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Corporate M&A Lawyer (Associate)

Posted 8 Jul 2022
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Due to the continued growth and success of our Corporate group, we are currently seeking for a talented and ambitious lawyer for our Amsterdam office. Enjoy working on some of the most complex legal work around and use your skills to help us deliver the best solutions to our clients. If you are an outstanding Corporate/M&A lawyer with 3 - 8 years of experience and if you have a desire to develop your career in a dynamic practice, why not contact us to discuss the current opportunities within our Corporate Practice?

Who will you work with?

Clifford Chance's M&A practice advises our clients, who are among the world's leading companies, on the full range of public and private transactions from complex multi-billion-euro cross-border deals, strategic joint ventures, major divestments and demergers, through to unsolicited takeover approaches, defence strategies and governance issues. Our team includes experts in antitrust/competition law, funds and investment management, insurance, private equity, technology and public policy – and we are closely integrated with our market-leading finance and capital markets practices.

Your career experience so far

We are looking for an outstanding lawyer with at least 3 years of M&A experience. If you have an excellent academic history and are able to demonstrate a real desire to develop a career in a broader Corporate practice, then we would be happy to hear from you. In short you ideally have;

  • At least 3 years of experience in corporate/M&A law with ambition to work on a variety of transactions;
  • Relevant experience in the area of expertise mentioned above;
  • Dutch qualification;
  • Intellectual curiosity, creative thinker;
  • Commercial and business awareness;
  • Ability to see the bigger picture;
  • Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Team player;
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative.

What do we offer you?

  • A dynamic and multicultural work environment to favour professional and personal blossoming.
  • Autonomous file management in collaboration with your colleagues.
  • An individualized professional relationship with local and international clients.
  • A training programme to develop your legal and business skills with our Clifford Chance Academy.

Client focus

We believe in bringing the client (both internal and external) to the centre of everything we do. To achieve this, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. To help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit people who not only excel in their field, but who are also client focused.

We are looking for people who:

  • can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to understand their clients' priorities
  • are team players ready to help others and contribute to the overall success
  • are self-starters
  • listen, question and deliver
  • are reliable and responsive, who can put the needs of the client first.

Clifford Chance is één van de meest toonaangevende en vooruitstrevende advocatenkantoren ter wereld. Op ons kantoor in hartje Amsterdam werken ruim 330 advocaten en niet-juridische collega's aan gecompliceerde internationale transacties en opdrachten voor eveneens toonaangevende Nederlandse en internationale ondernemingen, financiële instellingen, investeerders en internationale organisaties.

Active in 23 countries
300 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 1 years

What employees are saying

Michiel Sunderman

Partner Tax

" In mijn dagelijkse werkzaamheden richt ik mij op de fiscale aspecten van de transacties waar ons kantoor zich op richt. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan fusies en overnames, het opzetten van beleggingsfondsen en internationale reorganisaties.
Het werk is heel afwisselend, en ik stuit continu op leuke en uitdagende fiscale...

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