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EY Senior Commercial Lawyer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Senior Commercial Lawyer

Tax

Requisition # MAN002NP

Post Date Mar 24, 2021

Senior Commercial Lawyer - Open to flexible working

EY Law has more than 2,500 lawyers in 85 jurisdictions. In 2018, we acquired two of the leading providers of alternative legal services in the sector, adding a further 1,000 people to support our 2,500 lawyers.

EY Law is a fast growing, dynamic and integrated part of EY. That means opportunities for our people every day - and a need for talented, flexible, ambitious professionals to join us to fuel our growth tomorrow.  Become part of a client facing, cohesive and expanding team and develop your career within a global organisation looking to disrupt the legal market.

*The opportunity *

We are currently seeking a senior (7+ PQE) Commercial Lawyer to join our UKI Law team within EY Law in Manchester. The role is client facing and will report to a Partner in the UKI Law team.

The UKI Law team is part of our wider EY Law practice.  We integrate fully within EY, both in the UK and globally, and leverage the existing growth platforms that EY already has, with their extensive list of clients, resources and global presence.

We provide our people with a supportive, collaborative, team environment with exceptional experience and training. There will be a focus both on legal skills and, as importantly (and as one would expect from a team which is a fully integrated part of EY), there will also be a focus on helping our people fulfil their potential by developing a broader skill set

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering and taking responsibility for exceptional client service through team delivery, consistently producing high quality work, demonstrating technical competence and insight

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and within EY, winning work proactively and contributing to winning new clients

  • Management of the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical / business driven approach taken

  • Managing client accounts, including client care requirements and financial management, preparing proposals, participating in pitches

  • Build networks and relationships internally and externally to drive the team’s and Law’s strategy

  • Participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication, contribute to people initiatives, including retaining and training law professionals

  • Development of junior team members through effective supervision, coaching and mentoring

Skills and Attributes for Success

  • A willingness to embrace a new challenge, in a non-traditional legal services environment;

  • A dedication to client service and innovation;

  • Positive attitude and willingness to be a team player;

  • Excellent time management skills;

*To qualify for the role, you will ideally have *

  • At least 7+ years PQE;

  • Experience working in a leading UK City or Regional law firm or equivalent professional services firm;

  • Experience managing teams (virtual or cross-border) of 2-6+ people; and willingness to learn new concepts with minimal guidance

Please note, the PQE levels indicated are offered as a guide only and we would welcome applications from all candidates who demonstrate the necessary skills to succeed

*Ideally, you’ll also have *

  • Extensive experience of a wide range of commercial contracts e.g. supply, distribution, services, manufacture, franchise, agency, IT / BPO outsourcing, fintech contracts, digital/tech law contracts;

  • Intra-group contracting arrangements (particularly in the context of group transfer pricing arrangements; an understanding of transfer pricing rules would be beneficial);

  • Experience providing transaction support both M&A and corporate reorganisation (i.e., legal project management, transaction due diligence, transitional services agreements etc.);

  • Large scale contract review/novation projects and project management skills;

*What working at EY offers  *

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer: 

  • Support and coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around  

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career  

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you  

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance. 

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. 

Join us in building a better working world.   

Apply now. 

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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