corporate legal team. RSM Legal is the client facing legal team which sits within the wider RSM UK group. The RSM Legal corporate team was established 2017 and has ambitious plans for future growth. The new corporate lawyer will enjoy developing business and will relish the opportunity to be part of this expansion. As part of the role you will work in an SRA regulated Alternative Business Structure which will afford you opportunities not found within traditional legal practices. You will have the opportunity to work alongside professionals from RSM UK’s multiple services lines which includes tax, corporate finance, outsourcing, audit and consulting. Although RSM Legal is a relatively new business, as it sits within a Global Top 10 accounting and professional services firm, you will also get the opportunity to work with large multi-national clients that are normally the reserve of long established top tier law firms.About the company and departmentRSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services globally. We empower clients to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential. With around 3,650 partners and staff in the UK and access to around 48,000 people in over 120 countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.RSM is consistently ranked number 7 in the world’s largest tax, audit and professional services firms with global revenues of US$5.74 billion of which over £300m is generated by UK fee income.Role requirementsThe successful candidate should be able to demonstrate hands-on experience across a wide range of corporate work with a focus on corporate reorganisations and should be confident in providing advice directly to clients. Essential skills and experience include the following: • Corporate reorganisations, business structuring and group simplifications. • Design and implementation of corporate rationalisations and business transformation projects, with experience of rectification of implementation being valuable. • Restructuring of intra-group loans and trading balances. • Experience of the standard range of corporate law procedures, transactions and issues such as capital reductions, share buy backs, distributions, share capital reorganisations, corporate governance and other aspects of corporate and contract law. • Demergers and reconstruction agreements. • Shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements and investment agreements. • Drafting, reviewing and amending Articles of Association, board minutes, shareholder resolutions, deeds of adherence. • Drafting, reviewing and amending asset/share purchase agreements, subscription agreements, business transfer agreements. • Advising and drafting documentation in respect of reorganisations and structuring of companies and businesses, including MBOs and MBIs and including loan/debt agreements or waivers. • Advising as part of a team offering in connection with disposals, acquisitions, mergers and de-mergers, pre-pack deals. • Strong project management skills to implement the legal aspects of corporate reorganisations, business structuring and group simplifications. • Ability to work as a team with Chartered Company Secretarial colleagues and supervise as appropriate. Key responsibilities • Providing high quality corporate legal advice to clients, ensuring technical excellence and a practical approach. • Taking responsibility for contributing to quality of overall client service. • Building and maintaining external and internal networks to proactively win new work. • Working effectively both with more experienced and junior colleagues within a fluid, changing work environment. Diversity and Inclusion at RSMAt RSM, inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We have an authentic focus on intentional inclusion, enabling our people to feel they can bring their whole self to work and ensuring everyone feels supported, respected and confident to make a valuable contribution.To find out more, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page on our Careers Website.

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